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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. We cover completed US residential buildings and new property designs across the USA. The focus is on contemporary US properties.

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

Possibly the most famous American House

Farnsworth House, Iliinois
Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Farnsworth House
picture © gm+ad architects

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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Residential Architecture USA, chronological:

Clifftop House Maui, Hawaii, USA – added 24 Oct 2013
Design: dekleva gregorič arhitekti
Clifftop House Maui
photo © Cristobal Palma

This house is dug into the ridge of an escarpement on the windswept north coast of the island. The ‘Roof house’ is for a windsurf sail designer who had moved with his family from Europe. They fell in love with this unpopulated area with high cliffs at the coast, fresh onshore breeze and undisrupted views to the ocean. Having found the perfect spot it took them three years to buy the land and several more to finish the house.

New House in Omaha, Nebraska – 13 Oct 2013
Design: TACKarchitects
New House in Omaha
photo from architects

This is an expansive timber-clad American residence which is inspired by the elegant residential projects by Richard Neutra.

Net Zero Energy House, Cupertino, California – 20 Sep 2013
Design: Klopf Architecture
Net Zero Energy House
photo : Mariko Reed

A partially-submerged lower level was designed with a pulled-back floor plate to create a light-filled atrium. In conjunction with the mechanical engineer, Klopf designed a net-zero energy home featuring insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels, high-performance windows, cementitious siding and a solar photovoltaic system sized to cover all the energy usage. The new open and light house offers a connection to nature while maintaining privacy.

Tred Avon River House, Maryland – 20 Aug 2013
Design: Robert M. Gurney Architect
House in Maryland
photo : Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

This contemporary American house is crisply detailed and minimally furnished to allow views of the picturesque site to provide the primary sensory experience. The house was designed as a vehicle to experience and enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscape, known as Diamond Point, seamlessly blending the river’s expansive vista with the space.

Levin Residence, Arizona – 15 Jul 2013
Design: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Levin Residence
photo : Bill Timmerman

Three simple volumes hover above the desert, responding to the challenges of the site and to an ethic of building with minimal disruption to the natural environment. The site slopes toward the west into a wash and is split by a smaller tributary valley, splitting the buildable area in half. Our solution was to leave the cars behind and link the parking area to the main house by a bridge. Upon arrival the owners and their guests experience a cantilevered walk that allows rainwater and wildlife to flow beneath it.

Glen Lake Tower
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Glen Lake Tower House
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Glen Lake Tower House – 3 Jun 2013
Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond. The central idea is to sandwich a 1400 sqft three-story plywood box between two metal-clad walls: this plywood box is then suspended a full story above ground level.

Capitol Hill Residence, Seattle, Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Capitol Hill Residence Seattle
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Capitol Hill Residence – 27 May 2013
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, this residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. The roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades can prevent excessive heat gain.

New Canaan Residence, Connecticut
Design: Specht Harpman
New Canaan Residence Connecticut
photo : Elizabeth Felicella

New Canaan Residence – 23 May 2013
This residence is nestled into a lush hilltop site in a forested part of the state. The property is a renovation of a 1950′s house which had a series of unsympathetic additions, and whose owners originally wanted only a kitchen upgrade.

West Lake Hills Residence, Austin, Texas
Design: Specht Harpman
West Lake Hills Residence Texas
photo: Taggart Sorensen

West Lake Hills House – 23 May 2013
This project on a densely tree-covered site was a renovation and expansion of a modest 1970′s house. The alterations sought to erase all visible traces of the original house whilst retaining most of the structure.

Walloon Lake House, Michigan
Design: DUDZIK Studios
Walloon Lake House Michigan
photo : DUDZIK Studios

Walloon Lake House – 22 May 2013

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Arizona
Design: DUST Architects
Tucson Mountain Retreat Arizona
photo © Jeff Goldberg / Esto

Tucson Mountain Retreat – 21 May 2013
Elegant rammed earth house for Karen and David Francis whose primary residence is in San Diego. David grew up in Arizona so the Tucson Mountain Retreat and living in the desert are like a homecoming for him.

Modern American House News

Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA – news
Philip Johnson Glass House
photograph courtesy The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Philip Johnson Glass House

Miller House, Columbus, Indiana : Eero Saarinen – opens to public
Miller House
photo Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Miller House

Recent American Houses

The Phoenix House, Arizona
Design: Messana O’Rorke
The Phoenix House Arizona
image from architect

Contemporary Arizona House – 24 Apr 2013
This vast and strikingly beautiful desert landscape is the inspiration for this simple contemporary residential design. The tectonic mechanisms responsible for the landscape, where mountain ranges seem to slide past each other, is emulated by massive parallel walls of the house.

Wilkinson Residence, Oregon
2004
Design: Robert Oshatz, Architect
Wilkinson Residence Portland
photo : Cameron Neilson

Oregon Residence – added 6 Feb 2013
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.

Olnick Spanu House, Garrison, New York
Design: Alberto Campo Baeza
Olnick Spanu House
photo : Javier Callejas

Olnick Spanu House – 3 Dec 2012
This is an elegant contemporary American house by a famous Spanish architect – the solid base is recessed into the ground whilst the upper storey is glazed and protected only by a delicate roof.

Cloud House, Colorado Plateau
Design: Axis Mundi
Cloud House
image : Axis Mundi

Cloud House – 13 Apr 2012
This new American residence is a weekend retreat, situated on a promontory high along a ridge, affording wonderful views. The house nestles in a grove of dramatic Aspen trees.

Modern American House

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

The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House

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American House 08, Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
New American House
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New American House

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