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The best white houses from around the world, including a bright white structure on the Greek island of Zante and a gabled townhouse in Tokyo clad in strips of white steel.

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An angular roof spans across this white house designed by architecture firm Studio Saxe in a remote part of Costa Rica.

Studio Saxe tops white Costa Rican house with pointed roof

An angular roof spans across this white house designed by architecture firm Studio Saxe in a remote part of Costa Rica.

This house comprises two volumes covered in white stucco and linked in the centre by a glass pavilion. Each of the structures was built to make use of the site's level and inclined terrains and conceal it into its natural landscape.

The Pavilion by Feldman Architecture has glass walls designed to "disappear" into California hillsid

This house comprises two volumes covered in white stucco and linked in the centre by a glass pavilion. Each of the structures was built to make use of the site's level and inclined terrains and conceal it into its natural landscape.

American firm Feldman Architecture has inserted a glass pavilion between two white stucco volumes to form this residence in San Jose, California.

The Pavilion by Feldman Architecture has glass walls designed to "disappear" into California hillsid

American firm Feldman Architecture has inserted a glass pavilion between two white stucco volumes to form this residence in San Jose, California.

Originally called Plan OJ-1605, the property has been remodelled several times since it was first built. For this renovation, Ryan Leidner Architecture updated the 2,200-square-foot (204.3-square-metre) space with white interiors and an open floor plan for a family of four.

White Twin Gable House by Ryan Leidner Architecture is a remodeled Eichler

Originally called Plan OJ-1605, the property has been remodelled several times since it was first built. For this renovation, Ryan Leidner Architecture updated the 2,200-square-foot (204.3-square-metre) space with white interiors and an open floor plan for a family of four.

Californian firm Ryan Leidner Architecture has used bright white paint and lush greenery to refresh a mid-century modern Eichler home in Silicon Valley that was completed in the 1960s.

White Twin Gable House by Ryan Leidner Architecture is a remodeled Eichler

Californian firm Ryan Leidner Architecture has used bright white paint and lush greenery to refresh a mid-century modern Eichler home in Silicon Valley that was completed in the 1960s.

Julio Hernandez house by Roof Arquitectos.

Five white architecture projects brightening Mexican city Morelia

Julio Hernandez house by Roof Arquitectos.

Large expanses of glazing wraps one volume housing the kitchen, an open-plan living and dining room, and a patio.

Splayed and stacked white volumes form San Antonio House in Mexico

Large expanses of glazing wraps one volume housing the kitchen, an open-plan living and dining room, and a patio.

All the walls are constructed from brick and concrete and then rendered white to create continuity across the property.

Splayed and stacked white volumes form San Antonio House in Mexico

All the walls are constructed from brick and concrete and then rendered white to create continuity across the property.

The local practice designed a series of volumes to suit the unusual triangular shape of the plot. They include two one-storey blocks – one of which is cantilevered at the rear – that fork out in opposing directions. A third, smaller structure is stacked on top to rise two storeys.

Splayed and stacked white volumes form San Antonio House in Mexico

The local practice designed a series of volumes to suit the unusual triangular shape of the plot. They include two one-storey blocks – one of which is cantilevered at the rear – that fork out in opposing directions. A third, smaller structure is stacked on top to rise two storeys.

Pockets of greenery are used to contrast the bright "canvas" of this white house that Mexican studio Jaime Juárez R Arquitecto has completed in Morelia.

Splayed and stacked white volumes form San Antonio House in Mexico

Pockets of greenery are used to contrast the bright "canvas" of this white house that Mexican studio Jaime Juárez R Arquitecto has completed in Morelia.

Three white-brick chimneys rise from this house in Virginia, which US studio T W Ryan Architecture designed to reference a modernist Mies van der Rohe house and a nearby plantation.

Modernist and Southern colonial styles meet in Three Chimney House in rural Virginia

Three white-brick chimneys rise from this house in Virginia, which US studio T W Ryan Architecture designed to reference a modernist Mies van der Rohe house and a nearby plantation.

Villa Marca's outdoor spaces are shaded by a lattice of chestnut-wood that forms a pergola.

K Studio creates stone holiday home on Mykonos overlooking the Aegean Sea

Villa Marca's outdoor spaces are shaded by a lattice of chestnut-wood that forms a pergola.

Three simple volumes sit around a central courtyard space, furnished to accommodate outdoor dining with views of the pool and Aegean Sea, to create this holiday home on the Greek island of Mykonos.

K Studio creates stone holiday home on Mykonos overlooking the Aegean Sea

Three simple volumes sit around a central courtyard space, furnished to accommodate outdoor dining with views of the pool and Aegean Sea, to create this holiday home on the Greek island of Mykonos.

Greek architecture practice K Studio built this six-bedroom Villa Marca on the Greek island of Mykonos for a young couple to entertain their family and friends during the summer.

K Studio creates stone holiday home on Mykonos overlooking the Aegean Sea

Greek architecture practice K Studio built this six-bedroom Villa Marca on the Greek island of Mykonos for a young couple to entertain their family and friends during the summer.

Stone and whitewashed walls surround a holiday home on the Greek island of Mykonos designed by K Studio, which has a tree poking through its shady wooden pergolas.

K Studio creates stone holiday home on Mykonos overlooking the Aegean Sea

Stone and whitewashed walls surround a holiday home on the Greek island of Mykonos designed by K Studio, which has a tree poking through its shady wooden pergolas.

Large windows feature on the north and east-facing facades, which can be slid back to let in fresh air and cooling breezes during the summer months.

Pale bricks make monolithic facade of Brisbane's Couldrey House

Large windows feature on the north and east-facing facades, which can be slid back to let in fresh air and cooling breezes during the summer months.