The word idyllic means something different to everyone, but it’s hard to argue with a clean, white house on a rolling green stretch of land. The Summer House in the Czech Republic countryside fits the bill with a handful of interconnected structures that form a simple, yet geometric retreat for an intergenerational family.
Chez architecture studio DDAANN built the structure as a family home shared amongst three generations. The house is designed as a series of gable roofed forms that allow each generation its own small slice of privacy. The grandparents have a section with a living area, bedroom, and bathroom. The parents have a large bedroom, bathroom, and a study that can double as a guest room. And the children occupy the second floor with a large bedroom that overlooks the land.
The home’s shared areas are serenely minimalist with pale timber flanking the floor and ceiling, while neutral colored furniture is sparsely sprinkled throughout. Outside, a timber deck looks onto fruit trees, vegetables, and herbs growing in the garden.