This Brooklyn Moderncat Paradise Could Be Yours!

Wed, Mar 17, 2010

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When this little gem showed-up in my in box, I immediately started thinking of reasons to move to Brooklyn. This incredible 800 square foot modern apartment is located in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn and it’s owner, Russell P. Granger, has created one of the most beautiful and functional cat-oriented designs I’ve ever seen. Russell is a design professional who obviously adores his two cats, Dodger and Oliver. He custom designed all the cat-friendly features in the apartment just for them. The three have enjoyed living there since the building first opened, but the apartment is now on the market. For $679,000 it could all be yours, including the built-in cat accommodations. And for a bit more, you can even keep all the uber modern furniture!

You can get all the details about this amazing place at www.dumbodesignerdwelling.com, but here are highlights of some of my favorite cat features:

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The living room includes a custom wall-mounted system of cabinets and drawers that allows kitties to climb and perch, leading them all the way up to a carpet covered catwalk at ceiling height.

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The catwalk wraps around the living room and goes through the wall and into the top of a closet to a secret hideaway. Another feature I love is the floor to ceiling sisal covered scratching and climbing pole that is mounted with beautiful stainless steel hardware. The window ledges are also fitted with carpet tiles so the cats can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

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Modern cat items like the Itch wall scratchers from Square Cat Habitat are strategically placed throughout the residence, serving as functional art. And of course the cats have their own private bathroom inside a beautiful high-end modern bench that has been modified to conceal the cat box.

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See more of this amazing space in this video (if you can’t see the video below in your email, click here to watch it on the site).

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30 Responses to “This Brooklyn Moderncat Paradise Could Be Yours!”

  1. 1
    watsonthecat

    This place is amazing and i love the climbing pole such a clever unobtrusive idea.

  2. 2
    Karin

    Absolutely cool! I want those bookshelves!

  3. 3
    Dawn

    OH MY !! Now this I would LOVE to have !!! Amazing

  4. 4
    Teresa

    WOW!!! That is absolutely spectacular! I’m so jealous!

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    John Y

    Fantastic apartment! The design and planning is outstanding. I would be interested in finding out where the stainless steel flanges and the square weave dark sisal was sourced from. This is another nice detail that takes the lowly scratching post to a new level of design.

    Thanks,
    John

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    Lana Kipling

    This design is fabulous! I love the modern, high-end design and the attention to details is amazing! Mr. Granger thought of everything! Dodger and Oliver must be thrilled. I am so impressed and envious.

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    Debbie

    What a fun home for kitties, and people! I love it!

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    Lily

    What a beautiful home! I wish I was making more and my boyfriend was working! I would def. have put in an offer! :)

  9. 9
    Luke

    I can’t think of a place I’d rather live less than New York, but if it were in that sweet modern cat house, count me in!

  10. 10
    Sue

    I absolutely love the beauty and functionality of the design! Not to mention the awesome felines…

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    Matthew K

    Yes, I also am VERY interested as to where the square weave sisal and stainless flanges can be found as well! Publisher, are you able to get this information? Thanks in advance!!

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    Jen

    Amazing Interior design. Talk about making the most of very limited space! I really like the color palette that they chose, too. The feline family members look most content.

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    Julie

    So cool, Would love to have this for my cats.

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    Terrie

    This place is amazing!! I would love to be able to do stuff like that for my cats :)

  16. 16
    fmc

    What a fabulous dwelling for all inhabitants, I’m so jealous!

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    Russell

    Thanks for all the great comments — and thanks to Kate for such a glowing feature.

    Out of everything I had to source, the flanges were the hardest of everything to find. Not difficult to find the right size, but most are raw iron, designed for use underground or for industrial installations — not for where they would be seen. Unfortunately, I do not still have the source for where I eventually found the finished, stainless steel ones. I do recall that they were about $65 each, though.

    You can find sisal of all kinds and colors these days, I believe I got mine at http://www.sisalcarpet.com/

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    Rose Ambuehl

    A true cat lover – and an imaginative one also. Such devotion is heartwarming. Give that man some catnip!

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    Kathi King

    Wonderful – and useful too. Need to find me a carpenter – my 5, soon to be 8 kitties could use some 3-D space to coexist! Perfect for my new very contemporary house (that replaces the old one Katrina took).

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    jmuhj

    Wow! Props to Russell P. Granger for his cat-loving purrsonality (couldn’t resist that ;) ) and his gorgeous, cat-friendly habitat! Who WOULDN’T love to live there? Makes one wonder where they are moving to, if they can bear to give this up…

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    CS

    Great design idea for a small space! Really appreciate the creativity!
    His cats must spend alot of time up high!

  22. 22
    Russell

    jmuhj — The boys probably won’t have as much “special construction,” but they will have almost three-times the amount of space, an actual upstairs, and varieties of fauna to observe out the windows. They will undoubtedly prefer the new destination… Not so sure about myself, however!

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    Curly

    Oliver and Dodger have got to be two of the luckiest cats ever, to have such a great apartment designed for their needs!

  24. 24
    eema

    This has to be the best one I have seen! You have inspired us! :)

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    peggy w

    Is this heaven for cats or what! Love it!

  26. 26
    kimberly

    This is stellar! Not only does it match my furniture finish, the cats would really dig it! I have the perfect house for this~ … A must have. Great job on the design and thought.

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    Linda and mandy

    I love it. The two cats look like Mandy an Snickers. They would be so happy.

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    Lori C

    I’ve been wanting to some wall mounts for my furry kids. Thanks for sharing and giving me some ideas of how to make them funtional art AND a playground for the cats.

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    Ann Barrella

    What a wonderful apartment. The cats look absolutely thrilled to be there. Thanks for the tour.

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    Diane

    What I love so much about it is that the design is sleek, modern, and gorgeous. Human and cat-friendly.


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