The most famous home in every US state, from LA's Playboy Mansion to a 'Beer Can House' in Houston

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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.

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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.

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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

The Russian Bishop’s House
was completed in 1842 in Sitka,
Alaska. It served as the home of Bishop
Innocent of the Russian Orthodox Church

According to the
National Park Service
, the building is “one of the few
surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North

The National Park Service
took ownership of the property
in 1973. It is now registered as
a National Historic Landmark

Arizona: Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

The Tovrea Castle is a historic landmark in Phoenix, Arizona,
that was built in the late

The four-story, 5,000-square-foot castle was the brainchild of

Italian immigrant Alessio Carraro
, who planned to make it a

boutique hotel

However, because of
the Great Depression
, he wasn’t able to follow through with the
plan. So, the castle was sold to the
Tovrea family

In 2012, the castle was opened to the public.

Arkansas: Former US President Bill Clinton’s first home

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United Sates,
was born in 1946 in Hope, Arkansas
. The two-story, white-framed
home featured above was his first
. It is now a museum

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.”

was designed by American architect Charles
and is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places

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.”

Clemens and his wife built and designed the Hartford home with
the help of American architect Edward
Tuckerman Potter
. According to the museum’s website, they lived
in the home from 1874 to

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

It was designed by the architectural firm Carrere and Hastings and
meant to resemble a château in France. It
was even named after
a French town

The mansion is surrounded by gardens and art and is open to the public.

Florida: The Versace Mansion

According to
, 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

He lived in the home, which is now open for tours,
until 1941.

Hawaii: The Iolani Palace

The Iolani Palace, located in Honolulu, was built by King Kalakaua in
. It served as the residence of Hawaii’s monarchy until


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,
the home was built by Drew and Emma Standrod and cost around

It was bought by the City of Pocatello
in 1974
 and was opened to the public as a museum and cultural
event center. However, according to the website, the
property has been privately owned since 1995.

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.

The two-story house was completed in 1889 and
served as a home for his family. It is now open to the public.

Indiana: The Culbertson Mansion

The Culbertson Mansion was built by William S. Culbertson in the
late 1800s. 

Culbertson, a businessman, was
once considered the wealthiest man in Indiana
. Though he died
, the home remained in the Culbertson family until

In 1976,
the 20,000-square-foot mansion
some are convinced is haunted
) became recognized as a State
Historic Site. Today, it can be toured by the

Iowa: The American Gothic House

The American Gothic
in Eldon, Iowa, is the home featured in the famous
painting “American
,” which was painted by Grant Wood in 1930.

The home, now a historic landmark, hosts events and group tours
every year.

Kansas: The birthplace and childhood home of Amelia Earhart

, the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean, was born in a house in Atchison, Kansas, in 1897.

The home, which is now a museum, was where Earhart
spent much of her childhood.

Kentucky: The Thomas Edison House

was an American inventor who invented, along with other
things, the lightbulb.

According to,
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
Edison’s inventions

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

The Bush compound
is located in Kennebunkport, Maine. The
compound serves as the Bush family’s summer retreat and has been in
the family
for over 100 years

Maryland: The Edgar Allan Poe House

Edgar Allan
, 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

During that time, he lived in this two-story home
in Boston, Massachusetts
. Today, the home can be toured by the

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
the home. 

The home was put on the list of National Historic Landmarks in

and is currently open
to the public

Minnesota: The James J. Hill House

This mansion dates back nearly 200 years. 

It was completed in 1891 and cost $931,275.01 to
— according to the Minnesota Historical
, it was, at the time, the biggest and most expensive
home in the state.

It was built for James J.
, a 19th century railroad executive best known for creating
the Great Northern
(a railroad that ran from Minnesota to Washington) in

The mansion was bought by the Minnesota Historical Society in
1978 and
became a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

Mississippi: The Longwood Mansion

This octagonal mansion is located in Natchez, Mississippi.

While the Longwood
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.

Today, the home is a National Historic
and can be toured by the public. It was even featured
in the American television series, “True

Missouri: The Vaile Mansion

The Vaile Mansion,
located in Independence, Missouri, was built in 1881 for Colonel
Harvey Vaile.

The Second Empire-style home includes 31 rooms, flushing
toilets, a built-in 6,000-gallon water tank, and a 48,000-gallon
wine cellar.

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

The four-story
 includes a reception hall, a music room, a ballroom, a
library, and a gold drawing room.

The castle is an example of Scottish Baronial Revival
, a style that dates back to the 16th

The Joslyn Castle is on the National Register of Historic
and is open to the public.

Nevada: The Bowers Mansion

The Bowers Mansion
was built for Lemuel Sanford Bowers and his wife in 1863; they were
among the
first millionaires of the Comstock mining boom

The mansion is now owned by Washoe
County Parks Department
and, according to its website, is
usually open to the public
from Memorial Day through Nevada Day weekend

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

The property is listed on the National Register of Historic
and has been open to the public since 1975.

New Jersey: The Ford Mansion
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The most famous home in every US state, from LA's Playboy Mansion to a 'Beer Can House' in Houston