White After Labor Day: 10 Homes That Break the Fashion Rule (And Do It Well)

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You hear it every year, probably from your mom: "Don't wear white after Labor Day!"

Well, that may be true for clothing, but not for real estate. White houses will never go out of style. Why else would the president live in one?!

So to prove the old superstition wrong, we've rounded up 10 of the most beautiful white homes in the country that are currently on the market -- and will be at the height of buyers' desires all year long. We guarantee that if you wake up in one of these babies after Labor Day, you'll still be the envy of the town.

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White After Labor Day: 10 Homes That Break the Fashion Rule (And Do It Well)

Price: $5.495 million
Beds/baths: 4/5
Sq. ft.: 5,917

This gated home is in an exclusive enclave of Los Angeles. It gets perfect city views and is in a prime location -- just minutes from Sunset Boulevard.

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The home has "fantastic indoor/outdoor flow" and multiple terraces to enjoy the evening air.

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The master suite has "some of the finest stone and tile work," along with walnut floors that run throughout the estate.

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Price: $1.1 million
Beds/baths: 7/4
Sq. ft.: N/A

This stylish Baltimore cottage is an adorable getaway from the big city. The checkered stucco-and-brick chimney is the cutest we've seen!

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The large rooms of this home are sun-filled, with bay windows letting in plenty of light. There's also a living room with an arched ceiling and an antique Florentine mantel. 

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The home has three levels, all filled with quaint rooms like this one. There's also a brick terrace with gardens outside.

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Price: $2.495 million
Beds/baths: 5/5
Sq. ft.: 7,758

This lakefront home in Edina, Minn., is in mint condition and gets spectacular views. That pristine white exterior glows against the nighttime lights.

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A vision in white, the detail work of the entry into the living room is stunning. Forget that rule about white after Labor Day, we'll take this place all year long!

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The breakfast bar in the kitchen is perfect for either entertaining or relaxing as your morning gets started.

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Price: $1.25 million
Beds/baths: 5/4
Sq. ft.: 4,526

In the suburbs of St. Louis, this home is about as traditional as you get, but it's still gorgeous and full of life. It's the picture-perfect home (it just needs a white picket fence) to raise a family.

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According to the listing, there are "significant updates throughout the home, including gutted bathrooms. As you can see, the living room is a large place to gather the family around.

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Even this white home dabbles in color, though. This pink bedroom is a playful departure from the home's traditional exterior.

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Price: $889,000
Beds/baths: 4/4
Sq. ft.: 5,000

This "entertainer's retreat" in Albuquerque, N.M., is a modern gem with a custom stucco exterior and pitched tile roof. You'll get both city and mountain views -- and there's a diving pool in the back!

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The sunken living room off the kitchen has a raised ceiling, custom built-in shelves with accent lighting and a gas log fireplace. 

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Imagine yourself unwinding in the jetted bathtub while looking out onto panoramic views of the property and enjoying the huge master bathroom with double vanities.

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Price: $10.5 million
Beds/baths: 6/11
Sq. ft.: 11,516

It's easy to see why this palatial home is in Greenwich, Conn., one of the most well-known playgrounds of the rich in the country. This estate is gorgeous, and wouldn't we look pretty in it?

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Look at this stunning dining room, all dressed up for a sophisticated dinner party.

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Setting a different mood, this predominantly black living room strikes a different chord than the rest of the home, but it's still just as stately.

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Price: $2.9 million
Beds/baths: 3/4
Sq. ft.: 3,966

In Sin City, this Las Vegas home is heaven, with its unique modern design and bright white exterior. It's no gamble: This place is sure to be an awesome retreat.

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This is probably one of the most amazing indoor pools we've ever seen! The stone walls and floors deliver the best of the Southwestern style, and the blue tiled ceiling reflects the serenity of the water.

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With the bed on a platform, you'll feel "above it all" in this huge master bedroom.

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Price: $1.25 million
Beds/baths: 3/4
Sq. ft.: 3,782

The "C-House" is one of three urban villas in Cleveland. The sectional design is meant to inspire intrigue while also providing shelter to the exterior space below.

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The spacious living area has giant windows that let in plenty of light -- as if the pure white walls didn't lighten up the place enough.

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The stunning master bathroom is glorious, with different shades of white tile playing off each other.

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Price: $7.895 million
Beds/baths: 7/9
Sq. ft.: 12,676

This newly built home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., is the work of architect Mark Philip and is a blocky style. We especially love the windowed entrance.

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We love the white kitchen -- it looks so clean!

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The main living area has beautiful wood floors, expansive windows for prime nighttime views and a fireplace.

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Price: $799,900
Beds/baths: 5/5
Sq. ft.: N/A

It doesn't get more classic than this Colonial just outside Richmond, Va. White after Labor Day? It could be covered in pink polka dots and still be in style any time of the year!

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An entire wall of glass opens the living room up, making it feel massive. The vaulted ceilings add a touch of class and sophistication.

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Another white kitchen -- and we love it!

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