3 Gorgeous Houses that Showcase American Design


From the traditional to the eccentric

To celebrate our fair country’s 240th birthday, we’ve rounded up seven U.S. homes that showcase the diversity of American design. From a traditional brick house to a sleek mountain retreat, these houses show that anything goes when it comes to dreaming up your ideal home.

This vineyard home is located in Cloverdale, California.
This vineyard home is located in Cloverdale, California.

1. Blue Lake Retreat in Marble Falls, Texas


Built on a steep slope overlooking a lake in Texas, this three-story vertical house by Lake|Flato Architectsfeatures an exposed-steel frame and an exterior staircase.

2. Memphis House in Maui, Hawaii


Italian postmodern architect and father of the Memphis movement Ettore Sotsass designed this colorful and geometric house in Maui. It is one of only three private residences Sotsass built in the U.S.

3. Kentucky Bourbon House in Bardstown, Kentucky


The 1787 Federalist-era mansion Kentucky Bourbon House is steeped in local history and was, until recently, run as a bed-and-breakfast by Bourbon Historian Colonel Michael Masters and his wife Margaret Sue Masters.