Lovely & livable

A crisp autumn afternoon doesn't get better than settling into a cozy chair on the screened porch, soaking in the change of seasons.

Big porches on the back and front of the home were in the original plans for this Denver home. "It makes it feel homey to me, and brings the outdoors in," says the homeowner. It doesn't hurt that the one-year-old home built by Lanus Construction takes advantage of the lot's views. Thoughtful landscaping gives it an air of being well-established.

From the start, the homeowner set her sights on a casual, comfortable place to call home. "My main goal was to stay on one level since I was moving from a two-story house. I wanted a spacious and open floor plan and a conversation area where more than just a couple of people could sit down and visit."

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