Designed as a holiday retreat for the owner and her three cats, this three-storied seaside house in Zhunan in the northwest of Taiwan by Taiwanese interior design practice KC Design Studio is a playful, pink haven featuring maximal comfort for both its human and feline occupiers. Rose-tinted glass partitions, and a collection of manga and cartoon inspired figurines and artwork, make this house really unique and special.
On the lower level, an open-plan living and entertaining area is notionally separated into a sitting area, dining and kitchen zone by a breakfast counter and dining table that are aligned to form a two-part kitchen island. The master bedroom and cats’ playroom constitute are divided by a glass partition that allows the owner to observe the cats from her bed as they play or sleep (and vice versa) as well as permits natural light flooding in from the playroom’s large windows to reach the bedroom. The designers have creatively furnished the cats’ dominion with a series of playful features such as a carousel-like rotating metal spiral staircase suspended from the ceiling, a fluffy swing and sets of steps and ledges around the space, including one that turns into a desk. A walk-in wardrobe is enclosed in floor-to-ceiling pink glass in the bedroom, while the pink and white tiled bathroom is separated from the playroom with a terrazzo and pink glass divider which can be dimmed for privacy.
The owner’s figurines depict famous animated characters, from Bugs Bunny and Sponge Bob, to KWAS’ Companions, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and of course Hello Kitty, prominently displayed in arched niches behind the dining table and on special podiums by the entrance.