Extreme Dog Houses
The sizing (and cost) of these extreme dog houses is nothing to bark about—particularly considering all the thought and handy work behind them. While we’re the first to admit that these canine dwellings are a bit over the top, we have to confess that we do tend to indulge in a little pet spoiling from time to time. From the über-chic French Chateau dog house to Rachel Hunter’s Mexican Hacienda dog house, this type of pampering may be outside our price range, but it’s still fun to dream. Check out the pet palaces below to discover new ways to let sleeping dogs lie.
Mexican Hacienda Dog House
Created by custom doghouse design artists at La Petite Maison, this $30,000 red clay-roofed manse is large enough to accommodate a human and comes complete with terra-cotta floors. Who’s the lucky pooch that calls this humble abode home? This casa belongs to the pets of actress/model Rachel Hunter and is a scaled-down version of her California house.
Celebrity Brick Estate Dog House
The mastermind behind this upscale doggie abode is craftsman Alan Mowrer—known for creating the most fashionable dog houses in the world. This manor is estimated at $25,000 and boasts running water, lighting, air conditioning and heat!
Tradition Style Dog House
Starting at $7,500, this asphalt-shingle house with a cedar front porch is a replica of the owner’s home—right down to the circle-top window and vaulted ceilings. Inside, the dwelling is filled with doggy-inspired décor, including bone-shaped rugs and puppy-print wallpaper.
White Colonial Dog House
For fans of the pitched roof and square windows of Colonial-style architecture, this is the perfect pet house. The $6,100 structure is one of many celebrity-requested dog mansions available at BeyondtheCrate.com—all complete with AC and heating units.
Victorian Cottage Cozy Kennel
Designed with gingerbread trim and gables as well as shutters and heart-shaped windows, this 6′ x 8′ canine retreat would give even the most energetic pup the sweetest doggy dreams.
Classic Country Style Dog House
With double dormer windows and 60 square feet of space, this doggy dream house starts at $7,200. Amenities include multiple windows, an air conditioning unit and a front-porch light switch.
Oh, to be the Bernese Mountain Dog that calls this chalet home! This doggy domicile comes with decorative carved wood, a gabled roof and multiple balconies—all popular features of Swiss chalet-style architecture. Photo Credit: La Petite Maison
The crème de la crème of the block is definitely this chateau-inspired dog house. Featuring a copper roof, bay windows and hardwood floors, this petite puppy palace can be customized to the size of the dog who’ll inhabit it. Photo Credit: La Petite Maison