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.

A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.
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A Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
A Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
The vintage bones of an industrial loft serve as a stunning backdrop to a museum-worthy art collection.
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This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function
This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function
Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.
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This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating layers of history and place.
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This Astounding Cabin in Norway Is a Patchwork of Different Materials
This Astounding Cabin in Norway Is a Patchwork of Different Materials
For one family's mountain getaway, the architects chose a distinct construction method, window pattern, and roof cladding for each of the four sections.
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This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
This Slender Concrete Home in Brazil Feels Like an Urban Jungle
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel.
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Before and After: A Cramped Home in Mexico Gets a Drastic Makeover on a Tight Budget
Before and After: A Cramped Home in Mexico Gets a Drastic Makeover on a Tight Budget
Three companies donated materials to Merida-based Dosa Studio to help create a bright, airy family home on a densely built-up site in Texcoco.
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This Stacked Concrete Home Is Not Your Typical Golf Course Dwelling
This Stacked Concrete Home Is Not Your Typical Golf Course Dwelling
Located in the seaside resort of Costa Esmeralda, a captivating concrete home overlooks a golf course in Buenos Aires.
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Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Spectacular Desert Retreat and School in Arizona
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Spectacular Desert Retreat and School in Arizona
A masterful extension of the desert landscape in Scottsdale, Taliesin West is a living memorial to the inspiring life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest
A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest
Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural...
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A Dreamy Lakeside Cottage Embodies the Spirit of Simple Living
A Dreamy Lakeside Cottage Embodies the Spirit of Simple Living
Thanks to its relaxed character and peaceful environment, this warm, simple wood dwelling captures the essence of cottage life.
 - 3 months ago
This "Almost Cube" House Offers Mesmerizing Views of the Chilean Coast
This "Almost Cube" House Offers Mesmerizing Views of the Chilean Coast
Located in the coastal Chilean town of Punta de Lobos, a house with a pavilion-like shell made of slatted pinewood sits peacefully by the water.
 - 3 months ago
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope
Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.
 - 3 months ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Exuberant Interiors
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Exuberant Interiors
For the non-minimalists among us, these playful interiors have been painted with every color on the palette.
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A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.
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Before and After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
Before and After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
After a complete renovation, a drab 700-square-foot apartment is now a bright and vibrant home.
 - 3 months ago
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
Exploring themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles, His and Her House comprise part of an exhibit on urban rejuvenation in Shenzhen, China.
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A Modern Farmhouse Blends Community-Minded Living With the Country Landscape
A Modern Farmhouse Blends Community-Minded Living With the Country Landscape
Nestled in a rural hamlet in Virginia, this new farmhouse embraces its idyllic surroundings in a tight-knit community.
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21 Enchanting Spaces That Feature Iconic Furniture
21 Enchanting Spaces That Feature Iconic Furniture
From the Eames lounge chair to the Noguchi coffee table, these quintessential designs in modern homes prove that classic can also feel contemporary.
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Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Not only did the father of Palm Springs modernism design this steel-and-glass prefab, but he also stepped in to oversee its remodel.
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A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home
The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.
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Multiple Modern Cabins Make Up This French Holiday Home
Multiple Modern Cabins Make Up This French Holiday Home
Set within the sloped terrain of beautiful Cap Ferret, France, is a contemporary holiday home perfect for both entertaining and relaxation.
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A Curvaceous Home in Chile Cuts a Dramatic Figure
A Curvaceous Home in Chile Cuts a Dramatic Figure
The semicircular residence on Chiloé Island features a dramatic, sloping roof that extends over an interior courtyard.
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This Renovation Will Make You Rethink the Typical Look of a California Beach House
This Renovation Will Make You Rethink the Typical Look of a California Beach House
A 1960s Southern California seaside property gets a luxe update that still fits in with its natural surroundings.
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This Stunning Suffolk County Home Brings a Modern Twist to a Historic Area
This Stunning Suffolk County Home Brings a Modern Twist to a Historic Area
In the historic hamlet of Amagansett in Suffolk County, New York, is where you'll find the lovely “Lanes,” a set of pedestrian-friendly streets all within walking distance to the...
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A Spanish Architect Converts a Cement Factory Into a Breathtaking Home and Headquarters
A Spanish Architect Converts a Cement Factory Into a Breathtaking Home and Headquarters
With La Fábrica, architect Ricardo Bofill reimagines a ruin from Barcelona’s industrial age.
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A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.
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A Gorgeous Chalet in the Swiss Alps Perfectly Blends Modern and Rustic Design
A Gorgeous Chalet in the Swiss Alps Perfectly Blends Modern and Rustic Design
A reimagined Swiss chalet brings together regional influences, vintage elements, and a customized contemporary aesthetic.
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A Bright Red Island Residence Embraces a Linden Tree
A Bright Red Island Residence Embraces a Linden Tree
On the island of San Miguel in Portugal's Azores archipelago, a vibrant home wraps around a massive linden tree.
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Life in This Renovated Houseboat Would Be But a Dream
Life in This Renovated Houseboat Would Be But a Dream
Stealth storage and a color palette borrowed from nature lets this Australian houseboat live larger than its 495 square feet.
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