For homeowners Steve Shaw and Trixie Khong, it has always been a priority to make their abode pet-friendly. The couple, who live with two border collies and a cat, wanted to ensure that their fur kids would get along; at times when they don’t, the family feline would have safe spaces that it could retreat to.
They worked with interior design firm SYRB to give their 3,500sqft penthouse apartment a pet-friendly makeover while creating versatile spaces with multiple functions. Take, for instance, the spacious open-plan living and dining area on the first floor. Bi-fold doors that separate the living area from the dining zone can be opened up or kept concealed when needed, functioning as a moveable wall that converts the dining area into another guest room.