his compact, single storey two-bedroom cottage has been designed as a retirement home for a couple, with a master suite, and an occasional bedroom for one or two visitors, with a separate guest toilet with shower.
The narrow building width and the private, centrally positioned entrance makes it possible, with special consent, to form two houses (one mirrored) into semi-detached units on one plot.
Approaching between the double garage and separated kitchen, one enters the house through an open foyer linking the dining room and lounge, but also opening up through a wide sliding door into the enclosed courtyard comprising a large covered deck with a barbeque, and a cooling swimming pool with firepit.
Through the dining room, another sliding door opens the building out to the African bush beyond. An expansive freeform deck with a shading pergola over wraps around the building to include and also open out the lounge and both bedrooms, with security, sun screening and ventilation provided by full-width sliding louvre screens over the sliding doors. The kitchen opens onto a walled yard, and the double garage outbuilding also contains a store and staff toilet.