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Feb 19

This 119-Year-Old Denver Home Is a Plant- and Animal-Filled Miniature Zoo — House Tour

Name: Madeleine Schaffner and roomie Lyndsey Mueller
Location: Denver, Colorado
Size: 1,231 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, renting

Residing in our 119-year-old home is a wide array of plants, animals, and two human beings (me, Madeleine, and my roommate Lyndsey). We think of our space as a miniature interactive zoo, with 70+ houseplants keeping every room company, plus one bearded dragon, two geckos, two snakes, two cats, two hermit crabs, and two fish that guests love to observe and handle. We have bounced around from place to place each year, never fully expanding our roots, so we intended on this house being a temporary haven like the others. However, the bright space begged for more plants and our love for all things living expanded to reptiles and other small critters that bring us so much joy. Gradually the house became more full, alive, and a passion project of creating sanctuary for as long as we have the opportunity to live here.

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Mar 18

A Designer's Modern Blend in Denver — House Tour

Name: Elyza Brillantes and her husband Austin
Location: Denver, Colorado
Size: 2,100 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, owned

My husband and I moved to Denver from Jersey City, New Jersey for a change of pace and after getting married the year prior, we were ready to buy our first home. Having lived in small apartments together previously, we knew we wanted a house that had space to entertain and enough yard space for a garden.

We saw several houses before finding this one, and as soon as we stepped inside, we knew it was perfect for us. Both of us come from large families that love to entertain, so the open layout of the first floor really appealed to us. We love cooking, having friends over for dinner and board games, and throwing the occasional dance party, so having this larger space to have friends over was definitely one of our top priorities in choosing a home.

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