Home Tours

Step inside the most incredible spaces in the modern world. From midcentury renovations, to off-the-grid cabins, to innovative prefabs, Dwell's home tours take you inside inspiring design projects that serve the contemporary lifestyle, lead the way on green initiatives, and incorporate smart technology. These stories illustrate excellence in modern home design the world over.

This Weekend Getaway Gives the Traditional American Barn an Australian Twist
This Weekend Getaway Gives the Traditional American Barn an Australian Twist
Paul Uhlmann Architects creates a spectacular rural retreat for a young family on a sprawling property in Queensland.
- 2 months ago
This Revamped Terrace House Has a Porthole Window for the Owner’s Cat
Atlas Architects crafts a sanctuary for a librarian and her cat in Melbourne, Australia.
This Eco-Friendly Home Wears the South African Bush as Camouflage
Sunken in the earth and topped with native grass, this low-slung concrete home lets the landscape rule.
An 1850 Schoolhouse in Milford, Pennsylvania
An 1850 Schoolhouse in Milford, Pennsylvania
A pair of photographers employed a pair of architects (they're all buddies) to transform an aging schoolhouse into a modern marvel.
- 9 years ago
Garden Statement
On a once-vacant corner lot in a transitional Jersey City neighborhood, a pair of local architects devised a clever prefab for a resourceful client.
Startin’ Spartan
When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist...
Before & After: A Tucson Midcentury Gets a Surgically Precise Revamp
Paring back to just the essentials, Hazelbaker Rush’s treatment of this 1941 dwelling is a lesson in restraint.
This Dreamy Diamond Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
Clad in salvaged wood and adorned with moss, this tiny hexagonal home is #cabinlife goals.
This Multigenerational Bay Area Home Is Super Accessible With Style to Spare
Who says accessibility can’t be stylish? As designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy proves, the varying needs of a multigenerational home can all be answered in one cohesive design.
Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
This Mountain Hideaway in the Czech Republic Burrows Into a Meadow
This Mountain Hideaway in the Czech Republic Burrows Into a Meadow
Built in a rugged landscape, this concrete-and-larch wood retreat is designed to weather over the seasons.
- 3 months ago
With Just $7K, a Creative Duo Transform a Melbourne Warehouse Into a Cheerful Home and Studio
Designer Leah Hudson-Smith and musician Wally Maloney build a bedroom and music studio within a lofty warehouse—all on a shoestring budget.
This Meditative Home in Silicon Valley Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
The flora comes first at a leafy enclave just minutes from downtown Palo Alto.
This Candy-Colored Spanish Apartment Looks Good Enough to Eat
Peeling back the layers in a pied-à-terre in Spain reveals the inspiration for its palette.
A Bare-Bones Brick Home in London Has its Breakthrough Moment
A team of architects uses the bones of a midcentury eyesore to create a new home for a family of seven.
Prefab Design Paves the Way for a Zen-Inspired Home in Uruguay
A mostly prefab design provides for a simpler life on a lakefront in southern Uruguay.
A Screened Porch Slices Through a Design Duo’s New England Cottage
A New England cottage makes the most of short summers with an innovative indoor/outdoor space.
This “Well-Behaved” Home Hides an Ocean of Blue Behind its Doors
Behind a subdued exterior, a San Francisco townhouse designed by OPA expresses its wild side.
This Self-Sufficient Australian Home Is a Living, Breathing Ecosystem
A house in Sydney combats climate change with its own ecosystem.
A Tree Grows Right Through the Roof of This Radically Updated Eichler
A power couple in the tech world create the home of their dreams—with barely a gadget in sight.
This Norwegian Ski Cabin Is Rough Around the Edges—but Refined Within
A designer couple build a contemporary cabin in Norway inspired by rural fences.
A Vivid, Hand-Shaped Home Holds an Extended Family in Upstate New York
A couple, their kids, and two sets of grandparents share a boldly imagined house in upstate New York.
Tunquen Treasure
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chilean beachgoer.
Before & After: A Brooklyn Townhouse Is Adeptly Reorganized for its Extroverted-Introvert Owner
A thoughtful new floor plan fluidly accommodates a wide range of activities, from the super social to the need to nest, in a 1,500-square-foot space.
This Japanese Home With Earthen Walls Was Inspired by Sandcastles
Instead of dumping excavated soil, ADX used it to build a new home for a client recovering from the 2011 earthquake.
A Black Gable Home Opens Wide to the Appalachian Landscape
Desai Chia Architecture draws upon rural architecture to create an austere retreat that frames spectacular vistas.
A Plywood Box Turns a 20th-Century Duplex Into a Multigenerational Home
MOA Architecture inserts a wood box into a Montreal duplex to make room for three generations of a growing family.
A Breathtaking Austin Home Weaves Around Oak and Pecan Trees
Skirting towering trees and protected by floating canopies, this urban oasis is all about the outdoors.
This Groovy, Spherical Home in São Paulo Wants to Inspire the Future of Cities
Starting in 1974, architect Eduardo Longo built the radically organic Casa Bola as a prototype for modular city apartments.
Before & After: An Atrium-Like Staircase Fills This Minimalist Chicago Duplex With Light
Carefully placed windows steep this crisp Chicago apartment in the texture of the city.