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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.

You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House
More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck—and complete with a meditation room—a kit home in the Bay Area provides the right bones...
A Dramatic Roof and Board-Formed Concrete Keep This Texas Residence Cool
Built like a concrete-and-glass pavilion, this luminous Austin home and guesthouse emphasize horizontality.
A Gardener's Home in Argentina Boasts Flowing Green Spaces
A continuous garden terrace connects each floor of this sustainable urban infill project in San Isidro.
Graphic Design Guides an Apartment Renovation in Tel Aviv
Kedem Shinar Design & Architecture borrows from the world of graphic design to update this 1960s unit.
This Brilliant Brazilian Abode Was Designed Around an Imposing Tree
In the residential district of Alto de Pinheiros in São Paulo, a indoor/outdoor family home revolves around a grand flamboyant...
Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects Create a Rural Retreat For Two Art Collectors
Geometric forms clad in corrugated iron, the residence doubles as a gallery for the couple's collection.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Make a Splash
Summer weather may feel like a distant memory, but these pools have us dreaming of our own private oasis.
This Stunning Brazilian Residence Takes Cues From Mies van der Rohe
Calling to mind the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, this glass-encased home demonstrates the power of simple geometric forms.
A Sleek, Two-Story Addition Hides Behind a Traditional Cottage in Sydney
Taking cues from the original home, Madeleine Blanchfield Architects creates a seamless transition from old to new—and the result...
Feast Your Eyes on Fashion Designer Josie Natori's Japanese-Inspired Home
Perched on a ledge of glacial rock in Westchester County, New York, this exposed-timber residence elegantly incorporates...
A Swedish Family's Dreamy Villa Fans Out For Lakeside Views
About three hours northwest of Stockholm, Villa Sunnanö is a Scandinavian escape that frames a waterfront tableau.
A Sculptural Wooden Staircase Steals the Show in This Mexico City Abode
The ash staircase weaves together three floors, a warm contrast to glass, concrete, and brick.
A Sleek Renovation in London Ushers Light Into a Family Home
A streamlined and modernized design transforms this London terrace house into a refined, bright, and spacious home that supports...
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Remarkable Reading Nooks
One of our New Year's resolutions? To read more.
A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple
This retreat in Ehime in northwestern Shikoku belongs to an aging husband and wife who don't see eye-to-eye on air conditioning.
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
Two Grad-School Friends Apply Their Know-How to a Manhattan Beach Bungalow
When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett of Ro | Rockett Design began plotting an addition to a 1950s bungalow in Manhattan Beach,...
50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of...
Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable...
A Traditional Home and an Impeccable Eye
Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her...
The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl
Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.
10 Striking Homes Featuring the Japanese Art of Shou Sugi Ban
Shou sugi ban—meaning "burnt cedar board" in Japanese—is a type of charred cedar named for the centuries-old technique of...
An Old Horse Barn Is Repurposed as a Chic Desert Guesthouse
Former horse stalls now serve as concrete room dividers in this modernist guest home in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Minimalist Retreat Rises From Old Stone Walls in Hudson Valley
Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.
This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.
Take a Peek Inside a Beachside Enclave of Modernist Masterpieces
An architect's tour of Fire Island's modern beach houses offers an exclusive look inside works by Horace Gifford, Harry Bates,...
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
Graphic Design Inspired This Handcrafted Canyon Hideaway
In Topanga Canyon, a family redesigns a midcentury home with a contemporary twist—and finds a new calling in the process.
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.

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