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.

Before & After: A Dark Midcentury Turns Into a Luminous Gem
Before & After: A Dark Midcentury Turns Into a Luminous Gem
A dated midcentury ranch in Santa Barbara is transformed into a bright, airy abode—perfectly suited for contemporary living.
By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo - 5 hours ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Impressive Modern Exteriors
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Impressive Modern Exteriors
Rustic, sleek, or colorful, these stunning modern exterior designs know how to make a good first impression.
 - 3 days ago
130 Majestic Oak Trees Inspired This Sleek Beverly Hills Home
130 Majestic Oak Trees Inspired This Sleek Beverly Hills Home
Sprawling trees and spectacular canyon views were the driving forces behind the design of Oak Pass Main House.
 - 3 days ago
This Sleek Austrian Home Turns Into a Cozy Light Box at Night
This Sleek Austrian Home Turns Into a Cozy Light Box at Night
Nestled on the edge of a small alpine settlement in Upper Austria, this modern, rectangular home harmonizes with nature on a tight budget.
 - 3 days ago
A Zen Retreat Champions Indoor/Outdoor Living in Coastal California
A Zen Retreat Champions Indoor/Outdoor Living in Coastal California
Designed for devout Buddhists, this contemporary getaway invites the outdoors in with massive, moveable walls of glass.
 - 4 days ago
A Modern Montana House Mixes a Love of Art With the Outdoors
A Modern Montana House Mixes a Love of Art With the Outdoors
Tucked in a lush valley, this modern Montana home is a contemporary take on the local rural vernacular.
 - 4 days ago
Before & After: An Old Equipment Room Is Reborn as a Modern Penthouse
Before & After: An Old Equipment Room Is Reborn as a Modern Penthouse
With 20-foot ceilings and full-height windows, this former Ukrainian equipment space breathes new life as an elegant, modern abode.
 - 4 days ago
My House: Visual Strategist Kate Davison’s Chic Bay Area Abode
My House: Visual Strategist Kate Davison’s Chic Bay Area Abode
Cool girl Kate Davison invites us in for a tour of her cozy, stylish home in the Oakland hills.
 - 5 days ago
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn For His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
A Hotelier Realizes a Modern Barn For His Family’s Retreat in South Africa
In the Elgin Valley, a simple rural form by Scott + Partners sets the foundation for an indoor/outdoor getaway.
 - 5 days ago
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”
Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s house.
 - 5 days ago
Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House
Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House
A homage to Sydney’s climate, the Iron Maiden House is designed to change with the seasons.
 - 5 days ago
Budget Breakdown: Weekend DIYers Renovate a Dated Catskills Retreat For $201K
Budget Breakdown: Weekend DIYers Renovate a Dated Catskills Retreat For $201K
New York City–based couple Danielle and Ely Franko share the renovation budget for the Hunter Greenhouse, a 1971 Catskills home that they purchased in 2016 and now rent out as a...
 - a month ago
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
A Loft Mezzanine Cleverly Enlarges This Small Beijing Flat
Awkward sloping ceilings are put to good use in this family apartment known as the Starburst House in Beijing, China.
 - 6 days ago
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed rustic materials.
 - 6 days ago
An Addition to a 1955 Modern Home Maximizes Views of the San Francisco Bay
An Addition to a 1955 Modern Home Maximizes Views of the San Francisco Bay
A new master suite at the Teaberry Residence by Cary Bernstein Architect realizes the full potential of a site in Tiburon, California.
 - 7 days ago
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.
 - 7 days ago
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Apartment Living Up a Notch
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Take Apartment Living Up a Notch
These modern apartment designs prove that creativity can be found in all shapes and sizes.
 - 10 days ago
A Modernist Cube Rises in the Ancient City of Casablanca
A Modernist Cube Rises in the Ancient City of Casablanca
Balancing global styles with Moroccan standards, a geometric concrete home catches the eye without sticking out.
 - 10 days ago
A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home
A 1920s Portland Warehouse Is Rehabbed Into an Industrial-Chic Home
Blending raw industrial elements with elegant detailing, this one-of-a-kind home is a poster child for adaptive reuse.
 - 11 days ago
A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion
A Small Guatemalan Hut Gains a Thoughtful Glazed Expansion
Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing, this light-filled retreat embraces the Guatemalan forest from all angles.
 - 12 days ago
A Mountain Retreat in Montana Allows One Couple to Live in the View
A Mountain Retreat in Montana Allows One Couple to Live in the View
High in the Rocky Mountains in Big Sky, Montana, this modern home embraces a rugged landscape and captures vistas of three majestic peaks.
 - 12 days ago
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing limestone-clad base.
 - 12 days ago
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Before & After: A Little Flat in Ukraine Gets a Modern Upgrade
Local architects optimize the 376-square-foot space to still allow the tiny home to celebrate its remarkable past.
 - 12 days ago
A Strong Builder Bond Results in a Sophisticated Australian Home
A Strong Builder Bond Results in a Sophisticated Australian Home
Nestled near Melbourne, Huntingtower is a three-story bespoke mansion boasting a careful selection of high-quality materials.
 - 13 days ago
An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile
An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile
Solar power and a self-sufficient water system keep a family relaxed in Chile.
 - 13 days ago
A Modern Slovenian Home Mingles With its 16th-Century Neighbor
A Modern Slovenian Home Mingles With its 16th-Century Neighbor
Sleek on the outside and airy on the inside, this modern home features a skylight that runs across the entire length of the property.
 - a month ago
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Rammed Earth Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Home to the Desert
Spanning a desert wash, a modern residence in Arizona embraces its natural surroundings with minimal impact.
 - 13 days ago
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
Before & After: A Humdrum Home in Brooklyn Receives a Stylish Revamp
A generic Brooklyn brownstone is transformed into a bright and spacious home—idyllic for entertaining kids and adults alike.
 - 13 days ago
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
A Kid-Friendly Home Embraces High Style With Comfort
Designed to “take a beating,” the modern interiors of this Seattle home have been crafted to withstand the wear-and-tear of young children—all without compromising style.
 - 14 days ago
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K
Put off by Montreal’s rising rents, a young couple turn to first-time homeownership and dive into a design-led renovation.
 - 17 days ago