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America's Favorite Dwellings

Just 17 residential buildings earned slots in The American Institute of Architects' top 150 buildings survey, but they're keepers. In honor of its 150th anniversary, the institute commissioned a Harris Interactive poll of more than 1,800 members of the American public, asking them to rank their favorite examples of American architecture. They chose from a larger list of 248 buildings suggested by a random sample of more than 2,400 AIA members. What do you think about the list? Here's your opportunity to set the rankings straight.

America's Favorite Dwellings

Just 17 residential buildings earned slots in The American Institute of Architects' top 150 buildings survey, but they're keepers. In honor of its 150th anniversary, the institute commissioned a Harris Interactive poll of more than 1,800 members of the American public, asking them to rank their favorite examples of American architecture. They chose from a larger list of 248 buildings suggested by a random sample of more than 2,400 AIA members. What do you think about the list? Here's your opportunity to set the rankings straight.

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    Carol Highsmith

    #2: The White House, Washington, D.C.

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    Carol Highsmith

    #8: Biltmore Estate (Vanderbilt Residence), Asheville, N.C.

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    Carol Highsmith

    #27: Monticello, Charlottesville, Va.

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    Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

    #29: Kaufmann Residence (Fallingwater), Bear Run, Pa.

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    Hearst Castle/California State Parks

    #41: Hearst Residence (Hearst Castle), San Simeon, Calif.

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    Alexander Vertikoff Photography

    #66: Gamble House, Pasadena, Calif.

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    Caren Crystal Bagan

    #73: Lake Point Tower, Chicago

Just 17 residential buildings earned slots in The American Institute of Architects' top 150 buildings survey, but they're keepers. In honor of its 150th anniversary, the institute commissioned a Harris Interactive poll of more than 1,800 members of the American public, asking them to rank their favorite examples of American architecture. They chose from a larger list of 248 buildings suggested by a random sample of more than 2,400 AIA members. What didn't make the cut? Philip Johnson's Glass House, the Charles and Ray Eames house, and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, among others. Here are the winners, in order of their rank in the larger survey. Click here for an opportunity to set the rankings straight, according to your opinions. But who doesn't like Frank?

2 The White House, Washington, D.C. – James Hoban

8 Biltmore Estate (Vanderbilt Residence), Asheville, N.C. – Richard Morris Hunt, FAIA

27 Monticello, Charlottesville, Va. – Thomas Jefferson

29 Kaufmann Residence (Fallingwater), Bear Run, Pa. – Frank Lloyd Wright

30 Taliesin, Spring Green, Wis. – Frank Lloyd Wright

41 Hearst Residence (Hearst Castle), San Simeon, Calif. – Julia Morgan

66 Gamble House, Pasadena, Calif. – Greene and Greene

73 Lake Point Tower, Chicago – Schipporeit-Heinrich Associates; Graham, Anderson, Probst & White

83 Glessner House, Chicago – Henry Hobson Richardson, FAIA

87 The Dakota, New York City – Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, FAIA

105 Time Warner Center, New York City – David Childs, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

114 Dana-Thomas House, Springfield, Ill. – Frank Lloyd Wright

123 Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz. – Frank Lloyd Wright

130 Douglas House, Harbor Springs, Mich. – Richard Meier, FAIA

131 Hollyhock House, Los Angeles – Frank Lloyd Wright

138 Robie House, Chicago – Frank Lloyd Wright

140 Stahl House (Case Study House No. 22), Los Angeles – Pierre Koenig