Since the 1990s, home builder Peter Cohen has spent tens of thousands of dollars transforming his Goleta, Calif., house into a kitty paradise for his many rescue cats.
The result? One awesomely purr-fect pad.
Home design website Houzz details just how Cohen turned his home into a cat playground. He’s spent years building a colorful and intricate network of perches, tunnels, ramps and walkways (called “catwalks,” natch) for the enjoyment of his and his roommates’ many cats. They currently have 15 of them -- all of them rescues.
“We try to take the kittens that other people don’t want, especially kittens that have been traumatized,” Cohen told Catster in an interview last year.
Cohen has reportedly spent thousands of dollars constructing the kitty paradise. He told Houzz that the catwalks have cost him about $40,000 to build.
“Way more expensive than a sane person would build, but I didn’t care,” he said. “I love my cats, my house and art, so I designed it to be beautiful to me.”
Ultimately, Cohen says it brings him a lot of satisfaction knowing that he's providing a safe and happy environment for his rescue animals.
“Giving rescued cats a better life means giving them a place that is solely their own,” he told Catster. “They give us unconditional love, and building the catwalks is one way of expressing my gratitude for that.”
In the video above, which was first posted online last month but has experienced a viral resurgence this week, take a tour inside Cohen's cat-opia.
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