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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.

Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia
Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia
Architect: Thomas Jefferson

Year built: 1808

For: Thomas Jefferson

Design: Neoclassic with Palladian elements. Jefferson's design grew out of his political, religious and educational philosophies and his regard for all things classical.

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