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post updated June 29, 2024

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American House Designs

This page contains a selection of major American residential building designs, with links to individual project pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of American houses.

June 11, 2024
Three Courts House, Austin, Texas
Architects: A Parallel Architecture
Three Courts House Austin Texas
photo : paul finkel photography – piston design
Three Courts House, Austin, Texas
Three Courts House quietly overlooking Lake Austin on a large hillside lot, this 4800sf home is woven through a series of existing brick walls and foundations to create an entirely new experience of the site.

June 10, 2024
Crest Haus, Park City, Utah
Architects: KLIMA Architecture
Crest Haus Utah USA
photo © Malissa Mabey
Crest Haus, Park City, Utah
The Crest Haus is a 1:1 case study in designing, detailing, and delivering a unique, modern, efficient new way of living. The 14″ thick walls protect this family retreat all under immense vistas of both the Uinta and the Oquirrh mountain ranges.

May 17, 2024
Chewuch River Cabin, Winthrop, Washington
Architect: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects
Chewuch River Cabin Winthrop Washington
photo © Eirik Johnson
Chewuch River Cabin, Winthrop, Washington

May 13, 2024
Tarry House, Blanco, Texas
Architecture: Jobe Corral Architects
Tarry House Blanco Texas property
photo : Casey Dunn
Tarry House, Blanco, Texas property

May 11, 2024
Nut House, Boulder, Colorado
Architecture: FLOWER
Nut House Boulder Colorado
hoto © david lauer photography
Nut House, Boulder, Colorado property

May 6, 2024
Jewell Residence, Austin, Texas
Architect: Bhavani Singal
Jewell Residence Austin Texas property
photo : Robert Gomez
Jewell Residence, Austin, Texas property

April 12, 2024
Wolf-Huang Lake House, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Design: NewPhire Building and Arielle Schechter, Architect, PLLC
Wolf-Huang Lake House North Carolina
photo : Tzu Chen Photography
Wolf-Huang Lake House, North Carolina
If you drive out to Lake Orange in central North Carolina, it’s time to play a game of “one of these things is not like the others”. You will see a lot of McMansions on Lake Orange. But there is one modern house that is decidedly not a McMansion and decidedly different from the other houses in the neighborhood: the Wolf-Huang house.

April 1, 2024
Ann Arbor Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: Davey McEathron Architecture
Ann Arbor Residence Austin Texas property
photo : Leonid Furmansky
Ann Arbor Residence, Austin, Texas property
The Ann Arbor Residence seamlessly merges the timeless allure of mid-century design with contemporary comforts, celebrating local craftsmanship and ingenuity. A striking juxtaposition of elements, the house features a simple wooden box resting atop a long masonry plinth, where strategic removals and extrusions of brick create captivating visual dynamics and shadow play. These architectural nuances offer glimpses into the interior, inviting a sense of intrigue and connection with the surrounding environment.

March 13, 2024
Eola Hills House, Salem, Oregon
Design: Ueda Design Studio
Eola Hills House Salem Oregon
photo : Kevin Scott
Eola Hills House, Salem, Oregon property

March 10, 2024
Two Gables House, Illinois
Architects: Wheeler Kearns Architects
Two Gables House Glencoe Illinois
photo : Kendall McCaugherty
Two Gables House, Glencoe, Illinois

March 5, 2024
Quonset-style buildings for Steel Hut
Design: Skylab Architecture
Quonset-style buildings for Steel Hut by Skylab Architecture
image courtesy of architects practice
Quonset-style buildings for Steel Hut

March 4, 2024
Outward Bound on Orcas Island, Orcas Island, Washington
Design: Heliotrope Architects
Outward Bound on Orcas Island, Washington retreat
photo : Sean Airhart
Outward Bound on Orcas Island

March 1, 2024
Curves and Hues House, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect and Interior Designer: Bjella Architecture
Curves and Colors House in Minneapolis, Minnesota
photo : Tim Bjella
Curves and Colors House in Minneapolis

February 28, 2024
Porous House, Bend, Oregon
Architects: Malaspina
Porous House

February 26, 2024
Fat Deer Lodge, Darby, Montana
Architects: Cushing Terrell
Fat Deer Lodge Darby Montana
photos : Heidi A. Long / Longviews Studios
Fat Deer Lodge, Darby, Montana

February 25, 2024
Avalanche Chalet, Bald Mountain, Idaho
Architecture: Farmer Payne Architects
Avalanche Chalet Bald Mountain Idaho
photo : Gabe Border Photography
Avalanche Chalet, Bald Mountain, Idaho

February 16, 2024
Woodland Retreat, Austin, Texas
Design: Cuppett Kilpatrick Architecture + Interior Design
Woodland Retreat Austin Texas property
photo : Whit Preston
Woodland Retreat, Austin, Texas property
Nestled within the urban forest, the Woodland Retreat intimate hideaway is intended to weather quietly into surrounding canopies of elm and oak. New native and adapted plantings hug its compact footprint. The density of vegetation and its naturally weathering material palette anchor the home into its site.

February 10, 2024
Red Oak Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: LaRue Architects
Red Oak Residence Lake Austin Texas
photo : Casey Dunn
Red Oak Residence Lake Austin, Texas property
LaRue Architects designed this sprawling riviera style residence fronting Lake Austin that encompasses 13,016 Sq Ft comprised of a main house, at just over 6,000 Sq Ft. There are three adjacent casitas connected by water walkways and water features, for an additional 2193 Sq Ft of living space.

January 18, 2024
Theresa Passive House, Austin, Texas
Design: Forge Craft Architecture + Design and Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Theresa Passive House, Austin

American Houses from 2023

Contemporary USA Residential Property – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

December 19, 2023
Tree House, West Lake Hills, Texas
Design: Faye + Walker
Tree House Texas

December 13, 2023
Stradella Ridge House, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: SAOTA & David Maman
Stradella Ridge House Los Angeles USA
photo : Mike Kelley
Stradella Ridge House

November 25, 2023
Olfelt House Restoration, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architects: thread collective
Olfelt House Restoration Minneapolis Minnesota
photo : Troy Thies Photography
Olfelt House Restoration, Minneapolis

November 21, 2023
Cave B Cabins, Oregon
Design: Olson Kundig
Cave B Cabins, Oregon, USA
photo : Aaron Leitz
Cave B Cabins Oregon

November 10, 2023
Clearwater Lake Retreat, Wisconsin
Design: Wheeler Kearns Architects
Clearwater Lake Retreat Northern Wisconsin USA
photo : Steve Hall
Clearwater Lake Retreat, Northern Wisconsin, USA

November 3, 2023
Canyon Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: Clayton Korte
Canyon Residence at Wildcat Hollow, Austin, Texas
render : Clayton Korte
Canyon Residence at Wildcat Hollow, Austin

November 3, 2023
Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Glendale, Los Angeles, Southern California
Design: Ray Kappe FAIA
Gordon & Hildred Goetschel House, Glendale, CA
photo : Cameron Carothers
LGordon & Hildred Goetschel House Glendale

November 1, 2023
Sunshine Canyon Residence, Colorado
Architecture and Interiors: Hacker Architects
Sunshine Canyon Residence CO
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann
Sunshine Canyon Residence, Boulder

October 29, 2023
The Offset House, West Lake Hills, Texas
Design: Dick Clark + Associates
The Offset House West Lake Hills Texas
photo : Jake Holt
The Offset House, West Lake Hills, Texas

October 25, 2023
Moonlight Basin Residence, Big Sky, Montana
Architects: Silk | Cavassa | Marchetti
Moonlight Basin Residence Big Sky Montana
image : 3DQ Studio
Moonlight Basin Residence, Big Sky, Montana
The Moonlight Basin Residence is set amongst thick stands of lodgepole pines, this mountain home enjoys panoramic views of Lone Peak in Montana’s Big Sky region. Sited on a sloping hillside, the home is approached via a bridge that conceals the mind-popping views that await upon entering the home.

October 19, 2023
Clearwater Harbor House, Sunapee, New Hampshire
Design: Marcus Gleysteen Architects
Clearwater Harbor House Sunapee New Hampshire
photo : Trent Bell
Clearwater Harbor House, Sunapee, New Hampshire

October 2, 2023
Samuel & Dorothy Eppstein homes + Eric & Pat Pratt homes, The Acres – aka Galesburg Country Homes, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright Galesburg Country Homes
photo : Tim Hills – Trystcraft
Frank Lloyd Wright at Galesburg Country Homes

September 24, 2023
Bevel House, West Lake Hills, Texas
Design: Dick Clark + Associates
Bevel House Texas Southern USA
photo : Paul Bardagjy
Bevel House, Texas, USA
Nestled among the dramatic landscape of West Lake Hills, Texas, this home blends with the natural topography and dense tree cover that defines this unique community. The design reflects a commitment to site-specific excellence, with a linear layout that gracefully angles to follow the contours of the slope.

September 12, 2023
Seehafer Residence, Portland, Oregon
Design: Skylab
Seehafer Residence Portland Oregon
photos : Caleb Vandermeer
Seehafer Residence, Portland, Oregon
Nestled in a lush Pacific Northwest wooded landscape this 1954 home renovation included maintaining the primary structure of the house with a full re-envisioning of the spaces of daily life.

September 15, 2023
Bronwood Home Remodel, Los Angeles, Southern California
Architecture: Blue Truck Studio
Bronwood Home Remodel

September 6, 2023
Powerball Winner Mansion, Bel Air, Los Angeles, Southern California
Architect: Alex Kadavi
Powerball Winner Mansion in Bel Air

August 31, 2023
Harry Gesner’s Sandcastle Malibu Beach Home, Malibu Beach, Los Angeles, California
Architects: Harry Gesner
Harry Gesner’s Sandcastle Malibu Beach Home

June 4, 2023
Paintbrush Residence, near Jackson, Wyoming
Design: CLB Architects
Paintbrush Residence in Jackson, Wyoming, USA
photo : Matthew Millman
Paintbrush Residence in Jackson

May 22, 2023
Monmouth Addition and Guest House, North Carolina
Architects: nonzero\architecture
Monmouth Addition and Guest House North Carolina USA
photo : nonzero\architecture
Monmouth Addition and Guest House, North Carolina

May 22, 2023
The Reel House, Colorado
Design: Matteo Cainer Architects
Reel House Colorado, Victorian home
image courtesy of architects practice
Reel House Colorado – Victorian home renewal
The project is a contemporary renovation and transformation of an existing Victorian two-storey house in Colorado. The inspiration and generative idea for the design derives from the client’s professional field: cinematography.

May 17, 2023
Modernist Home with Brazilian Twist, Miami, Florida
Architecture: Strang Design
Modernist Home with Brazilian Twist Miami Property
photo : Kris Tamburello
Modernist Home with Brazilian Twist, Miami Property
For Modernist Home with Brazilian Twist, Strang Design’s exceptional skills in creating an environmentally conscious home with stunning architecture and interior design were on full display in their project for a family of four from Brazil. The design team created a warm and inviting atmosphere that reflects their cultural heritage.

Apr 18, 2023
Shadow Box House, Carbondale, Colorado
Design: Jess Petersen Architecture
Shadow Box House Carbondale Colorado
photo : Brent Moss Photography
Shadow Box House, Carbondale, Colorado

Apr 7, 2023
Paige House, Texas
Design: Logan Office
Paige House Retreat Texas USA
photo : Leonid Furmansky
Paige House Retreat, Texas
The Paige House, situated on the ecological threshold between the Texas Blackland Prairie and the Post Oak Savanna, acts as a sanctuary for all who visit. This retreat is arranged to take advantage of the blending of ecosystems and the unique and diverse array of indigenous plants and wildlife, while providing a serene space for rest and decompression.

Apr 4, 2023
Swift Cabin, Cougar, Washington
Architects: Ment Architecture LLC
Swift Cabin Cougar Washington
photo : Adam Lawler
Swift Cabin, Cougar, Washington
The linear Swift Cabin stretches out along the length of a site that overlooks a reservoir in southwest Washington. A shed roof allows for a vast array of solar panels for this off-grid cabin, which power the main cabin, a custom-designed sauna building, and a garage for the family boat.

March 31, 2023
Minimalist Glass House, Sheffield, MA
Design: Specht Architects
Minimalist Glass House in Berkshires, MA
photo : Dror Baldinger
Minimalist Glass House in Berkshires, MA
The homeowners had a unique agenda for what they wanted in their new home. They had been living in an ornate, immaculately decorated 18th-century historic mansion on a large 40-acre property in Mansfield, MA.

Mar 21, 2023
Victory Bay House, Johns Island, South Carolina
Architects: Habitable Form
Victory Bay House Johns Island South Carolina
photo : Emily Heezen
Victory Bay House, Johns Island, South Carolina
Nestled in the ancient oaks on the barrier island of Kiawah rests the Victory Bay House. For Habitable Form, the design concept quickly became about nestling under the protection of the shaded oaks and connecting outward toward the surrounding neighborhood park through a symbiotic relationship with the park design and the natural landscape of the island.

Mar 8, 2023
Juxtaposition, Druid Hills, Atlanta, Georgia
Design: Sheila Lee Davies Architecture
Juxtaposition Residence Atlanta Georgia
photos by Jonathan Hillyer, Adam Goldberg Photography and Sheila Lee Davies Architecture
Juxtaposition Residence, Atlanta, Georgia

Feb 28, 2023
Bastion, Oregon
Architects: Steelhead Architecture
Bastion House Oregon USA
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann
Bastion House, Oregon, USA

Feb 21, 2023
Three Summits, Green Mountains, Vermont
Architecture: NÓS
The Three Summits Home Vermont, United States
photo : Eric Petschek
The Three Summits Home, Vermont
“Permanence cannot reduce a place to a single life, but it can certainly open up a different perspective on the duration of architecture.” Located in the heart of the American Green Mountains in Vermont, the Three Summits home designed by NÓS brings together three generations within a vast mountainous domain.

Feb 12, 2023
UC Santa Cruz, Big Creek Reserve, California
Architects: Levy Art + Architecture
UC Santa Cruz Big Creek Reserve California
photography : Levy Art + Architecture
UC Santa Cruz Big Creek Reserve

Feb 8, 2023
Emigration Creek residence, Salt Lake City, Utah
Design: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Emigration Creek residence, Salt Lake City, UT
photography : Matt Winquist
Emigration Creek Salt Lake City residence

Feb 12, 2023
Steel and Turf Garden, Tucson, Arizona
Architect: Prideaux Design
Steel and Turf Garden Tucson Arizona
photo : Fletcher and Co.
Steel and Turf Garden, Tucson, Arizona

Feb 6, 2023
Wabi Sabi Residence, near Salt Lake City, Utah
Design: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Wabi Sabi Residence in Emigration Canyon, Utah
photo : Matt Winquist
Wabi Sabi Residence in Emigration Canyon

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American Houses in 2022

Sep 5, 2022
McCall’s Magazine ‘Certified’ home, Piestewa Peak, Arizona
Architect: Koss Design+Build
McCalls Home Renovation Piestewa Peak Arizona - American Houses
photo : Andrew Jarson
McCalls Home Renovation, Piestewa Peak Arizona

Sep 4, 2022
Wilmette Residence, Wilmette, Chicago, Illinois
Architects: Nicholas Design Collaborative
Wilmette Residence Cook County Illinois - American Houses
photo : Van Inwegen Digital Arts
Wilmette Residence, Cook County Illinois

Sep 4, 2022
Castle Hill House, Austin, Texas
Castle Hill Residence Austin Texas - American Houses
render : Jake Holt
Castle Hill Residence, Austin Texas
This client came to us wanting to make a change from the larger, more spread-out family home to a more compact, urban abode. The Castle Hill House is located in the historic Castle Hill neighborhood and is situated directly next to the castle itself, so our goal became to design a home that fits into the constantly evolving building fabric of this very sought-after area in Austin.

Aug 9, 2022
Mossy Rock House, Free Union, central Virginia
Architecture: Bushman Dreyfus Architects
Mossy Rock House Free Union Virginia - American Houses
photos : Scott Smith Photography, Will Kerner Photography and Stephen Barling Photography
Mossy Rock House, Free Union, Virginia
The Mossy Rock House in central Virginia combines vernacular simplicity with contemporary openness. The owner, who retains fond memories of vast table-flat spaces from growing up in Iowa, asked for a structure combining contemporary aesthetics with the geometries of simple barn.

July 22, 2022
West Residence, Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
Architecture: concrete
West Residence New York Apartments
photo : Ewout Huibers
West Residence, New York Apartments

July 13, 2022
Tigertail Residence, Florida
Architects: Upstairs Studio Architecture
Tigertail Residence Florida USA - American Houses
photo : Claudia Uribe
Tigertail Residence, Florida
Set on a narrow site featuring three specimen oak trees, the Tigertail Residence was designed to be fully connected to its surroundings. The clients, both triathletes, sought a home that was suited for the many dimensions of their lifestyle, including an Olympic lap pool, ample wall space for their extensive art collection and open living spaces in which they could seamlessly live, work, and entertain.

Apr 4, 2022
Kent Residence, District of Columbia
Design: EL Studio PLLC
Kent Residence Renovation District of Columbia - American Houses
photo : HDP Photography
Kent Residence Renovation, DC
Kent Residence is located in the neighborhood where the clients have lived for many years and have forged deep social bonds. It’s a short one-block walk to their daughter’s school.

Apr 1, 2022
Malibu Rosenthal Estate, Malibu, Los Angeles, Southern California
Malibu Rosenthal Estate California - American Houses
photo : Simon Berlyn
Malibu Rosenthal Estate, California
Highly publicized around the world, Napa Valley isn’t California’s only wine country. Less than 40 miles up the coast from Los Angeles in Malibu, where celebrities and tourists flock to enjoy the beach and their vacation homes, is a wine tasting venue across from the Pacific Ocean operated by Rosenthal Winery, the oldest winery in the hills of Malibu.

Mar 21, 2022
Cindy Crawford’s Former Malibu Mansion, Malibu, Los Angeles, Southern California
Cindy Crawford’s Former Malibu Mansion - American Houses
photo Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty
Cindy Crawford’s Former Malibu Mansion
Known for her “beauty mark” or mole above her lip, Cindy Crawford was consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She also made television appearances, starred in music videos for such artists as George Michael, Bon Jovi, and Taylor Swift, and produced her own line of exercise videos.

Feb 17, 2022
Clarksville Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: LaRue Architects
Clarksville Residence Austin, TX, USA - American Houses
photo : Casey Dunn
Clarksville Residence, Austin
The homeowners purchased their new Clarksville Residence in the historic and highly desirable Austin neighborhood. Built in 1915, the house was among the few remaining that had not been demolished thanks to its previous owner who had lived in the house for over half a century.

Jan 24, 2022
Ormewood Park Residence, Atlanta, Georgia
Design: Point Office Architecture and Design
Ormewood Park Residence Atlanta
photo : Fredrik Brauer
Ormewood Park Residence, Atlanta
The Ormewood Park Residence project consists of a modest yet thoughtful addition to an existing bungalow in Ormewood Park, integrating the client’s goals of contextually appropriate design with modern elements and abundant natural light. The project required demolition of a previous failing expansion, which was subsequently replaced with new program including a kitchen, utility area, master bedroom, closet, and master bathroom.

Jan 28, 2022
Gloucester House, Fore Store, Virginia
Gloucester House Virginia
photo : James Ewing / JBSA
Gloucester House, Fore Store Virginia
Situated at the end of a peninsula overlooking the Ware River, the Gloucester House is designed as both a residence and a gallery for an extensive contemporary art collection.

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American Houses – Residences from 2021

USA Real Estate, chronological:

Oct 14, 2021
Kanye West’s Original Bachelor Pad Beverly Hills, Southern California
Kanye West’s Bachelor Pad, Hollywood Hills

Oct 14, 2021
Suncrest Retreat, Orcas Island, Washington
Design: Heliotrope Architects
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Suncrest Retreat on Orcas Island, WA

Oct 12, 2021
Lantern House, Austin, Texas
Design: Dick Clark + Associates
Lantern House Austin
photo : Jake Holt
Lantern House, Austin, Texas
The Lantern House sits on the perfect balance between being nestled into the hillside and rising above it. Designed as two levels for a local entrepreneur and family, the very linear “L” shape is able to spread the main spaces of the house out more evenly across the site in the direction of the topography.

Oct 12, 2021
Ridge Oak Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: Clayton Korte
Ridge Oak Residence Austin
photo © Chloe Gilstrap
Ridge Oak Residence, Austin, Texas
Originally designed in 1950 by prominent Austin architect Howard R. Barr, FAIA, Ridge Oak Residence a mid-century modern gem is located in the heart of Austin’s Highland Park neighborhood. When Clayton Korte clients bought it from Barr’s son in 2016, they hired the firm to design a complete renovation and addition.

Oct 5, 2021
Emmitt Smith’s Mansion, Preston Hollow, north Dallas, Texas
Emmitt Smith’s House and Dinner Date Dallas
photo : Douglas Elliman, courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals
Emmitt Smith’s House and Dinner Date, Dallas
Serious football fans have been presented with a rather unique encouragement to buy a house: a dinner date with NFL Hall of Famer, longtime Dallas Cowboys player and Dancing with the Stars season-three winner, Emmitt Smith.

Sep 30, 2021
Horseshoe Bay Retreat, Llano County, Texas
Design: Dick Clark + Associates
American Houses - Horseshoe Bay Retreat Texas
photo : Dror Baldinger AIA
Horseshoe Bay Retreat, Llano County, Texas
Horseshoe Bay Retreat is a modestly sized and budgeted weekend residence for an urban couple with extended family. The primary goal was the creation of an optimal atmosphere for entertaining family and friends while capitalizing on the clear, panoramic views of Horseshoe Bay and distant Packsaddle Mountain beyond.

Sep 13, 2021
Al Capone’s Florida Home, Miami Beach, Florida
Al Capone’s Florida Home Miami Beach
photo : EWM Realty International
Al Capone’s Florida Home, Miami Beach
In 1928, Miami Beach’s polite society was rocked with the news that the infamous gangster, Chicago crime boss Al Capone, had purchased a home on Palm Island, one of the city’s newest and most prestigious addresses. Much to the consternation of the city fathers, local organizations and even the state governor, Capone continued to live there until his death in 1947, and his wife, Mae, held onto the house until 1952.

Sep 14, 2021
Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan – news

Aug 22, 2021
The High House, Austin, Texas
Design: Ravel Architecture
The High House Austin Texas
photo : Chase Daniel
The High House, Austin, Texas
The High House is configured as a boomerang to accentuate the natural curvature of the land. It perches at the brow of the hill in order to maximize the site’s 180 degree view. The street side of the home includes high walls to provide privacy while allowing plenty of light.

Sep 9, 2021
Grant Park House, Atlanta, Georgia
Grant Park House Atlanta
photograph : Garey Gomez
Grant Park House, Atlanta
The Grant Park House began with a classic Atlanta craftsman style bungalow in the historic Grant Park neighborhood that was in need of significant repair. The extensive renovation to the roof that was required allowed for a complete reconceiving of the home in plan and section, creating a new sky-lit single volume and wide open living spaces with a lofted floor above the more intimate bed and bath rooms.

Aug 24, 2021
Reimagined Adobe house, East Austin, Texas
Design: Side Angle Side, Architects
Reimagined Adobe house in East Austin, Texas
photograph : Casey Dunn
Reimagined Adobe house in East Austin, Texas
Architects Arthur Furman and Annie-Laurie Grabiel, of Side Angle Side, have designed architectural photographer, and long-term friend, Casey Dunn his dream Adobe inspired home in the heart of Texas. When Casey Dunn originally asked Arthur Furman to design a house on a double corner lot in the rapidly developing neighbourhood of East Austin, the brief focussed more on the design of the house rather than how he planned to live in it.

Aug 20, 2021
Water Mill residence, The Hamptons, Long Island, New York State
Design: Mojo Stumer Associates
Water Mill luxury house in The Hamptons, Long Island
photo : Mark Stumer
Water Mill residence in The Hamptons, NY
Designed by Long Island based luxury architecture and design firm, Mojo Stumer, this Water Mill residence is not what it seems at first. From the outside, it appears as a traditional, shingled Hamptons manor.

Aug 5, 2021
Massaro House, Lake Mahopac, New York State
Design: Lazor Office
Massaro House Lake Mahopac NY
photo Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Massaro House, Lake Mahopac New York State
The most famous architect in American history, Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,000 structures. Roughly 50 miles north of New York City in the middle of Lake Mahopac on its own island, there is a stunning house cantilevered over the water that has had its share of controversy.

Aug 11, 2021
Blue Bell Barn, Pennsylvania
Design: Voith and Mactavish Architects
Blue Bell Barn Conversion Pennsylvania
photo : Jeffrey Totaro
Blue Bell Barn Conversion, Pennsylvania
This early 19th-century bank barn converted into a house sits adjacent to the farmhouse the clients had lived in for 25 years, was initially planned as an entertaining space and guesthouse. However, they were convinced to think beyond their original plans and turn it into their primary residence.

Aug 12, 2021
Mirren-Hackford Mansion, Beverly Hills, Southern California
Mirren-Hackford Mansion, Hollywood Hills
photo : Coldwell Banker
Mirren-Hackford Mansion, Hollywood Hills
Now living most of the year in a secluded mountain home on Lake Tahoe, Helen Mirren and her director-husband feel that it’s time to either sell or rent their storied Hollywood Hills home of 30 years. Finding it a little hard to let go, they are offering it for sale at $18.5 million or for rent at $45,000 a month.

Aug 1, 2021
Friary on the Severn, Severn River, Maryland
Friary on the Severn Maryland
image : TopTenRealEstateDeals
Friary on the Severn, Maryland Residence
One of the East Coast’s most historic and picturesque estates, an early 20th-century Georgian Revival mansion encompassing 23 acres on the banks of the Severn River in Maryland, is going to a no-reserve auction on August 12th. Known as the Friary on the Severn, it is currently listed at $24.9 million with the furnishings included.

Jul 17, 2021
Lone Madrone, Orcas Island, Washington
Design: Heliotrope Architects
Lone Madrone House Orcas Island WA
photo: Sean Airhart
Lone Madrone House Orcas Island WA

Jul 26, 2021
The Montreat Cottage, North Carolina
Original Home of Billy Graham
The Montreat North Carolina
photo courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals
The Montreat, North Carolina Cottage

Jul 30, 2021
Telluride Glass House, Colorado

Jul 28, 2021
Collector’s Retreat Orcas Island WA

Jul 27, 2021
Eleonora R. Sears’ Massachusetts Mansion

Jul 9, 2021
Edward G. Robinson Mansion, Beverly Hills

Jul 1, 2021
Tiburon Bay Residence, Marin County, California

May 21, 2021
Portola Valley Barn, California

May 21, 2021
Historical Pasadena Mansion, California

May 20, 2021
Glass Cabin, Fairbank, Iowa Residence

Mar 14, 2021
Live Oak Residence, West Lake Hills, Texas

Mar 12, 2021
Greenwich Estate, Connecticut

Mar 10, 2021
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Villa

Mar 2, 2021
Villa Ruchello, Santa Monica

Feb 27, 2021
Sands Point Residence, Long Island City, Queens, New York City
Design: Mojo Stumer
Sands Point Long Island - American Houses
photo courtesy of architects studio
Sands Point Residence, Long Island
The renovation of this 90’s modern Sands Point Residence, NY, focused primarily on maximizing the transformation’s visual impact. The underlying structure and geometry of the home were to remain. Still, the homeowner’s central goal was to create what would appear to be an entirely new modern residence, with its own unique styling and a clear separation from the original architecture.

Feb 24, 2021
Inglewood Courtyard Residence, Austin, Texas, USA
Architect: Mark Odom Studio
Inglewood Courtyard Residence Austin
photograph : Casey Dunn
Inglewood Courtyard Residence, Austin
This 2,400 sqft light-filled home was designed around an entry sequence and circulation pathway that focuses on the courtyard and natural light. The existing trees were an integral element in the design of the home, both in terms of site preservation and heightening the relationship between the interior and exterior.

Jan 7, 2021
Modern California Beach House, Aptos, California
Design: Niche Interiors
Modern California Beach House in Aptos

Feb 27, 2021
Terrace on Walnut, Kansas City

Feb 25, 2021
Straus House, Santa Barbara

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American Houses – Residences from 2020

June 15, 2020
Riverbend Residence, Jackson, Wyoming
Design: CLB Architects
Riverbend Residence Jackson Wyoming - American Houses
photo : Matthew Millman
Riverbend Residence in Jackson, Wyoming
For the Riverbend Residence a spectacular site, artistic freedom and clients with vision came together to create the perfect opportunity for Carney Logan Burke Architects to design a modern art piece on the banks of the Snake River.

June 14, 2020
Enchanted Point Residence, Miami, FL
Architects: SDH Studio Architecture + Design
Enchanted Point Residence Miami Florida - American Houses
photograph : David Hernandez
Enchanted Point Residence in Miami
This family home is nestled on a magnificent radial lot surrounded by over 200 feet of water in Miami, Florida.

June 14, 2020
Red Rocks Residence, Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona
Architect: The Ranch Mine
Red Rocks Residence in Phoenix Arizona - American Houses
photograph : Roehner + Ryan
Red Rocks Residence in Phoenix, Arizona
Clinging to the side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, a Spanish Colonial Revival style house has been transformed into a modern dwelling that creates and elevates a variety of experiences with both the natural and man-made environment.

June 10, 2020
Kayak Point House, Stanwood, Snohomish County, Washington
Architects: Christopher Wright Architecture
Kayak Point House WA - American Houses
photo © Benjamin Benschneider
Kayak Point House in Stanwood, Washington
This modern American home is nestled lightly between trees on the coast Christopher Wright Architecture created a gem grounded in nature to last generations.

Jun 3, 2020
The Preston Hollow Home, north Dallas, Texas
Architects: Specht Architects, interior design Magni Kalman
The Preston Hollow Home North Dallas
photo : Casey Dunn
The Preston Hollow Home in North Dallas
The design of this contemporary Dallas house was driven by the desire to blur the lines between inside and outside while providing a sense of privacy and seclusion from the street and surrounding neighborhood, at the homeowners request.

June 4, 2020
Westport Residence, Lake Champlain, upstate New York
Architect: Jill Porter
Westport Residence Lake-champlain New York State
photo © Jim Westphalen
Westport Residence on Lake Champlain
Situated on Lake Champlain in upstate New York, the 3,500 sf residence was built in the 1950s, and was added onto several times over the years. The clients purchased the waterfront home for long weekends away from city life in Brooklyn, NY.

May 31, 2020
Cheng Brier Residence, Tiburon, Marin County, California
Design: Swatt | Miers Architects
Cheng Brier Residence Tiburon California
photography : Marion Brenner and Russell Abraham
Cheng Brier Residence in Tiburon, California
This contemporary US residence is a 6,000-sqft home terracing down a steep sloped lot in Tiburon with dramatic views of the bay. The material palette elegantly combines bright white stucco, teak and gray limestone, with the street-facing facade featuring a dramatic teak screen.

May 22, 2020
Preston Residence, Venice, California
Design: Montalba Architects
Preston Residence Venice CA - American Houses
photography : Kevin Scott
Preston Residence in Venice, California
The design for this new US property began with its exterior so that the family could enjoy the perks of Southern California weather year-round. Woven into the home’s design are three ‘gardens’ varying in scale and function.

May 21, 2020
Rustic Canyon Residence, Santa Monica, California
Design: Conner + Perry Architects
Rustic Canyon Residence Santa Monica CA - American Houses
photography : Taiyo Watanabe
Rustic Canyon Residence in Santa Monica
Organic architecture experts Kristopher Conner and James Perry of Conner + Perry Architects were commissioned by a deeply-rooted Los Angeles couple to design a home that seamlessly fits their family and lifestyle, while also showcasing a world-class art collection and effortlessly blending into a beloved section of Santa Monica Canyon.

May 18, 2020
Collywood Residence, West Hollywood, California
Architects: Olson Kundig
Collywood Residence West Hollywood California - American Houses
photography : Nic Lehoux
Collywood Residence in West Hollywood, CA
A high-tech West Hollywood retreat is located just above the Sunset Strip and overlooks Los Angeles with sweeping views that stretch from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Maximizing access to these breathtaking views from all parts of the home was a key design directive.

May 13, 2020
Taylor Beach House, Malibu, Southern California
Design: SPF:architects
Taylor Residence Malibu Beach California - American Houses
photography : Matthew Momberger
Taylor Residence on Malibu Beach, California
Renovation of a Malibu beach house, a 1977 home originally designed by noted California modernist Jerrold E. Lomax.

May 12, 2020
Mitt Romney’s Utah Mountain Ski Home, Deer Valley Ski Resort, Park City, Utah
Mitt Romney's Utah Mountain Ski Home USA
photography : Engel & Volkers
Mitt Romney’s Utah Mountain Ski Home
Soon after his first unsuccessful presidential campaign, former GOP presidential candidate and current Utah Senator, Mitt Romney, sold his luxury Park City mountain home he had built for his family.

May 5, 2020
LR2 Residence, Pasadena, California
Design: Montalba Architects
LR2 Residence Pasadena California
photography : Kevin Scott
LR2 Residence in Pasadena, California
The modern American esidence overlooks Pasadena and its adjacent mountains from its hillside perch. This new 4,200-sqft house is made up of several distinct living volumes and programs.

May 5, 2020
Little House, Seabeck, Kitsap County, Washington
Architects: mwworks
Little House Seabeck Washington State
photography : Kevin Scott
Little House in Seabeck, Washington State
Situated on a 1.7 acre site, this US home is nestled into a lush second growth forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal with distant views to Dabob Bay. Designed to repurpose an existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 feet square.

Apr 21, 2020
Yellowstone Residence, Big Sky, Montana
Architects: Stuart Silk Architects
Yellowstone Residence Big Sky Montana
photo © Aaron Leitz
Yellowstone Residence in Montana
Perched at 8,100 feet on the side of a mountain in Montana’s Madison Range, the massing and materials of this residence are derived from the powerful landscape.

Apr 20, 2020
Boxy Bridge, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Architects: SILO AR+D
Boxy Bridge House Fayetteville Arkansas
photo © Aaron Kimberlin
Boxy Bridge House in Fayetteville, Arkansas
This multi-story urban infill house is located near the town center of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The architecture emerges from unique interactions between a compact and highly constrained site, a diverse local context, and the client’s demands for both a private enclave and extensive interior/exterior connections.

Apr 20, 2020
Heads House, Goshen, Arkansas
Architects: SILO AR+D
Heads House Goshen Arkansas
photo © Aaron Kimberlin
Heads House in Goshen, Arkansas
Heads House derives its name from a series of sculptural heads created by the client’s father, Richard Staples Dodge, who was a painter and sculptor. Many of these cardboard heads, with their playful often triangulated shapes, have adorned the client’s houses over the past 50 years.

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US Homes from Winter 2020

Feb 16, 2020
Edgecliff Residence, Austin, Texas
Architecture: Miró Rivera Architects
Edgecliff Residence Austin
photography : Ibai Rigby and Miró Rivera Architects
Edgecliff Residence in Austin, Texas
Taking advantage of its unique site in Austin’s eclectic Travis Heights neighborhood on the southern shores of Lady Bird Lake, this contemporary residence is a play on contrasts: light and shadow, open and closed, organic and orthogonal.

Feb 11, 2020
Modern Lodge, Weatherby Lake, North Kansas City, Missouri
Architects: KEM STUDIO
Modern Lodge on Weatherby Lake, Kansas City

Feb 6, 2020
Kingsbury Residence, Needham, Massachusetts
Design: SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design
Kingsbury Residence Needham Massachusetts
photography : Benjamin Cheung
Kingsbury Residence in Needham
The residence is a 2,800-sqft design interrupts the status quo of the greater Boston neighborhood with a fresh perspective.

Feb 6, 2020
Bouldin Creek Residence in Austin, Texas Home

Feb 4, 2020
San Diego Garage Remodel, California

Feb 4, 2020
Sazerac House in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


We have 5 pages of American Residential Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

American Houses : main page with key residences + new residential designs (this page)

American Homes : projects from A-F

American Residences : projects from G-M

American Home Designs : projects from N-R

American House Designs : projects from S-Z

Modern American Houses – post from March 17th, 2016

Possibly the most famous American House

Farnsworth House, Iliinois
Design: Mies van der Rohe Architect
Farnsworth House
This residence is a classic example of 20th century modern architecture, one of the most significant works by one of the most celebrated architects of recent times.

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American Houses Designs in 2019

Oct 23, 2019
Big Pine Retreat, Mazama, Washington
Design: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
Big Pine House Mazama WA
photo : Eirik Johnson
Big Pine House in Mazama, Washington
Located in Washington’s Methow Valley, the Big Pine Retreat is nestled into a sloping site that is reigned over by a large, six-foot-diameter Ponderosa pine tree.

Oct 16, 2019
Nims Bezaitis Residence in Portland, Oregon

Mar 11, 2019
Mood Ring House, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Architects: SILO AR+D
Mood Ring House in Fayetteville Arkansas
photo : Timothy Hursley
New House in Fayetteville
A low-cost single family live-work house at walking distance from the city center.

Jan 19, 2019
Wilkinson Residence, Oregon
Design: Robert Oshatz Architect
Wilkinson Residence Portland Oregon - American Houses
photo : Cameron Neilson
Wilkinson Residence Oregon
The Wilkinson House by Robert Oshatz, completed in 2004, is an example of modern architecture at peace with its site. The house occupies a wooded Pacific Northwest site, on a steep slope which allows the main level of the house to sit among the tree canopy.

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American Houses 2018

Nov 13, 2018
Trousdale Residence, Beverly Hills, California
Architects: Mayes Office
American Houses in Beverly Hills
photograph : Nathan Irick
Trousdale Residence in Beverly Hills
Located at the top of Beverly Hills is the newly constructed 7200 SF home on Trousdale Place. The property offers sweeping views from the Pacific Ocean to downtown Los Angeles.

Nov 11, 2018
Franklin Mountain House, Texas
Design: hazelbaker rush, Architects
Franklin Mountain House
photograph : Casey Dunn
Franklin Mountain House in El Paso
The Franklin Mountains extend into the north end of El Paso like a peninsula of rocky wilderness into the urban landscape of the city.

Nov 12, 2018
Stinson Beach Lagoon House, Marin County, California
Design: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Stinson Beach Lagoon House
photograph : Shaun Sullivan Photography
Stinson Beach Lagoon House in California
Located in Stinson Beach, the site offers a southern exposure to the Seadrift Lagoon and a view to the north of the Bolinas Lagoon. This house creates an indoor / outdoor retreat.

Aug 13, 2018
Casa de Sombra, Rollingwood, Travis County, Texas
Design: Bade Stageberg Cox, Architects
Contemporary Rollingwood Home - American Houses
image from Chicago Athenaeum
Contemporary Rollingwood House

Jul 31, 2018
Neal Creek House, Hood River, Oregon
Design: Paul McKean Architecture
American Houses at Hood River
photo : Stephen Tamiesie
New House in Hood River
This modest weekend retreat in Hood River treads lightly upon its surroundings, maximizing valley and water views with minimal impact to the natural environment. The windsurfing and snowboarding owners were interested in a simple sustainable weekend retreat.

Jul 6, 2018
The Coyle Residence, Quilcene, Washington
Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
The Coyle Residence, Quilcene, WA

Jun 16, 2018
Shapeshifter Reno House, Reno, Nevada, USA
Architect: OPA
Shapeshifter Reno House, Nevada
photograph : Joe Fletcher
Reno House, Nevada
Two art collectors and dealers specializing in contemporary art and art of the American West decided to move from the arid high desert outside of Reno to a less remote site overlooking the city. They wanted a house that would both reflect the contemporary moment and be explicitly of the West.

Jun 15, 2018
Lot 6 House, Winthrop, Washington
Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
Lot 6 House in Winthrop WA
photograph : Eirik Johnson
House in Winthrop, WA
Sited at the toe of a dramatic, wooded slope, the long, low cabin appears to hover just above the surrounding meadow grasses. This 1,100 sqft cabin was designed for two outdoor enthusiasts who placed equal value on exterior and interior spaces.

Jun 14, 2018
Bailer Hill Residence, Friday Harbor, Washington
Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline
American Houses in Friday Harbor
photography : Eirik Johnson
Residence in Friday Harbor, WA
Anchored to a rocky slope and looking out over expansive water views, this house is the expression of the clients’ desire to connect to both the immediate landscape and the view beyond. This new American house Cascades organically down the hill yet remains firmly rooted to the earth.

Jun 4, 2018
Barrio Historico House, Tucson, Arizona
Architect: HK Associates
Barrio Historico House in Tucson Arizona
photo : Bill Timmerman
Contemporary Home in Tucson
Located in Tucson’s Barrio Historico, this residence is a modern interpretation of the neighborhood’s traditional courtyard architecture. From the street, the house is anonymous, fitting into the Barrio context with façade proportions and modern, precision fit doors and windows keeping with neighborhood guidelines.

May 22, 2018
Laguna Street Residence, San Francisco, California
Design: Michael Hennessey Architecture
Laguna Street Residence in San Francisco - new American Houses
photograph : Joe Fletcher Photography
Laguna Street Home

Apr 4, 2018
New Houston House, Louisiana
Design: Viviano Viviano
American Houses in Houston
photo : Peter Molick and Jack Thompson
New Houston House
The massing of the house and choice of materials would need to maintain a dialogue with familiar house typologies and vernacular forms. The interior would be set up as a clean, streamlined backdrop for antique and vintage furnishings.

Feb 22, 2018
Home 901, Sabino Springs, Tucson, Arizona
Design: Kevin B. Howard Architects
American Houses in Sabino Springs Tucson
photograph : Matt Winquist and Robin Stancliff
Sabino Springs House
Kevin B. Howard Architects were very fortunate to work with a couple who, devoted to the ideals of minimalism’s stark allure, asked us to design a house in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona, located in the profoundly diverse Sonoran Desert.

American Houses 2015 – 2017

Jan 26, 2017
Los Altos Hills II House, CA
Design: Feldman Architecture
Los Altos Hills ii House
photograph : John Linden
Los Altos Hills Residence

Nov 10, 2016
Threshold House in Austin

Oct 13, 2016
Edgeland Residence in Austin

Oct 13, 2016
Annie Residence in Austin

Aug 28, 2016
Carved Cube House in West Austin

Modern American House

The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House
Design: Richard Neutra Architect; Richard and Dion Neutra Architects
The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House

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