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 Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
- 4 years ago
Moving Mountains
Rebuilding on a challenging site in Mill Valley, California, a couple optimize a winning view that was there all along.
Raumplan House by Alberto Campo Baeza
Raumplan House by Alberto Campo Baeza
Raumplan House is a minimal residence located in Madrid, Spain, designed by Alberto Campo Baeza.
- 2 years ago
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home.
Labor of Loved Ones
Designed by his son and daughter-in-law, and largely built by his family and a host of neighborly helpers, Bill Weber’s new home is all about strengthening the ties that bind.
Four Walls and a Screw-Top
What does a $9.99 bottle of screw-top wine have to do with a prefab house? Vetter Denk made the connections in an innovative getaway for an enterprising vintner.
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
This Home Achieves Blissful Living in the Hills
Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.
Bursts of Yellow and Indoor Gardens Are Just Two Reasons to Love This Home
By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a classic split-level house that needed some serious...
An Angular Copper-Clad Apartment Building in Italy
Perched in the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site.
A Dream Home is an Architectural Self-Portrait
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2016 issue.
A Celeb-Worthy Home in Beverly Hills Asks $6.75M
Offering lofty canyon views and poolside living, the Phineas Residence embodies the Californian way of life.
The Long Way Home
Romanced by Marfa's charms, a couple find prefab an apt solution for building in the remote desert.
Take Me Home
A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...
A Home Fit for a Science Fiction Writer
On Austin’s outskirts, an author's bunker-style home redefines modern city living.
Minimal North Carolina Home Built for a Tech-Forward West Coast Couple
Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their North Carolina dream home.
A Mighty Oak Tree Frames This Family Home in Austin
Matt Fajkus Architecture creates a grounded take on a tree house in Texas.
Home DW by Francisca Hautekeete
Home DW is a minimal house created by Belgium-based designer Francisca Hautekeete.
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
Sustainable Retirement Home in Tune with California Landscape
A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest lightly on the land.
Make This Seaside Villa in Southern Portugal Your Own Private Resort For $2M
Echoing the whitewashed towns that characterize this Mediterranean coast, a modern villa in Algarve, Portugal opens up to oceanfront views.
An Airy Sydney Home Goes Vertical to Gain Space
A snug footprint and protected streetscape in Sydney prompt an architect to build skyward.
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
Six Concrete Boxes Make a Jaw-Dropping Martha's Vineyard Home
Despite being set in concrete, an idyllic modular retreat is built to go with the flow.
A Thomas Phifer-Designed Glass-and-Steel Masterpiece For Sale
Architect Thomas Phifer is known for his sleek, minimalist steel-and-glass structures that are designed to take in endless sunlight.
Red Cedar Is the Key Ingredient of This Wooded Cottage For Sale
Located just an hour-and-a-half away from Chicago, a three-bedroom modern cottage in Michigan City, Indiana is for sale for just under 900K.
This Architect's Home Embraces Oceanfront Views
Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built the Cresta to capitalize on Southern California’s balmy climate.
Tackling Big Design Questions in an Iconic Home
In John Lautner’s Garcia House, Nest, Dwell, and Airbnb invited the Los Angeles design world to consider our current crossroads with technology and architecture—and the social...