Famous painter Georgia O’Keeffe spent a lot of time living at her Adobe home and studio in Abiquiu. Her paintings were inspired by her home and her simple way of living. After she moved to Santa Fe, this house was transferred under the management of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Various tours, guided and unguided, are available that cover art exhibitions and Georgia’s life and work. There is even a gift shop that visitors can shop at and take a memento home. Also in New Mexico: Taos Pueblo is a collection of multi-level adobe buildings. They have been continuously inhabited for the last 1,000 years or so.
Arizona - Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright's former winter home is now the School of Architecture's main campus that bears his name. Over his time on the 620-acre property, which he bought for a keen price in 1937 at $3.50 an acre, he continuously modified and added to the complex, enlisting his students to construct all of the new buildings. The result is a unique piece of architecture that gathers visitors each year.
Frank Lloyd Wright first became distinguished for his Prairie Style of architecture, incorporating low-pitched rooftops, overhanging eaves, a central chimney, and open floor plans which, he believed was the antidote to the confined, closed-in architecture at that time.
Oklahoma - Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
This 1875 Oologah home was the birthplace of famous showman, Will Rogers. Once dubbed “The White House on the Verdigris,” this home is very rare, as it is one of the only surviving examples of early frontier architecture in this very beautiful region of Oklahoma.
Entrance to the museum is free, and visitors are able to learn about the life of one of America's greatest performers, as well as his heritage. The ranch features a classroom for tour groups and video programming. Also in Oklahoma: The Prairie Chicken House is a privately-owned residence that became famous for its one-of-a-kind architecture.
North Carolina - The Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore Estate is the largest private residence to ever be built in the United States. The 250-room house was home to George Vanderbilt. It is equipped with 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, a bowling alley, a 10,000-volume library, and 65 fireplaces. The home is so big that it has four whole acres of floor space.
Visitors can stay at the iconic location, as well as indulge in fine dining, activities, and even walk around the village on the estate. Also in North Carolina: Körner’s Folly is formerly the home to designer Jule Gilmer Körner. While it may not be North Carolina’s most famous house, it is definitely the most eccentric.
Hawaii - Shangri La
Doris Duke and her husband were travel fiends, and after traveling the world, they made their final stop in Hawaii, where they fell in love with the beautiful culture and scenery. In fact, they loved it so much that they bought a plot of land on the Honolulu waterfront, and they had a custom home built decorated with Islamic art.
Now, the house has transformed into a museum showcasing Middle Eastern art that she collected throughout her lifetime. Also in Hawaii: Liljestrand House is a house located in Honolulu that is privately owned by a doctor and a nurse. The house is seen as one of the finest and most prestigious pieces of modern architecture.