Metropolitan Cat Condo
or 4 installments of $81.19 by More info
At first glance, this may look like an elegant yet standard metal-framed bookcase. However, your cats will quickly realize the Metropolitan Cat Condo was designed for them in mind. Its stepped design allows multiple cats to climb atop the condo, as each large, 13” x 18.5” platform provides ample room to perch.
Two types of platform sets are offered: one set with four plush cushions and one scratchpad, or a set with 5 white faux fur pads. You can mix and match the frame color and platform color to your style preference. All platform coverings are removable and washable while the sisal scratchpad is replaceable if worn.
Metropolitan Cat Condo is sturdy and includes a safety wall anchor for added security. Your cats will love to race up their personal perch and you’ll love how this modern design looks in your home.
Mix and match frame with platforms.
Available frame colors: Gold, White, Grey, Black
Available platform colors:
White with White Faux Fur
White with 4 Grey Cushions, 1 Grey Sisal Pad
Walnut with 4 Grey Cushions, 1 Grey Sisal Pad
Black with 4 Brown Cushions, 1 Brown Sisal Pad
My cats love this cat tree. The quality is amazing; there wasn’t a scratch anywhere on the frame or platforms. (I ordered the gold frame). I assembled the unit solo and it only took 30 minutes. Looks beautiful and blends in with my mid-century modern furniture. Shipping was quick as well. Highly recommend.
I was looking for a cat tower for my new kitty, Chou Chou. I couldn’t imagine having one of those hideous, typical carpeted things in my place; my little Chou Chou deserves only the best and this was perfect for her enjoyment and my aesthetic.
It was very quick and easy to assemble and is built very well. I was nervous it wasn’t going to look as good in person as it does in the website photos, but I was happy to be proved wrong. It looks just like the pictures on here.
I highly recommend it!
I wish I could give this 4.8 stars, because it's not quite perfect but I feel bad for only giving it four. However, I feel like the things I'm going to bring up could easily be addressed to either fix the issue or more clearly manage expectations.
I don't remember where I first came across this, but I immediately fell in love and decided that I just HAD to have it. I had an old cat tree that remained hidden in my bedroom so I wouldn't be embarrassed by it when company came, but this piece is absolutely beautiful and I would have no qualms about putting it out where everyone could see it if I only had the room.
I feel like there is one major design flaw that should either be addressed or communicated clearly to the consumer: it's painted. I bought the gold frame after scouring the website and Instagram, checking out all of the available pictures. The pictures look great (trust me, it looks great in person, too) and it's not obvious that they're painted that color rather than the metal itself being that shade. Nor does it mention this fact anywhere in the product description as of this writing.
Here's why that's a problem: the tower is designed to be assembled, but they haven't taken into account the fact that this metal is being painted, which makes that assembly difficult and problematic. The top half of the frame slides down onto the bottom half and there are a few small elements that help fit the two together. However, because of the paint adding to the dimensions, the top half was EXTREMELY difficult to place on the bottom because the two no longer fit together. I couldn't even pull the top half back off to try to peel paint from the inner piece because it was so tight.
At one point, I found myself cursing, standing on a chair over the tower, pushing down with my full body weight (I am not in any way a delicate flower) and strength and the top half still wasn't budging. I eventually had the brilliant idea of taking to it with a hammer, which surprisingly worked, but at a cost. At my first few strikes, that corner of the top half of the frame moved down a bit, BUT, I had grievously wounded the paint job and it appeared as though several coats of paint were now chipping up. I placed an old book on the top of each corner as I finished hammering each side down, and it mitigated the damage somewhat, but I was still pretty disappointed at the damage I'd done the paint, especially on that one corner. (I definitely put that side along the wall so it'd be less noticeable.)
All of that being said, this is hands down one of the coolest things I've ever bought, and appears to be extremely sturdy and well-made. Even the wall anchor sent along with it, which could have been just a poorly executed afterthought, was of high quality and strength. I'm hoping my cats will eventually get more comfortable on it; as of this writing, one of them has gotten on about a dozen times that I've seen without the enticement of treats, and the other has gotten on once of his own accord. I've had it assembled for just over a week and am hoping they'll eventually become more comfortable on it. I'll continue bribing them, though. ;)
1. I'd say make it clear which frames are painted and which are not. If I'd known what I know now, I probably would have bought a naked frame and then painted it myself once assembled.
2. Offer the option to choose the number of scratch pads vs. cushions. I'd rather have 2-3 scratch pads (which I will likely eventually purchase when I inevitably cave and get the Purrrrfect End Table, haha) and not just waste the cushions that were sent if I'm not going to use them.
Overall, though, a great purchase and I'm really excited to follow The Refined Feline and see what else they can come up with.