An ‘ode’ to family – driven by females, a black-owned family operating a boutique hostel in the heart of the west end. The project is an embodiment of collaboration with local artists, furniture designers and makers. A contemporary approach to design is illustrated through each room, which has been uniquely thought of with taste and originality. Although small in scale, Ode is accessible, focused on detail, craftsmanship, along with subtle quirks. Ode is a destination – a variety of travelers and seekers inspired the selection of rooms within. The ever evolving neighbourhood where it lies, evokes a sense of progression, diversity and community.