A Built-In Bookcase Designed For Cats Lines An Entire Wall In This Home

This renovated row house in Brooklyn has a custom built-in bookcase that runs the entire length of the home and it was specifically designed to allow the home owner's cats to climb it and have space to explore. #Cats #InteriorDesign #Shelving #Bookshelf #Bookcase

Photography by Francis Dzikowski

 

When BFDO Architects were renovating a row house in Brookyn, New York, for their clients who loved to read and also loved their cats, they decided to create an interior that would accommodate both of their loves.

They did this by designing a custom bookcase that runs from the front of the house in the living room, all the way along the wall to the dining room at the back of the home.

 

This renovated row house in Brooklyn has a custom built-in bookcase that runs the entire length of the home and it was specifically designed to allow the home owner's cats to climb it and have space to explore. #Cats #InteriorDesign #Shelving #Bookshelf #Bookcase

Photography by Francis Dzikowski

The bookcase have some shelves that project outward from the bookcase to create steps for the cats to climb up to a continuous open ledge where they can observe activities in the house from a high vantage point. There’s also trap doors that allow the cats access to the rooms on the second floor at either end of the house.


This renovated row house in Brooklyn has a custom built-in bookcase that runs the entire length of the home and it was specifically designed to allow the home owner's cats to climb it and have space to explore. #Cats #InteriorDesign #Shelving #Bookshelf #Bookcase

Photography by Francis Dzikowski

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