The Boat House
Simonstown, Cape Town South Africa
The double story glass pivot door swings open and clips to the pergola upright giving the bedroom at the back clear sight of the seascape and distant hills. The winter sun streams through the expansive front glazing, while the summer sun gets entangled in the creeper growth over the pergola keeping the home cool. And being perched on a hillside looking out on life in the distance, like a bird soaring high, gives you a particular perspective on life and yourself. It’s a mood of being able to see life with the overview that puts temporary issues and the important matters in a balanced context. And on a balmy evening when the stars are peppered across the heavens and reflected in the sea you can switch on the hundred small lights in the curved ceiling to amplify the romance of the evening.