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American Houses, Old World Inspiration

For some foreign-born American homeowners, nothing feels more familiar and welcoming than living in a residence styled after those in their homeland. Other homebuyers just want to live in homes that resemble the beautiful residences they admired while abroad.

But whether you’d rather call home a casa, a villa, a chalet, or a hôtel particulier (the last which is not, mind you, a hotel), you can probably find it waiting somewhere in this melting pot’s real estate market. That seems to particularly be the case if you’re looking to buy in California, judging by the locations of the following 10 homes.

The folks at Realtor.com highlighted these residences as being excellent examples of international inspired styles. Click ahead to see which you find the most like home.

By Colleen KanePublished September 7, 2011