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.

This Boxy Suburban Home Is a Radical Departure From Its Neighbors
This Boxy Suburban Home Is a Radical Departure From Its Neighbors
Situated between two traditional gable residences, its rectangular plan is fronted with a steel structure that gives it a slick, institutional feel.
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In Spain, a Brick Home Built in Place of an Old Tennis Court Is All Aces
The indoor/outdoor plan by architect Sanchis Olivares features pockets of greenery that pop against its crisp clay bricks.
This Unremarkable ’80s Flat in Barcelona Was Ripe for Reinvention
There was nothing worth saving, so Forma Arquitectura employed metallic accents, mirrored partitions, and strategic sightlines to transform the dull flat into a dynamic home.
A Maine Couple Find Their Passion for Design in an Island Cabin Renovation
A Maine Couple Find Their Passion for Design in an Island Cabin Renovation
The 1969 summer house needed a gut remodel—so Carisa Salerno and Aaron Levin rebuilt it piece by piece: “In the end, we feel like we built a sculpture, not a...
A Soaring Timber Extension Revs Up a Quiet Suburban Home in Australia
Ben Callery Architects performs an epic renovation at the rear of a bungalow that maximizes a nature-loving family’s connection with the outdoors.
This Boxy Brick Home in London Has a Layout That Flows Like Water
A route snakes from the front gate at the street to the bedroom patio at the lower level for one surprisingly continuous plan.
This Gorgeous Timber and Brick Home in Rural Australia Was Inspired by a Ski Chalet
Architect Richard Cole admits it’s odd to draw a comparison to a winter retreat, but the family escape operates in many of the same ways.
Before & After: An Architect Levels Up His Tiny Seattle Cottage With a Soaring Skylight
Clint Bailey tears down walls and breaks through the ceiling to fill his 700-square-foot home with natural light and new living space.
An Off-Grid Tiny Home Experiment Puts a Group of Students to the Test
A class at the University of Coburg tries out a pint-size solution to the building sector’s big carbon emissions problem.
An Extension With a Pool Links a Narrow Belgian Home to Its Backyard
An Extension With a Pool Links a Narrow Belgian Home to Its Backyard
Local firm G&G Architecten create a courtyard and a dining room with bifold doors that open completely to a landscaped garden.
A Major Apartment Renovation in Brazil Hits All the Right Notes
At a 1970s flat, architect Ana Sawaia knocked down interior walls for a more open plan and infused it with light, soft colors, and budget-friendly finishes.
A Dynamic Mixed-Use Project in Bozeman, Montana, Bridges Past and Present
Celebrating the natural and built landscape, this mixed-use project takes cues from its agrarian surroundings.
A Historic Craftsman in Phoenix, Arizona, Anchors a Community of Nine Modern Bungalows
Marrying old and new, an eclectic community in Phoenix's Garfield Historic District finds harmony with its colorful surroundings.
This Austin Abode Channels Its Midcentury Predecessor for a Multigenerational Family’s Next Chapter
On a steeply sloping site in Austin, Texas, a family home for three generations finds balance between autonomy and connection.
A Sleek A-Frame Rises From the Ashes in Lake Tahoe, California
After a devastating fire, a striking cabin emerges, elevating a classic architectural form to prioritize livability and light.
A Cluster of Earthy, Stone-Built Huts Form a Far-Out Retreat in Greece
Hiboux Architecture created the rotund suites in the likeness of rural dwellings and connected them with a steel lattice planted with greenery.
A Couple Carve Open a Working Sonoma Farmhouse to Savor the Surrounding Fields
“When the kitchen’s glass doors are open, it feels like you’re cooking in the vineyard,” says architect Christie Tyreus.
A Renovation Reveals Hardwood Floors and Concrete Beams in This Airy Rio Apartment
Furnishings and plants add pops of color that complement the Brazilian home’s original features.
A Coastal Home in Australia Echoes Northern California’s Sea Ranch
Architecture firm Insider Outsider followed similar design principals to achieve a wood-clad sustainable home that syncs with its setting.
Before & After: In Buenos Aires, a Crumbling Home Gets a Major Refresh With a Rooftop Pool
A couple spruce up a dilapidated dwelling in an industrial area with a living roof, emerald tile, and plants, plants, plants.
Tile, Texas Stone, and Concrete Rule in This Soaring Houston Home
In the architect’s words, the residence is designed for “family, foster dogs, well-curated music, and Aggie game...
This Black Gable Country Home Looks Like It Was Broken in Half
The plan is split into a main residence and an in-law suite, but the facade’s mirrored roofline makes it seem like it was once a single volume.
In Norway, a Brick Home With an Institutional Feel Is Surprisingly “Koselig” Inside
Sanden + Hodnekvam Architects create honey-hued wood interiors that ooze warmth, and an exterior that honors local building traditions.
Small Tweaks Turn a Traditional Japanese House Into a Home for a Potter and His Family
Architecture studio Raumus applied flattering finishes and created flexible spaces for work, play, and family living.
Architect Albert Lanier’s Redwood House in San Francisco Gets a Spirited Renovation
Designed in 1974 by Lanier, famed artist Ruth Asawa’s husband, the Noe Valley residence features fresh new finishes and an expanded plan that takes advantage of city views.
Rental Revamp: A Brazilian Architect Enlivens Her Austin Apartment With Boho-Chic Flair
Guta Louro’s colorful home is full of furniture and artworks that highlight her journey from Brazil to New York, and now Texas.
Marés Stone Meets Playful Color at This Apartment Renovation in Spain
The texture of the gold-hued walls and ceiling is balanced with red steel beams, polished concrete, and pops of pink.
This Radically Transparent Home in Eindhoven Tests the Limits of Indoor/Outdoor Living
Nearly every wall is made of glass, giving one family a constant connection to a central courtyard and garden.
Adobe, Brick, and Black Steel Combine in an Artist’s Rustic Retreat in Oaxaca
The steel provides a framework for the earthen structure, a live/work space that looks like it’s been here all along.