50 Great American Homes

From stunning mountain views to serene waterside retreats, these homes boast the best of everything an all-American home has to offer.

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Alabama: Rustic Lake Home

Tucked amongst the trees along Smith Lake in Alabama, this lovely house maintains a nice balance between stately and welcoming. A mix of materials— tin roof, stone pillars and wood accents—gives the home texture and dimension.

Alaska: Resort on Stilts

Gorgeous northern lights illuminate this octagonal home in the Alaskan wilderness. Sitting on stilts with a walkway leading towards the entry, this home provides panoramic views to the stunning natural landscapes surrounding it.

Arizona: Ranch in the Desert

The home seems to rise up out of the desert, an oasis with a black basalt swimming pool and thoughtfully designed sculpture. With minimal landscape and a neutral color scheme, this desert retreat blends in seamlessly with its surroundings.

Arkansas: Treehouse with Roped Walkway

Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, this home sits high above the ground in a towering tree. Constructed out of native materials such as pine and cedar, the natural hues of this abode help it blend in with its surroundings.

California: Sun-Soaked Villa in Laguna Beach

A villa this exquisite certainly has a name to match: Villa Bella Voce Della Mare, or Home of the Beautiful Voice of the Sea. The 4,690-square-foot property is located in Laguna Beach, Calif., and features four bedrooms, five baths and spectacular views of the ocean.

California: Mediterranean-Style Home

Multiple outdoor rooms and conversation areas turn this home's patio into a perfect spot for parties and entertaining of all types. Hand-picked stone and 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle give the exterior distinction, while wide pocket doors open the home's interior to the resort-like outdoor spaces.

Colorado: Stone Mansion + Mountain Vistas

This handsome stone mansion makes the most of its natural surroundings and enjoys amazing views all around. Whatever the season may be, one can only image that the soltude of this place is awe-inspiring.

Connecticut: Traditional Country Colonial

This sea captain's charming 1840s' home in Southport, Connecticut features column details, classic landscaping and a white picket fence.

Florida: Lush Seaside Resort

Ivy-covered walls surround this lavish backyard, which features stone tile walkways, a swimming pool and palm trees. Large windows and french doors create a looking glass through which one can see the shoreline through the estate.

Florida: Waterfront Location

Located in the waterfront community of Panacea, Florida, this home was designed to reflect the coastal activities and natural beauty that surrounds the property. Situated on stilts, the home has prime views of the expansive shoreline right outside its walls.

Georgia: French Style

Built in a style reminiscent of a French chateau, this home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in Town Commons in Atlanta. Blue shutters and lush landscaping add color and bring the property to life.

Hawaii: Bungalow in the Tropics

Though designed and completed in 1982, this tropical retreat has been beautifully maintained over the years. The home's exterior features warm wood work, while the interior boasts four bedrooms, four baths, skylights and a rock-lava fireplace.

Idaho: Outdoor Living

Ripe for entertaining, this home features an outdoor kitchen and casual grassy gathering area that takes advantage of picturesque views. With the back of the house facing the expansive water and mountain views, this home is a stunning escape on the inside and out.

Illinois: Stone-Clad Cottage

Clad in gray stone and with a hint of Tudor style, this home is perfectly quaint and just lovely to look at.

Indiana: Green Door Goddess

Set in the quiet Midwest, this simple home is brought to life with a bright green door and effortless window shades.

Iowa: Vintage Details

This 1920 brick residence has all the expected design details belonging to a home of this style, including a brick façade, two fireplaces and dormer windows.

Kansas: Charming Two-Story

An overhead view shows a spacious Tudor home sitting on a large corner lot that's speckled with foliage. The traditional brick and stucco home touts two-stories, a wood gable roof and a stately entrance.

Kentucky: Lit-Up Victorian

A charming Victorian-style home lights up the night with well-placed outdoor and indoor lighting. Located in the Clarksville neighborhood of greater Louisville, a home like this has a truly American feel.

Louisiana: Front Exterior With Balcony

Quaint as can be and yet totally luxurious, this French Quarter home in New Orleans has three floors, four bedrooms and tons of charm.

Maine: Quaint East Coast

Located in Waldoboro, Maine, this home is replete with charm. From the lively landscaping to the soothing color scheme, this residence is everything one could want in an East Coast dwelling.

Maryland: Old Meets New

This home was originally built in the 1800s, but recent renovations tripled its size so it now encompasses 14,000 square feet. The designers' main challenge and goal was to seamlessly marry the historic architecture with the new elements.

Massachusetts: Cape Cod in Every Way

This sprawling home on West Falmouth, Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island features a half acre of rolling, manicured lawn with lush New England landscaping. The home's peaked gables and shingle siding are hallmarks of the Cape Cod style. And every room in the 4,400-square-foot home features views of the water.

Michigan: Tudor Style With Lakefront Views

A brick walkway leads to a vintage lakefront home in Michigan. Established landscaping creates an old world and cozy feel surrounding the home.

Minnesota: Woodsy Retreat

A winding driveway cuts through through grassy lawns on the approach to this woodsy home. The brick and wood siding exterior sets the tone for the laid-back, rustic style of the residence.

Mississippi: Nantucket Style in the South

Dark blue exterior paint for the siding, white trim and accents, natural wood finish and fresh landscaping help give this home a Nantucket cottage-style feel.

Missouri: Traditional With a Twist

Drawing inspiration from traditional architecture with a few twists of its own, this home feels historic and unique all in one. The brick facade with stacked stone around the windows and doors add a rustic element that makes up for the absence of shutters.

Montana: Rustic Bunkhouse

This 1,600-square-foot bunkhouse in Ennis, Montana, is designed to be a welcoming retreat for family and friends. It features three bedrooms, three baths and boasts stunning views from every area of the house.

Nebraska: Picturesque Home in Omaha

A gorgeous stately home on one of Omaha's most popular blocks boasts four bedrooms, a quaint screened-in porch, professionally landscaped yard and a patio on a large lot.

Nevada: Modern Home With Mountain Views

Clean lines and a unique use of materials fashion an ultra-modern residence in the desert. Natural landscaping of desert shrubs and sprawling mountains create a picturesque setting for the dwelling.

New Hampshire: Inspired by History

The house is even bigger than it looks, with a 3,098-square-foot floor plan it boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The unique exterior was influenced by the barns seen throughout New England.

New Jersey: Home on the Harbor

This home features a boat slip and private dock. Gray siding and white accents make the home look coastal chic in every way.

New Mexico: Neutral Southwestern Home

A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create a design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover add curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.

New York: Stunning White Estate

This beautiful, seven-bedroom home is located in the coastal town of Sagaponack, New York. The grounds include over two beautifully curated acres of land.

North Carolina: Retreat With an Overlook

Coming up over the hill, visitors are treated to an unrivaled view of the house, which straddles Knob Creek and a natural swimming hole. The 6,000-square-foot space overlooks a series of waterfalls, giving the home stunning views from every area of the home.

Ohio: Quaint Barn Stays

Located in central Ohio, this historic barn sleeps four and sits on a farm that dates back to the 1800s. White siding and antiqued farm tool touches adorn the exterior creating a perfectly sweet setting.

Oklahoma: Cabin in the Woods

Sitting amid towering trees, this log cabin embodies traditional cabin style. With wide open windows and ample lighting, the home looks warm and inviting.

Oregon: Modern, Riverfront Home

With sweeping views of Deschutes river on one side and a quiet courtyard on the other side, this modern, riverfront home is the ultimate escape for those who love the outdoors.

Pennsylvania: Dainty Stone Cottage

A cute, cottage-style home with a stacked stone facade, natural colors and a pitched gable roof sits daintily amongst lush landscaping and ample tree coverage.

Rhode Island: Charming Farmhouse

With large columns and painted siding, this idyllic farmhouse in Touisset Point, Rhode Island, brings country charm to New England. Countless windows extend across the exterior to allow for plenty of natural light and unending views of the ocean.

South Carolina: Southern Charmer

Tucked among palm trees and low-lying shrubbery in Bluffton, South Carolina, this home exudes quintessential Southern charm. Black iron windows play a stark contrast to the creamy siding and gray roof.

South Dakota: History on the Plains

This simple home on the plains once belonged to the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder. With modest wood siding and an unassuming frame, this house served its inhabitants well and still looks beautiful.

Tennessee: Front Porch Dreams

The creamy white brick, black shutters and sky-scraping pillars add to the classic feel of this home. To incorporate some vibrancy to the overall look, a variety of shrubs and bushes are used throughout the landscape.

Texas: Fountain and Paths

The expansive formal gardens feature five fountains and meticulous landscaping: hedges, flowers, lush lawns and more. The stunning landscaping features draw the eye to the stately home rising in the background.

Utah: Set in Scenery

A modern, rustic ranch in Park City, Utah, boasts a backyard bordered by burgundy switch grass and a split-rail fence. The two outdoor living spaces are overwhelmed with views of the nearby mountains.

Vermont: Lakeside Oasis

Lovely landscaping and a well-detailed exterior with contrasting light and dark colors greet visitors who arrive at the front yard of this updated Vermont lake retreat.

Virginia: Industrial Waterfront Home

Surrounded by freshwater and marsh on all sides, this industrial home in Northumberland County, Virginia, becomes a secluded retreat from the city. Large boulders layer the landscape and protect the home from potential wakes.

Washington: Cabin in the Cascades

Located on a rain-drenched site in the northwestern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this modest, sustainable cabin in Marblemount, Washington, has a big presence in a rugged setting. The home's sleek, sloping exterior speaks to the slope of the distant mountains.

Wisconsin: Lake Geneva Mansion

Vines cover one side of this beautiful Tudor manor, which sits on a landscaped, lakeside estate with a vibrant green lawn.

Wyoming: Rustic-Modern Log Cabin

At night, ample windows and carefully planned exterior lighting turn this mountain cabin into a warm, welcoming beacon for its owners and guests. Attempting to bring modern conviences to a traditional log cabin style, the resulting design features a frame construction with log accents and siding. The house is packed with space but has a cozy cabin feel.

Washington, D.C.: Updated Historic Colonial

This historic colonial home was spruced up with details that are respectful to the home's heritage while still giving it an updated quality. Inside, the same story is told through a classic, yet modern design that includes an open-concept first floor, plenty of natural light and functional, stylish spaces.

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