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5 Iconic Houses in the USA

5 Iconic Houses in the USA
5 Iconic Houses in the USA, © Robert Ruschak - Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
© Robert Ruschak - Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The United States has a special relationship with houses. The ideal of owning one's own home is often considered a proxy for the American Dream, and this connection with the country's "national ethos" has given the house an unusual level of importance in the American psyche. As a result, the United States is home to some of the world's most iconic houses. To mark the 4th of July, we've rounded up five of the most recognizable houses in the US. Which one is your favorite?

Fallingwater House / Frank Lloyd Wright 

Fallingwater House © Flickr user method606pix. Used with permission
Fallingwater House © Flickr user method606pix. Used with permission

Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

The Farnsworth House © Flickr CC user michelle chlebek
The Farnsworth House © Flickr CC user michelle chlebek

The Glass House / Philip Johnson

'Veil' by Fujiko Nakaya at the Glass House © Richard Barnes
'Veil' by Fujiko Nakaya at the Glass House © Richard Barnes

The Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi 

Vanna Venturi House © Maria Buszek
Vanna Venturi House © Maria Buszek

Frank Gehry / Norton House

Norton House © Samuel Ludwig
Norton House © Samuel Ludwig
Cite: Diego Hernández. "5 Iconic Houses in the USA" 04 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/398347/ad-round-up-iconic-houses-in-america/>
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