parties, friends + a big white house

I live in a contemporary home, far different from these wonderful big, white beauties...but in my mind, the classic white home has always been a dream (though I'm quite happy in our modern is white). I imagine these houses are always full of friends and family, bustling with activity and parties galore! 

I've pulled this collection of lovelies from some favorites. The only one missing (in my mind) is one I spotted in a Kate Spade ad campaign several years ago. Big white house, green shutters, and purses falling out of the window onto the immaculate green lawn--anyone? If you happen to have it, please email it to me and I will post along with these!

From top: photo by Paul Costello; 'An Affair With a House' by Bunny Williams; Domino (left), J. Crew (right)...pulled this from someone's blog long ago- would love to source if known (thank you to PP readers who identified the images!); photo by Matthew Hranek for Best & Co; photo by Slim Aarons.