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20 Of The Most Beautiful Homes In America You'll Wish You Could Live In

If money was no object and you could buy your dream home today, what would it look like? Odds are it would be pretty close to one of these 20 dream homes.

They say that money can't buy taste, but the millionaires and billionaires who owned these houses sure had style. Which one of these do you dream of living in?

1. Vaile Mansion

If you love the Addams Family, this spooky 19th century home from Independence, Missouri is for you. Most of the original interior decorations are still in good condition.

2. Villa Vizcaya

For a tropical getaway you can't do much better than this Miami mansion, which boasts a beautifully manicured topiary garden.

3. Mount Vernon

This national landmark from Fairfax County, Virginia was George Washington's family home, and tourists visit it daily just as they did in the 1790s. It's still impressive more than 200 years later.

4. Oak Alley Plantation

The most striking feature of this historic home is the 800 foot oak tree-lined walkway, which was actually built after the rows of trees were already planted.

5. Lyndhurst

The home of railroad baron Jay Gould, this New York mansion played the haunted castle in a number of 70s monster movies.

Looking for something a bit more glamorous? The next house is just the thing...

6. Chartwell

The Beverly Hillbillies made this Bel Air mansion famous, but you would have to strike Texas tea to afford the 25,000 square foot home. It went on sale for $350 million this year - making it the most expensive house in America.

7. Fallingwater

Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed this modern home to blend in with a natural waterfall in the Allegheny Mountains.

8. Graceland

The King's final resting place is America's 2nd-most visited home, after the White House. It recently got a facelift, including a new visitor's center.

9. The Biltmore Estate

Just one of the wealthy Vanderbilt family's homes to make this list, the 178,000 square foot mansion has appeared on screen multiple times, including as the home from Richie Rich.

10. The Hemingway House

Located in sunny Key West, Florida, famous writer Ernest Hemingway's home includes a wraparound balcony that's the perfect place to enjoy one of his signature daiquiris.

11. The Robie House

Frank Lloyd Wright built this Chicago home in the "Prairie Style," and it's famous for the bold lines that give it a unique shape.

12. Southernmost House

Another glamorous mansion from Key West. You can actually stay at this one, at least for a night or two, because it has been turned into a B&B.

13. The Breakers

This massive Vanderbilt home was ruined by a 1892 fire, but the wealthy family just made it bigger and better. Features include a 30 foot covered entryway and solid limestone walls.

14. Monticello

Look familiar? Former president Thomas Jefferson's mansion graces one side of the nickel. Jefferson also designed the home, including the iconic octagonal roof.

15. Taliesin West

Another Frank Lloyd Wright creation, this home was designed to blend into the surrounding Arizona dessert. It's now the home of his memorial architecture school.

Now how about something really impressive?

16. Hearst Castle

You need to see the panoramic view of this San Simeon, California mansion to fully appreciate it and the 3 guest homes in its backyard. It was built for William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper mogul who inspired Citizen Kane.

17. Carson Mansion

The 103 foot tower and covered porch are just part of the charm of this Victorian mansion, which is now a private clubhouse.

18. Winchester Mystery House

Sarah Winchester, heir to the gun maker's family fortune, designed this San Francisco house with twisting stairways to nowhere and dead ends. She was hoping to confuse ghosts that she believed would haunt her family.

Doors and stairways leading to nowhere.

19. The Mark Twain House

The Huckleberry Finn author's home in Hartford, Connecticut has the same classic appeal as his books, with a covered porch and a eye-catching color.

20. The Painted Ladies

You might recognize these iconic San Francisco homes from the credits of Full House. They were painted grey in World War 2, then had a splash of color added in the 1960s.

Which of these homes do you dream of owning?

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