Living Smaller in a Bungalow

On one of her daily race-walks, Virginia DuBrucq noticed a brick bungalow with an inviting courtyard.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe homeowner designed this kimono-style cabinet. (SHNS photo by Ellen Jaskol / The Rocky Mountain News)
The home is now hers; the added space a reality.

The building began as a barbershop with an attached residence. Over the years, a candy seller and tailor had set up shop in the commercial space. Once she bought the home in 1997 for $190,000, Virginia wanted to revive the work-at-home arrangement, and now her architecture studio nicely fills the old storefront.