Elyssa and Alex met in college when he made fun of her school’s team for losing the game. They were in the same grade but going to different colleges in Chicago. Ten years later, they reconnected when they both moved to Denver. Now they have two bunnies, a dog, and a young daughter named Lily.
The couple is looking to move outside the city so that Lily can have some green land to run around. They have a budget of $700,000.
Alex and Elyssa want a place near the foothill cities. They want three bedrooms, a garage, and office space—since both now work from home.
Hers: Elyssa wants a ranch style home. She also wants it to not need any renovations, have no gold fixtures, and be in a walkable area.
His: Alex wants a cabin style home with vaulted ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, in a secluded location, and lots of land. He’s also okay with renovations and wants an updated kitchen.
House #1, $585,000
This home has three bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms. It has six acres of land. It’s also a ranch style home with a basement, big porch, and great views. The ceiling are high and it has a huge living room. The home has the quirky feature of a cast iron stove.
A major issue with this home is all the road noises. It’s also not very walkable, being miles from any shops. Some other perks for this ranch home are the spacious master suite and large kitchen, which is mostly updated.
House #2, $649,000
This home has a cabin style, and it’s near downtown. It’s very walkable. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It comes with a huge deck and nice backyard, but it also has lots of road sounds. The home comes with .75 acres, a gorgeous fireplace, and kitchen appliances that need updating.
The place has a tiny master bedroom, and additional carriage house. This additional spaces comes with one bedrooms, and one and a half bathrooms.
House #3, $679,000
This home is more a log cabin. It’s very secluded, so not very walkable. It has two acres of land, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. It also has an open kitchen. The master bedroom is huge.
It comes with a deck and two-car garage. The entire place needs some renovations.
Decision Time: House #3 was very pretty, with all the cabin elements, but the isolation from humanity seemed too much for Elyssa. House #1 seemed to need the most renovations, and had a lot of acres—so more maintenance. However, it was the cheapest of three, and not in too bad of a condition. House #2 was the best blend of both of their styles, and it was the only one by stores and entertainment. However, the road noises may become too much to handle.
Elyssa and Alex picked…House #2.
They ended up buying it for $630,000.