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Use the right colors First off, if you're wiring to US standards, you've got the wire colors wrong. Green and bare copper are both used to identify an equipment grounding conductor. White is typically used as a grounded (neutral) conductor (grey is also acceptable), though can be used as ungrounded (hot) if there are appropriate markings at each ...
There might be a third option: run conduit along the outside of your home or bury it and enter your basement somewhere easier.
Do the right thing not the easy thing. The question here is, how much longer will the feed line be? if its just a few feet then there is no problem. What you want to avoid is a long extension between the generator and the house. Long line = voltage drop. And there is cosmetics. Think how a professional would do the install and act acordingly.
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