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Top 10 favorite American houses

To celebrate their 150th anniversary, the American Institute of Architects put together a list of 150 favorite buildings of Americans. From that list we gleaned a top 10 buildings designed as family homes, the most admired American masterpieces of residential architecture.

Douglas House - Harbor Springs, Michigan
Douglas House - Harbor Springs, Michigan
Architect: Richard Meier

Year built: 1973

For: James E. Douglas, a trucking company owner

Design: Modern. Built on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, this is a prime example of early Richard Meier, who later designed the Getty Museum in Brentwood, California. The stark white and geometrical lines contrast with the surrounding, dark green pines.

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