Saturday, October 5, 2013

La Maison blanche

This summer hubby and I made a homeexchange with La Chaux-de-Fonds (French part of Switzerland. On this occasion we visited "La Maison blanche" (the White House) which was the first independent project by the Swiss architect Charles Jeanneret who is very well known as "Le Corbusier". He designed the house 1912 for his parents.

Approaching La Maison blanche

The entry was painted in blue - very modern for 1912!

The door handle - a lovely detail!

I adored the kitchen with those blue tiles!

Painting by Le Corbusier hanging in the kitchen

Living room

View from living room towards La Chaux-de-Fonds

Coffee table designed by Le Corbu

Window in the staircase
Second floor

Top of standard lamp - shabby chic!

Hubby studying architectures' books in Le Corbu's airy atelier...

The garden - full of white roses!
A look back before we left

Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier on Swiss bank note (10 CHF)

We had two very interesting hours in La Maison blanche. A volunteer explained us everything about the house and it's history.  If you are interested to read more - look here.

Wishing you a relaxing weekend. Here it is pouring down with rain. 
The first weekend in this autumn we will spend with warm tea, a blanket and good books!

♥ Emilie's daughter 
pics 9 & 30 by
pic 33 by Wikipedia
rest of the pics by me


  1. Thank you very much for this post, I love this kind of tours.This is one of my passions, I love visiting houses , I cannot explain what I feel. Congratulations for your great holidays

    Hugs from Jerez

  2. What a lovely house Christa - would love to visit it myself. Beautiful clean lines which are way ahead of the times, and such a wonderful location.

  3. Wenn mit Leben gefüllt - ein Haus zum Wohlfühlen!

    ♥ Franka

  4. Very interesting post, thank you Christa! Le Corbusier has created a part of the architectural and design history, I admire his free spirit and would really enjoyed a real visit to this place you made us discover through your beautiful photos.

  5. Hello Christa,
    A lovely house of Le Corbusier.. Very clean lines.
    A fantastic view.
    pleased you had a nice house exchange Christa.
    xxxx val

  6. What a house. I am surprise that the car in front of it is so small.


  7. Love that shade of blue and the tiles in the kitchen. What a light and lovely house, with a fascinating history!

  8. A very interesting house Christa, but too stark for my taste. The garden is very pretty though. Much love, Linda x

  9. I found this post so interesting. As a teenager I used to live in a house in Germany that had at one time belonged to the Miele family. Looking at these pictures I can see many features that look similar to my old home.
    Sarah x