At Curbed, we’re obsessed with superlative homes and groundbreaking domestic design, architecture that not only features exceptional living spaces but in some cases, looks to define new ways of living. There’s no shortage of noteworthy homes across the country, spanning different styles, regions, and eras. But for our nationwide map of exceptional home museums—listed from west to east, without any thought of rank—we looked with a wider lens and created a list of landmarks, all open to the public, that have made a significant impact.
Our criteria balances architectural importance, aesthetic beauty and cultural relevance, looking to create a mix of old a new across the country. As always, if we missed something, please let us know in the comments.
Update: A previous version of this map included LA’s Sheats-Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner. While this house is indeed one our favorite residential marvels in the United States, it is not presently open to the public for tours.Read More