Test pilot No. 9 gives her feedback on living the Stand 47 way…
Nadine Theron is a digital producer at News 24 and also our 9th Stand 47 #WinterTest test pilot. As winter has begun to fade away and temperatures have started to rise, we invited Nadine to put the house to the test over the weekend.
Stand 47 : What was your first impression of the house and did anything specific catch your attention?
Nadine : The sense of spaciousness in the house immediately caught my attention as I arrived. The house is very light and airy, and I felt comfortable with the natural rock wall and the inviting interior. It felt cool, but cosy. My first impression of the house was great and I remained impressed by it throughout the weekend.
Stand 47 : How does the real thing compare with your expectations?
Nadine : As expected. I had no idea a home like this could be built without bricks.
Stand 47 : Tell us about a night at Stand 47. Give us details!
Nadine : At 1AM, it was a chilly 10 degrees outside while indoors it was a cosy 20 and the temperature was just right. My friends and family visited with my sister’s baby, and we had an amazing relaxed weekend away – in the city. During the day we swam and opened all the doors while it was 29 degrees outside! It stayed cool inside where the baby could nap. At night it got chilly and we gathered inside where we lit the Morso fireplace. I loved how I always felt at ease and relaxed in the open space – often my love for minimalist spaces means a room can feel very cold and empty, but the atmosphere at Stand 47 is cheery. I wish I could take writing (and reading!) sabbatical weekends here and my sister says she wishes she could set up a studio here to work on her art.
Stand 47 : What is your opinion of the home next morning?
Nadine : I slept with the windows open and was surprised at how quiet it was. After the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time, I woke up and the temperature felt just right. I was extremely comfortable in this home all weekend and I definitely could feel productive here.
Stand 47: Could you describe your favourite aspect of the home?
Nadine : My favourite aspect was how it let the outside in, the light, the trees, the surrounding slopes, the sky…. We spent most of our time in the living room area, but it felt like we were outside except for one important point: we were out of the sun and nice and cool.
Stand 47: And finally, we have to know, would you live here?
Nadine: Hell yes! I can so live here!