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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.

Fallingwater - Bear Run, Pennsylvania
Fallingwater - Bear Run, Pennsylvania
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Year built: 1935

For: Edgar J. Kaufmann, a department store mogul

Design: International style. This summer home poised on top of a waterfall came later in Wright's career. It was named America's best all-time work of architecture by AIA members in 1991.

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