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.

Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
A generic Brooklyn brownstone is transformed into a bright and spacious home—idyllic for entertaining kids and adults alike.
 - 2 months ago
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
Designed to “take a beating,” the modern interiors of this Seattle home have been crafted to withstand the wear-and-tear of young children—all without compromising style.
 - 2 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Put off by Montreal’s rising rents, a young couple turn to first-time homeownership and dive into a design-led renovation.
 - 2 months ago
A Gorgeous Refuge Treads Lightly on its Surrounding Nature Reserve
A Gorgeous Refuge Treads Lightly on its Surrounding Nature Reserve
Set on the edge of a wooded hillside in a peaceful nature preserve, a stunning year-round refuge is designed with the utmost respect for location.
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Simplicity Reigns at This Off-Grid Australian Retreat
Simplicity Reigns at This Off-Grid Australian Retreat
If you think these two buildings resemble old sheds, you're not wrong—that's kind of the point.
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A Cinder Block Duplex in Charleston Is Recast as a New York–Style Loft
A Cinder Block Duplex in Charleston Is Recast as a New York–Style Loft
The industrial-modern Metamorphosis House is now a showcase for art.
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Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was built.
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A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A triangular-shaped penthouse in the city center becomes a bright home that wonderfully connects with the outdoors.
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11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite its unusually skinny lot.
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A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A French filmmaker celebrates American design in her vibrantly decorated pied-à-terre perched above Manhattan.
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Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down from the ceiling.
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Two Cedar-Clad Structures Form a Unique Montauk Retreat
Two Cedar-Clad Structures Form a Unique Montauk Retreat
Inspired by the natural setting, local architects create one weekend retreat by designing two dwellings that will beautifully weather over time.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace Their Surroundings
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Embrace Their Surroundings
Sliding glass doors, immense windows, and relaxing patios connect the residents of these modern homes with lush backyards and stunning views.
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A Californian Home Gently Steps Down on an Oak-Studded Landscape
A Californian Home Gently Steps Down on an Oak-Studded Landscape
Western Red Cedar and exposed concrete meld together in a nature-inspired retreat knitted into a challenging hillside.
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Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Warehouse Becomes a Live/Work Space For $124K
Budget Breakdown: A Bay Area Warehouse Becomes a Live/Work Space For $124K
A Bay Area producer and community organizer converts a run-down warehouse in Oakland into her dream house for $124,093.
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One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
One Couple's Contemporary Coastal Retreat Celebrates Their Irish Roots
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Irish cottage, a couple’s second home celebrates their shared heritage and the sublime landscape around them.
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An Uplifting Family Retreat Boasts Breathtaking Views of the Tetons
An Uplifting Family Retreat Boasts Breathtaking Views of the Tetons
Compact, contemporary, and site-sensitive, this elevated retreat takes cues from the Tetons’ geology and the textured willow scrub landscape.
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New York Architect John Berg Invites Us Into His Indoor/Outdoor Hamptons Home
New York Architect John Berg Invites Us Into His Indoor/Outdoor Hamptons Home
After spending six summers living in a yurt in East Hampton, Berg fell in love with the area.
 - 3 months ago
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
A Decaying 1920s Home Is Saved With a Mullet Renovation
In downtown Raleigh, a thoughtful transformation rescues a historic home from decay while adding a surprisingly modern rear addition.
 - 3 months ago
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K
A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.
 - 3 months ago
This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard
This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard
The last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard—is discovered near Detroit.
 - 3 months ago
This Vignette-Rich Cottage on Long Island Is Full of Rare and Vintage Furniture
This Vignette-Rich Cottage on Long Island Is Full of Rare and Vintage Furniture
Greenport Residence in New York reflects a couple’s far-reaching tastes.
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A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien Engels.
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A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
Big Space, Little Space by design duo Davidson Rafailidis builds on the structure's past, leaving the interiors raw and encouraging imaginative reuse.
 - 3 months ago
An Off-Grid Goto House Wraps Around a Jewel-Like Courtyard
An Off-Grid Goto House Wraps Around a Jewel-Like Courtyard
Punctured by a glass-enclosed courtyard, this hexagonal, donut-shaped house is filled with light and views from all six sides.
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Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sensational Fireplaces
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Sensational Fireplaces
Whether they're decorative or functional, these fireplaces and stoves crank up the heat on modern design.
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This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes
This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes
OF House by Studio Otto Felix celebrates natural materials and indoor/outdoor living outside the city of Campinas.
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A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
A Light-Filled Modern Farmhouse Is Built For $240K
Inspired by the rural Wisconsin countryside, a team designs an elegant modern farmhouse with a simple exterior and a bright, airy interior.
 - 3 months ago
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
Still adhering to its local neighborhood vernacular, this delightful dwelling in the suburb of Princess Hill gets a contemporary rear-facade refresh.
 - 3 months ago
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
In North London, a small mews house suffering from lack of light gains a bright refresh with space-saving features.
 - 3 months ago