- Built to BS3632 residential standards
- Cedar Cladding both horizontal & vertical
- Dark grey UPVC windows, doors, fascias
- Feature external lights
- Built in features inside home including bunk beds & seating areas
“Hakuna Matata – it means no worries!”
There’s a lot more to it than ‘Hakuna Matata’ but there is no better place to start. The Pathfinder Home Botswana is an extraordinary design evoking the long-lost emotion of truly ‘No Worries’.
As the name implies, inspired by the lush landscapes and the vast and open spaces of the African earth, Botswana is remarkable. Upon approach to the home the exterior oozes style and lively ‘exoticism’. The cedar clad is attached to the home in a various pattern mixing both vertical and horizontal options, whilst the dark grey framed windows & doors create a stark & intriguing contrast, the thin and irregularly placed windows create an impressive feature.
The First Impression
Whilst there’s a choice of entrances into the home, we will start at the inset door on the side of the home. With a full height cupboard with built in clothes hanger to the right of the door and a low level hand shower to the left, there is no excuse for muddy boots and paws to enter Botswana. Upon entry through this door you land in a well planned and important utility area. Here you are immediately greeted by an infusion of intense colours and natural materials boasting practicality and use of space with a fitted brushed mat, integrated washer/dryer and microwave.
Out of the utility the views are as as panoramic as you would expect, with the hallway running through the centre of the home look left and the outlook is a character, colours and a sense of luxury comprising of the lounge, diner, kitchen and snug area. The floors are dark, naturally marked laminate with the ceiling cladded in light Bamboo and the walls covered in a soft grey paint. The bright accents of teal, burnt orange and animal print splashed around cause a collection of emotions associated with the exotic expression of distant sunset skies, sandy beaches and wild animals on the African savannah. It’s a bold and intense style – not for the faint hearted.
The kitchen is well equipped with integrated appliances, stashed away bins and storage revolvers maximising corner space. It’s also pretty special to look at… a true handleless design there’s certainly no fuss here but the cabinets are a rusted exposure sporting a light muted single tone Corian perfectly combining the old with the new. Integrated appliances, high level oven and a pop up extractor ensures absolute clarity. Parallel to the kitchen is a cozy and calm dining area with lowered ceilings, built in seating (with under storage) and warm mood lighting. Complemented with Leather Director chairs and soft leather upholstered cushioning, this is a perfect area for enjoying a hearty meal, playing family games or resting with the view out of the adjacent french doors.
A place to relax
The living area is designed to be open and bright with a Velux window above, windows either side and two large French doors framing this area there’s a vivid perspective here but clear and easy control. The area is furnished with a soft and deep sofa, three large, hand knitted bean bags and double window dressing this area can be as bright and airy or as cosy and cuddly as you like. The Framed sepia photos, tribal murals, natural sculptures, and dark timber draw from African culture to create a super relaxing space.
Heading back through the Hallway accessorised with distressed and vintage style louvre doors and bamboo & gold wall lights the first door opens access to the family bathroom. With brushed gold taps & showers a free standing bath this room immediately screams luxury. The tiles are a bold choice which has paid off massively through the use of beautiful blue, sea green and adventurous pattern floor selection combines to create serenity and space. There is another large roof window in here above the bath to flood the room with natural light and provide potential for a some bathing stargazing.
The Sleeping Rooms
The second bedroom is compromised of a bespoke, hand built, bunk bed with a double bed below and single bed above. Both beds have a night light, USB plug sockets and the frame is covered in a cloaked, dark matt paint; there’s even draws under the bed to allow even more storage. This room has two built in single wardrobes, one lockable, both with a high level shelf and hanging rails.
The master suite, is exactly that. Taking over the whole end of the home, this room is a marvellous, senses tingling space designed with fun and practicality at heart and in mind. A black four poster bed oozes Boho Boutique at it’s finest. Framed by two monkey lights, a multi height partition wall at its head and a huge skylight above… this room is breath-taking. There is a fully glazed door leading out to the garden, a large framed window and a walk in wardrobe on the peripheral of the sleeping space which praises the room exactly as it should. There is also a carefully designed ensuite with a double vanity and step up couples shower.
Botswana displays the African decor trend and embraces the love of natures raw material. The design creates harmony, gives personality and offers severe warmth. It’s a dynamic home which isn’t for the faint hearted but for the adventurers, the wonderers and the ones with a passion for exploration and an unquenchable thirst for global culture.
Love this home fearlessly or hate it dearly – either way, we made you look.
- Design led interior with African vibes
- Large panoramic windows throughout & roof lights
- Designer, handle less kitchen
- Integrated appliance and pop up extractor
- Two stunning bedrooms, one with beautiful en-suite
- Freestanding bath & separate walk in showers