It’s not just us humans in search of great architecture to call our own. There’s also a burgeoning market for pet property, covering everything from hen houses worthy of Louis XIV, to designer dog houses and Modernist mansions for the most high-minded moggies. So if you, or your pet, are on the market for something special, read on….
The Versailles of hen houses
Let your chickens spread their wings, and move into a home worthy of French royalty. This Versailles-inspired, multi-level dwelling – dubbed the ‘Heritage hen mini farm’ and designed by Svetlana Simon – includes a living area and ‘broody room’, as well as a fully stocked library big enough to accommodate any unexpected human guests.
Designer dog house
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This self-build canine paradise, designed by Sou Fujimoto for Architecture for Dogs, is a chance for your pet to own their own piece of timeless Japanese architecture. Although created with the smaller inhabitant in mind, the selling point of this designer dog house is its extensive storage space – with enough room for both pet and owner.
A Modernist bird bolthole
You’ve already invested in a mid-century Modern sofa, but have you got the birdhouse to match? This ‘Mixed Media House’ is perfect for Bauhaus-loving budgies looking for an alternative to next door’s bird table. The bamboo decking and cedar posts offer a perfect resting places to take in the scenery, and enjoy the greenery of the nearby living wall.
The White House
Does your feline have presidential ambitions? This miniature recreation of the White House is a perfect home for fat cats with political domination in mind. There’s room enough inside for a private hideaway, and a roof terrace complete with an American flag, for cats that want to feel on top of the world.
Co-living for birds and fish
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Co-living isn’t just for humans, and in this hybrid birdcage-aquarium, designed by Constance Guisset, fish and fowl can co-habit in harmony. And there’s no chance of getting lonely – a glass air bubble in the base of the ‘Duplex’ creates a communal space where creatures of air and water can enjoy quality time together.
High-rise living for your goldfish
When space is short, it makes sense to build upwards. These cubist-inspired ‘Umbra fish hotel aquariums’ are not only an alternative to the traditional fish bowl, but can be stacked on top of each other to create a skyscraper. Perfect for goldfish that enjoy the high life.
French Renaissance bird cage
There’s no denying the charm of an historic home, and this is a chance to own a one-of-a-kind property. Based on a French chateau, and created by artist Eric Lansdown, this cage has all the turrets and towers you need to welcome feathered friends in style.
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