The bathroom echoes some of the kitchen’s features and materials but is slightly softened with a traditional freestanding bathtub with claw feet and Victorian-era-inspired sinks and brassware from Burlington.
The bathtub also serves as a romantic statement, easily hidden in the loose fabric panels that hang from the three-sided railing above the tub. Contrasting the light tones is the shower, which features bold handmade ochre tiles reflecting the earthy tones of the landscape.
In the living area the two-sided fireplace proved to be a successful design decision but one that was made for practical reasons. Hendre explains that it allowed them to share the chimney of the indoor fireplace and that of the outdoor barbeque.
It also creates a single, striking, monument-like shape that stands out from the otherwise plain structure. When you arrive the distinctive silhouette of the chimney stands out against the dark, rectangular steel cabin, hinting at the exciting design inside. For Cobus the cabin has the understated luxury and small footprint they wanted. It does not distract from the real stars of the show - the mountains, the sky and the fynbos.