Snug in a hillside of Switzerland’s Canton Thurgau in the skirts of  Usslingen stands a prefabricated home by Spillmann Echsle Architekten. In a land surrounded by orchards, towns collect sweetly along nearby waters. Their common white buildings with dark rooftops and dormer windows live each sunrise like another page out of a story book. This dwelling overlooks the quaint village below with its smiling reddish siding and three playful peeks.
The concrete foundation was prepared ahead, as the pieces of the home brought on site then efficiently snapped into place.  Wide windows and lovely angles draw in maximum sunshine. It reflects off the light wood floors and the bright white walls.  The top floor greets you at the entrance with an immediate tour of the living and kitchen space.  The bedrooms are tucked just below on the middle floor.  Down one more to the bottom level, a welcoming terrace draws guests to the outdoors accompanied by the adjacent pool.

Photographs © Roger Frei

    string(7) "Allison"
Avatar photo

Allison

I find a way to fearlessly provoke your senses and take you by the heart to whatever it is I’m writing about. My sweet spot is creative writing, but for the last 20 years I have been providing freelance content for publications on sustainability and green practices, design, architecture, fashion, and non-profit charity. Recently all wrapped up in producing my first book. I have bounced from NYC to Indianapolis, but my true home is a lovely small town in Central Pennsylvania where there’s a legit drive-your-tractor-to-school-day.

Tags: ,
    • House in Kutná Hora

      Architecture

      A thoughtful redesign and modernization of a 19th century house. The renovation of an aged…

    • East Dulwich House

      Architecture

      A creatively designed, metal-clad extension that completely transforms a Victorian terraced house in London. Built…

    • Duplex by Atelier ST

      Architecture

      A contemporary concrete house with a traditional feel, this dwelling features two gabled roofs and…

    • Casa Tonalli

      Architecture

      A contemporary, cube-shaped house inspired by rural Mexican architecture. Minimalist and understated, Casa Tonalli in…

    • Quattro Spazi / 4 Spaces

      Architecture

      A 1970s apartment in Rome, creatively redesigned with an exposed structural element that becomes the…

loader