Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish kept safety in mind when creating the design for their new home in Los Angeles so the property would be as child-friendly as possible.

The couple is parents to two sons, two-year-old Zachary and baby Elijah, who was born on 11 January (13), and the family divides its time between the U.K. and California.

The singer reveals he asked the designers of his L.A. home to ensure the safety of his children when they were putting together the building plans.

Furnish tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "We'll be using our Los Angeles house as our base for the next few months and that is already childproofed and family-friendly, so it doesn't need much alteration."

The pop star adds, "In fact we took care to have the house designed with as few corners as possible and the pool cover is so tough that several adults can walk across it."