Again you notice how the version painted in white- while a beautiful house- fails to do justice to the great carpentry.
The other common mistake is to make any late 19th century house look like a "Painted Lady".
Greek Revivals, in particular, were often painted white - or had white trim and a body color such as straw yellow or a gray or tan meant to suggest stone.
It should be noted, however, that the "white" that was used back then was more of an off white, not the super whites available these days.
This is not inexpensive, but for some owners, the result justifies the expense.