1904 - 1994
1904 – 1906
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret is a student of Charles L’Eplattenier at the Ecole d’Arts appliqués (Applied Arts School) in his home town, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland).
Construction of the Villa Fallet under the supervision of the architect René Chapallaz.
1907 – 1908
Travels in Italy and Eastern Europe. Projects: Villa Stotzer and Villa Jaquemet in collaboration with René Chapallaz.
1908 – 1911
Internships with the brothers Perret (Paris) and Peter Behrens (Berlin); Jeanneret has opportunities to meet Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius, Mies Van der Rohe, Adolf Loos.
Travels in the Middle East: Jeannerets famous “Journey to the East”.
Charles-Edouard Jeanneret opens his own architecture bureau; building of the Maison blanche.
The family Jeanneret leave the house, which is sold. In the course of the century it has many owners. The essential architecture is preserved, but during the 1940s the Eternit® roof (fiber cement shingles) is replaced by tiles; the garden and the garden house are substantially altered.
The Maison blanche is classified as a historic monument by the Canton of Neuchâtel.
Restoration of the exterior: the Swiss Confederation recognizes the building as a work of national interest.