By Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey
From the Kennedy compound to FDR's Little White House, white clapboard houses are part of America's history. The classic style and design of these charming homes may have originated in a different time, but thankfully, they're far from outdated. Take a look to see for yourself why these homes have a look that has translated across generations.
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