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Victorian architecture is actually is a combination of several other main styles like Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne. Here are a few of our favorites.

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The masterpiece you see above is a perfect example of the luxurious French Country Style.

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Celebrate Abraham Lincoln – and the architecture, house plans and designs throughout his life. From log cabin beginnings to traditional Greek Revival house plans in Illinois to the White House.

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Did you know that one of the great African American architects in the United States was responsible for the concept of one of the busiest airports in the world - and also the "Architect to the Stars" - from Frank Sinatra to Zsa Zsa Gabor?

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A pioneer and inventor of the K-Brick, precursor to the concrete block, Keichline broke down barriers in the fields of architecture as well as home building and construction.

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How much do people really know about Thomas Jefferson? Of course we all know he was the third U.S. President, influential Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he was one of America’s first and finest architects and landscape artists?

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So you’ve found your perfect house plan – or about to start building your home? Today’s approach to whole house design also includes thinking about how to landscape your home. We’ve identified some trends and offer tips and advice about landscape architecture and gardening. From the English landscape garden to the Public Park Movement and now modern gardens, these pioneers of sorts can offer great and often affordable ideas for your own home.

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Not as grand and stately as George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate or Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Top Cottage – which sits atop the hills of Dutchess County, New York - is nonetheless as appealing, with its classic simplicity and elegant architectural lines.

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Called the “most vividly personal of the presidential shrines,” the picturesque, sprawling two-story Shingle-style Queen Anne home stands atop a hill in Cove Neck and overlooks Long Island Sound. Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill estate exudes every part of his energetic personality and his passion for nature, hunting, and the environment.

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Stepping out of the shadows into the limelight, today’s women architects – like their predecessors – are changing the face of house plan design, and forging a legacy for the next generation. As we observe National Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the remarkable and amazing women architects of the 21st century.

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