20 American Homes That Rock the Red, White, and Blue

This Fourth of July, we pay tribute to the stars and stripes with these all-American abodes.

Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars

While you wait for the grill to heat up, celebrate our nation’s independence with these flag-colored homes from all over the USA.

1. An A-Frame Cabin in California’s Sierras

Tucked away in California’s Sierra National Forest, this remote and rentable vacation home has a cozy interior that embraces outdoor views.

2. A Louis Kahn-Inspired Barn

In 2011, clients Brent Habig and Ana Ecclesthe surveyed the property with architect Jim Cutler, planting stakes at a number of sites. Cutler drew up a different house for each, recalling from his youth the region’s vernacular—especially the crisp white barns nestled into lush green landscapes. They would inspire the form of the couple’s new 2,800-square-foot home. It is designed to capture natural light, but also to cool interiors on hot summer days, using tall, sliding shutters that can cover the two-story home’s windows from floor to ceiling.

In 2011, clients Brent Habig and Ana Ecclesthe surveyed the property with architect Jim Cutler, planting stakes at a number of sites. Cutler drew up a different house for each, recalling from his youth the region’s vernacular—especially the crisp white barns nestled into lush green landscapes. They would inspire the form of the couple’s new 2,800-square-foot home. It is designed to capture natural light, but also to cool interiors on hot summer days, using tall, sliding shutters that can cover the two-story home’s windows from floor to ceiling.

Photo: David Sundberg/ESTO

3. A Midcentury Renovation in California

See Arch restored the exterior fireplace wall and painted it a deep blue hue to match the repainted blue timber cladding.

As a California native practicing in the Bay Area during the heyday of Eichler developments and Case Study Houses, modernist architect Wayne Littlejohn developed a style strongly influenced by the midcentury modern movement. This hillside house completed in 1963 in Danville, California, bears the hallmarks of an Eichler—sweeping expanses of glass, deep cantilevered overhangs, and an embrace of indoor/outdoor living—yet it had fallen into disrepair by the time NMT financial discovered it last year.

Courtesy of Jacob Allen Media

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