Sometimes it’s the humble home designs that impress the most. Czech firm A1 Architects designed this rustic house style with a simple form suited to its minimal budget and these modest but beautiful surroundings. The small house plan sits on a hill overlooking rolling green pastures and a village off in the distance. But don’t be fooled – this countryside home has a modern side. Interiors, like the facade, are clean but with a contemporary edge. The main living area and kitchen opens onto the landscape with a walk-out to an outdoor entertaining area. The gabled roof, traditional from the exterior, provides a wonderfully modern retreat inside, flooded with natural light. A1 Architects.