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 Stellar Work of Midcentury Modern Architecture Is Up For Sale in New Zealand
A Stellar Work of Midcentury Modern Architecture Is Up For Sale in New Zealand
Completed in 1963 by Hall & Mackenzie, The Japanese-inspired Fletcher House is in mint condition—and it’s packed with custom details.
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Budget Breakdown: An Architect Constructs a Plywood Hideaway for Her Family for $538K
This woodsy retreat’s island site in British Columbia meant working with mostly local builders and materials.
A Seattle Home Perched High in the Treetops Transforms With Movable Walls
In The Lookout, Hybrid Architecture inverts the floor plan of a typical home to best take advantage of a sloped site.
An Introspective Home in Melbourne Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
An Introspective Home in Melbourne Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
Bourne Road Residence’s fresh white palette merges indoor calm with outdoor greenery.
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A Modern Addition Makes This 110-Year-Old Nashville House Sing
The owners—married musicians in an indie-pop band—turned to an old college friend to create a space for impromptu concerts and quiet repose.
An Architect’s Barrel-Vaulted Home in the Hudson Valley Treetops Asks $1.45M
The midcentury home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, features arched cedar ceilings built by a Norwegian shipbuilder.
A Copper Cabin in British Columbia Glows With Magical Childhood Memories
The colorful steel-clad cabin evokes the owner’s happy memories of holidays spent in a converted railroad boxcar.
A Prefab Cabin Made From 100% Locally Sourced Wood Pops Up in France
A trio of architects use sustainably harvested timber to build an experimental home in the Loire Valley.
This 350-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Has Plenty of Room to Entertain
Space-saving design tricks turn a tiny Manhattan apartment into a place for a couple to host without holding back.
Before & After: A TV Writer’s Chelsea Loft Is Saved From a Hodgepodge of Outdated Remodels
Through a process of subtraction, the architects were able to highlight the penthouse’s unique elements.
A Venice Beach Granny Suite Exudes Serious West Coast Cool
A Venice Beach Granny Suite Exudes Serious West Coast Cool
A simple garage renovation becomes so much more at the hands of architecture firm Bau10.
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Minnesota’s Native Prairie Landscape Sets the Stage for This Modern Home Near Minneapolis
Surrounded by a 90-acre conservation area, the structure takes a front row seat to views of wildlife-filled grasslands and an adjacent nature reserve.
Nutritionist Keri Glassman’s Manhattan Apartment Offers Lessons for Pandemic Living
The founder of Nutritious Life invites us into her Upper East Side home and shares how healthy habits have helped relieve stress.
A Black Gable Villa in Copenhagen Stands Out From Its Stately Neighbors
The modern dwelling incorporates its woodsy-yet-urban surrounds through copious glazing.
Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home
Rafael Santa Ana unites the disjointed floors of his Vancouver residence, adding vaulted ceilings and a commanding, double-height bookshelf.
Rental Revamp: An Architect Couple Reimagine a Dated Queens Apartment for Just $5K
Using found materials and DIY know-how, Jordan Meerdink and Shalini Amin create a polished home that emphasizes their African roots.
A Concrete House Is Softened by an Airy Internal Courtyard, Complete With an Olive Grove
For an architect’s new build in Melbourne, eco-conscious design techniques help create a minimal-but-warm home.
This Playful Melbourne Home Embraces Its Split Personality
Heritage in the front, modern in the back—this renovation by FMD Architects is a family home with character.
An Indulgent Fenestration Design Rewards This Modern Dallas Home With Views of a Lush Park
True to its name, Perch Haus by M Gooden Design claims a lofty spot overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.
The Cofounders of Den, a DIY Cabin Startup, Share a Peek Into Their Catskills Retreat
The husband-and-wife duo use their home as both a weekend getaway and laboratory for their business.
For a Cool $25 Million, You Can Buy Richard Neutra’s Most Famous Palm Springs Home
The Kaufmann Desert House was meticulously restored by Marmol Radziner in the 1990s—and now it’s up for grabs.
This Cozy Aussie Cottage Is a Treasure Trove of Pottery and Vintage Finds
A smart renovation makes room for a creative couple, their two dalmatians, and a carefully curated collection of goods.
This Melbourne Home Sits Pretty on a Slightly Sloped Site
Working together with InForm Design, an interior designer and her husband build a comfortable, contemporary home flooded with natural light.
A Historic Berkeley Midcentury Is Reborn After a Devastating Fire
A new home by Anderson Anderson Architecture captures the spirit of the 1952 residence that once stood on its site.
This Colorful House in San Francisco May Be Boxy, but It’s Anything but Square
Interior designer Regan Baker used bold wallpaper and clever storage to liven up her Forest Knolls home.
A Hilltop Midcentury in Berkeley With Bay Views and a Writer’s Cottage Asks $970K
Available for the first time in nearly 60 years, the home offers a glass-fronted living room with views of the San Francisco Bay.
Budget Breakdown: A Former Berkeley Commune Is Surgically Renovated for $944K
A close-knit team seismically retrofits and reimagines a 1905 residence that had suffered through years of shoddy work.
These Legendary Surfers’ Converted School Bus Connects to a Three-Story Tree House on Hawaii
Aamion and Daize Goodwin’s radical digs in Hanalei, Kauai, can best be described as “Peter Pan” meets “Swiss Family...
Budget Breakdown: This Revamped New Orleans Home Is Part Urban Loft and Part Cathedral
A classic Big Easy house with a fanciful facade gets a $427K renovation that balances authenticity and imagination.
Before & After: A Washed-Up Venice Beach Shack Catches a Second Wave
Veneer Designs turns a crumbling home into a beachside paradise.