10 Excellent American-Style Homes

Open-plan kitchen-diner in contemporary self build with high ceilings and exposed brick walls
(Image credit: Jody Stewart)

While many homes take their cue from the local vernacular, looking across the pond for inspiration can be a great way to inject something special into your design. The diverse American styles have themselves been influenced by architecture from around the world, so there are plenty of looks to choose from.

Opting for a New England style is ideal if you want something different, which still has the essence of British architecture. Or, if you would like a contemporary home, why not model your house on the stunning coastal homes of California?

Lindsey Davis