The ultimate cat house

The Cats' House Japan 

Most of us consider our homes cat friendly. We provide scratching posts, cat trees, and lots of toys to keep our feline family members happy and entertained. But how many of us have an entire house that was designed specifically for cats?

A family in Japan does. The Cats’ House was designed by the Japanese architectural firm Fauna+DeSIGN for an avid cat lover.

The house, owned by a family with 16 cats and 5 dogs, features beautifully designed modern furniture and various structures that were created especially for cats: shelves and platforms with rounded corners, bookcases that work like stairs, hidden tunnels and passageways, catwalks on the ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling scratching post and all kinds of other goodies meant for discovering, climbing, playing and of course sleeping. The architecture is very open and invites a lot of natural light to every room.

Be sure to visit The Cats’ House website and look around. I don’t know Japanese, but the page headers are in English, and it’s well worth clicking around for more images of this stunning house.

Here’s a video to give you an idea about what this amazing house looks like:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfO80sSVhkc

12 Comments on The ultimate cat house

  1. Julia Williams
    August 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Now THAT is what you call “devoted to felilnes.” There was a similar house featured on Must Love Cats. They are like indoor kitty playgrounds, and the humans are just allowed to live there. MOL.

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  2. maru
    August 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh My… the boys at home would certainly love that.

    Thinking about it, it might not be so difficult to copy -being a copycat- a bit of the design and try somenthing… let’s think a bit more and see what comes out.

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    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

      If you decide to copy it, we want pictures, Maru!

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      • maru
        August 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm (6 years ago)

        Sure! 😉

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    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

      And then some, Layla!

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  3. Luna Kitty
    August 11, 2011 at 11:37 am (6 years ago)

    Meowzers! That looks amazing.. I want..
    -Luna Kitty
    Purr

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    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

      Allegra and Ruby do, too, Luna Kitty!

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  4. Heather and Fluffy
    August 11, 2011 at 9:35 am (6 years ago)

    We are absolutely bowled over by this incredible architectural gem! Heather can actually understand Japanese so if any of you want to know what something says on the site, feel free to ask 😉

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    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

      Isn’t it amazing, Heather and Fluffy?

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  5. Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
    August 11, 2011 at 6:55 am (6 years ago)

    WOW! What cat wouldn’t want this?!?! I’m putting this on my Santa Paws Wish List RIGHT NOW!

    Sammy, One Spoiled Cat

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    • Ingrid
      August 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm (6 years ago)

      You, Allegra and Ruby, Sammy! Santa is going to have a full sleigh, bringing all these houses!

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