From what started as a kitchen renovation, an ever expanding brief, changed the entire face of Non-Pareille Street, Paarl, for two years. Diagramatically no direct link existed between the main house at lower terrace and garage situated at street level. An external stair and navigation through the garden was completely integrated by the proposals, without loosing the sense of place. Existing garden rooms were re-invented to become Wild Olive tree courtyards, which shared the living rooms of the house. Undersized openings, hiding the view, were demolished, and inserts of steel and glass now frames a complete mountain view spanning the entire Wellington, Paarl and Franschhoek valley. Simple technologies, such as sun screens, oversized shading devices, and waterbased underfloorheating fueled not only by solar, but also a woodburner, compliments sustainable functions of the house. Its not without luxury, as custom designed kitchen, wine cellar, and complete flat, allows visitors to marvel at their stay.