- There are famous
homes all over America.
- Business Insider has rounded up a list of the most
well-known properties in each state, from castles in
the desert to the filming sites of iconic Hollywood
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Famous homes are scattered all over America.
Whether it’s an architectural masterpiece or a filming site for
a beloved movie, each house comes with a story.
Below is a round up of the most famous home in every state,
according to Business Insider.
From a castle in the desert to the largest private house in the
country, keep reading to see the full list.
Alabama: Ivy Green
Helen Keller, a blind and deaf author, political activist, and
educator, was born in a white-clipboard
house, called Ivy Green, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880. It
is here that Helen Keller learned
how to communicate with the world.
Alaska: The Russian Bishop’s House
According to the
National Park Service, the building is “one of the few
surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North
Arizona: Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights
The Tovrea Castle is a historic landmark in Phoenix, Arizona,
that was built in the late
In 2012, the castle was opened to the public.
Arkansas: Former US President Bill Clinton’s first home
According to the museum’s website,
Clinton refers to the home as the place where he “learned the
important tasks and values of life.”
California: The Playboy Mansion
The Playboy Mansion, located in Los Angeles, California, was
the home of Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner from 1971
until his death in 2017.
In 2016, Hefner
sold the mansion to his neighbor for $100 million. The deal
allowed Hefner to live in the mansion until he died.
Colorado: The Sleeper House
The Sleeper House, also known as the Sculptured House, became
famous for its appearance in Woody Allen’s 1973 film “Sleeper.”
In 2010, the home was sold at a foreclosure auction to a
Denver investor for $1.5 million.
Connecticut: The Mark Twain House & Museum
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, was a famous
American author who wrote the literary classics “The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
It became a National Historic Landmark in 1963.
Delaware: The Nemours Mansion
Nemours Mansion, located in New Castle County, Delaware, was
built by Alfred I.
Dupont in the early 1900s as a gift to his wife.
The mansion is surrounded by gardens and art and is open to the public.
Florida: The Versace Mansion
Vogue, the Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace Mansion,
is the third most photographed home in America — falling behind
only the White House and Graceland.
Located on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Gianni Versace, the
Italian fashion designer, bought the villa in
$2.95 million. Just a few years later, in 1997, he was
shot and killed on the property’s front steps.
Today, the mansion is a boutique hotel.
Georgia: The birthplace and childhood home of Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr., one of America’s most influential
activists and leaders in the civil rights movement, was born in a
house in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929.
Hawaii: The Iolani Palace
Hawaii became the 50th US state in 1959. Until 1968, the palace
the state’s capitol building.
According to its website, Iolani is the only
official royal residence in America.
The palace was opened to the public in
Idaho: The Standrod Mansion
Located in Pocatello, Idaho, the Standrod Mansion dates back to
According to VisitPocatello.com,
the home was built by Drew and Emma Standrod and cost around
Illinois: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright,
a famous American architect, used this home in Oak Park, Illinois,
to experiment with his own design concepts.
Indiana: The Culbertson Mansion
The Culbertson Mansion was built by William S. Culbertson in the
Iowa: The American Gothic House
The home, now a historic landmark, hosts events and group tours
Kansas: The birthplace and childhood home of Amelia Earhart
The home, which is now a museum, was where Earhart
spent much of her childhood.
Kentucky: The Thomas Edison House
Edison was an American inventor who invented, along with other
things, the lightbulb.
According to HistoricHomes.org,
Edison is believed to have rented a room in this Louisville,
Kentucky, house when he was 19 years old.
The home is now a museum that displays some of
Louisiana: The Steel Magnolia house
This home is famous for its depiction in the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias.”
Commonly referred to as the Steel Magnolia House, the
property (which is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana) is currently
a bed & breakfast.
Maine: The Bush compound
Maryland: The Edgar Allan Poe House
Poe, a 19th century American writer, is best known for his
influence on American literature, specifically within the horror
Poe lived in this Baltimore home
from 1833 to 1835. The home is now opened to the public and can be
toured Thursday through Sunday.
Massachusetts: The Paul Revere House
Paul Revere, an American silversmith who became famous for his
role in the American Revolution, is known around the world as the
patriot who alerted the colonial
militia of the oncoming British invasion in 1775.
Michigan: The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
This mansion, located in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan,
belonged to Edsel Ford
(the son of American industrialist and Ford Motor Company founder
Henry Ford) and his wife, Eleanor Ford.
Edsel and Eleanor, who married in 1916, raised four children in
Minnesota: The James J. Hill House
This mansion dates back nearly 200 years.
Mississippi: The Longwood Mansion
This octagonal mansion is located in Natchez, Mississippi.
While the Longwood
Mansion boasts a stunning exterior, the inside was never
finished. Construction began in 1858, but was halted because of the
American Civil War.
After the war, the family reportedly lived
in the basement because they didn’t have the funds to finish
the rest of the home.
Missouri: The Vaile Mansion
The Vaile Mansion,
located in Independence, Missouri, was built in 1881 for Colonel
The Second Empire-style home includes 31 rooms, flushing
toilets, a built-in 6,000-gallon water tank, and a 48,000-gallon
The mansion can be toured by the public.
Montana: The Moss Mansion
The Moss Mansion was built in 1903 for Preston Boyd Moss.
It was designed by Henry
Janeway Hardenbergh, an American architect who also designed
the original Waldorf Astoria hotel and the Plaza Hotel.
The mansion is on the
National Register of Historic Places and is open to the
Nebraska: The Joslyn Castle
This architectural masterpiece in Omaha, Nebraska, was built for
George and Sarah Joslyn in
castle includes a reception hall, a music room, a ballroom, a
library, and a gold drawing room.
Nevada: The Bowers Mansion
New Hampshire: The Robert Frost Farm
The Robert Frost Farm is located in Derry, New Hampshire.
It was the home of Robert Frost, one of America’s most famous
poets, from 1900 until
New Jersey: The Ford Mansion
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
The most famous home in every US state, from LA's Playboy Mansion to a 'Beer Can House' in Houston