Modern dream home all in white

A young couple have realised the dream of building their own, modern home on the parents' land. They had a great desire for more privacy and their own four walls.

They opted for a modern house concept from the general contractor Swisshaus. The quality and the fixed price won over the owners from the outset. The no-nonsense, plain design is beautifully set off by the pure-white colouring.

Puristic and timeless

It was clear from the outset that the building should feature a modern flat roof, large panoramic windows allowing in plenty of light and a large kitchen with an island unit. Puristic and timeless – these were the ideals of the modern family. The owners enthuse: "The new house is a little piece of home, rural and yet central." A cosy wood burner makes the living room warm and snug, although the main heating system consists of an energy-efficient air/water heat pump complete with geothermal probe. The fully insulated construction means that hardly any heat is lost, helping to keep energy consumption figures really low for the home.

Home is the best place to be

The owners prioritised technology and comfort, opting among other things for electric blinds. This makes it possible to quickly and easily keep unwanted sunlight out of the rooms. That these home-owners like to live well is something visitors notice as soon as they enter the house. Everything is in the right place and attractively arranged. "Because it’s so good to be at home, we have less of a need to go away," the couple gush. So the family like to spend their spare time in their new dream home. The modern exterior is also reflected in the house's interior. To give the clear lines more contrast, the owners have added rustic elements to the furnishings. The beautiful oak parquet flooring in the bedroom goes perfectly with all this. From here, doors open straight out onto the sun-drenched balcony with plenty of space to relax.

Bedroom with en-suite

One special request was to have the bathroom placed adjacent to the bedroom. The small mosaic tiles on the corner bathtub give a special touch to the refined, dark surfaces. The owners agree: "That we were able to realise the dream of owning our own home gives us a sense of stability and security for the future." Indeed, owning a home is a great way to prepare for old age.

"We're really pleased that we could realise our ideas in this house."

The owners