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Home Tour stories from Dwell and our publishing partners. From miniature abodes to luminous dwellings, each of these modern projects from around the globe is an architectural masterpiece.

A House Not Built for Human Beings
An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.
This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.
A Layered Home in Coastal Australia That Merges With the Limestone Terrain
Located in Victoria, Australia, on a site that's lined with limestone shelves and underground caves, this house was designed as a...
Enjoy Island Life In A Modern Greek Holiday Villa In The Midst of Ancient Ruins
Resting along the crest of a volcanic crater, on the little-known island of Nisyros in the Aegean Sea, Villa Nemésis marries the...
Barely There
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they...
The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep
Whale-watching is an indoor activity at a maritime sanctuary in Quebec.
A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg
A floating wall on a Johannesburg cottage draws inspiration from local mining moguls and Mies van der Rohe.
An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...
Built-In Style
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the...
The Shipping Muse
Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with...
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
102 Potted Olive Plants Cover the Facade of This Bangkok Home
The first thing that catches the eye when one passes the Flower Cage House in Bangkok is a gridded-steel framework with a facade...
Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
“I can show you what it was…and what it is,” Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island...
Vaulted Skylights and Concrete Columns Connect This Melbourne Home With the Sun
Concrete, aluminum, and skylights create architectural alchemy in this breezy residence in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.
A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York
Located in Tribeca, this residential development consists of a complete renovation and new construction—both concealed behind one...
A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
A Cedar- and Metal-Clad Shed House Ushers In the Outdoors
Located in Craryville, New York, at the base of the Berkshires, is the Texas Hill House, a simple shed structure that opens up to...
A Tiny Hong Kong Apartment With a Tree House-Inspired Loft
A tiny apartment in a Hong Kong high rise is named Mini Tree House Residence after its little lofted bedroom.
A Family's Kiev Apartment Is Filled With Copper, Marble, and a Sophisticated Palette
Using a simple color scheme and dynamic textures, architectural design studio YoDezeen creates a strikingly modern yet warm...
Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler
A father and son built an off-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.
This Mesmerizing Glass House Is Also a Photographer's Lakeside Studio
Set at the edge of Stoney Lake in Ontario, Canada, is a photographer's home, studio, and boat house.
A Holiday Apartment in Poland With the Perfect Mix of Vintage and Custom Furniture
Loft Kolasiński revitalizes a 1920 flat with a medley of unique and classic pieces.
A Salvaged Apartment on Mallorca Leaves its Roots Exposed
As if undertaking an archaeological dig, architect Carles Oliver peels back layers of his home over the course of three years.
A Peaceful Bavarian Retreat With Expansive Outdoor Terraces
Tucked in the village of Oberaudorf in Bavaria, Germany, Gut Feeling is a modern rental home that offers comfort and serenity at...
An Old Grain Warehouse on the River Thames Is Transformed Into an Industrial-Modern Home
In Rotherhithe Village on the banks of the River Thames in England is an old grain storage warehouse that was refurbished and...
This Three-Level Loft in San Francisco Is an Artist's Sanctuary
This lively live/work studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a constant work-in-progress that mirrors its inhabitants' creative...
This Vineyard Hideout Is One With the Land—Literally
Rammed-earth construction fuses this Portuguese house to the environment.

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