This Mosaic-Filled Denver Loft for Sale Looks Like It was Dreamed Up by Gaudí

This Mosaic-Filled Denver Loft for Sale Looks Like It was Dreamed Up by Gaudí

There’s no need to book a flight to northern Spain to revel in glorious mosaic architecture — one week in this Denver loft and you’ll be saying Barthelona like a regular Catalonian (or at least a zealous study abroad student). The Colorado home was inspired by Antoni Gaudí, the architect whose Catalan Modernism is on stunning display in buildings like La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.

You can see the influence in the carved wooden benches and shelves that line the entryway of this luxury condo, accented by swooping orange, red, and gray collages of tile. The mosaic touches carry throughout the open loft, splashing along the kitchen and across the living room walls. 

It’s not too flashy for daily life, though — hardwood floors (with radiant heating), exposed brick walls, and beamed ceilings that stretch 12 feet high all work together to create a natural palette. As a sustainable bonus, the vast majority of the home’s materials are reclaimed: The oak floors once belonged to a basketball court, for example, and the massive cottonwood kitchen countertop is 100 years old. 

The rest of the features you really just have to see to believe, like the tobacco pipe-like fixture hanging in the kitchen, the miniature statues that hold up some shelves, and the cavernesque bathroom covered in mosaics. If you’d like to move in exactly as the staging photos show the home, you can opt to purchase the intricate, custom made furniture that populates the place. 

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This Cottage for Sale in Pennsylvania Looks Like It’s in the English Countryside

This Cottage for Sale in Pennsylvania Looks Like It’s in the English Countryside

Looking through listings, sometimes I’m overwhelmed by all of the different kinds of beautiful homes I would like to live in. I’m comforted by the concept of a multiverse where in each new reality I’m dwelling in a distinct idyllic home: a seaside cottage, a penthouse co-op, a creaky Victorian. Part of what makes this Pennsylvania home so appealing is that it offers to chance to live out multiple dream homes at the same time: The Tudor-style cottage looks as if it belongs in the English countryside, but is actually on a verdant plot in a suburb just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia.

Mature trees partially seclude the home as you approach it, but once inside it completely opens up. In the living room, arched stained glass windows soar up toward the vaulted ceilings, forming a room that calls for lots of glowy table lamps and old, hardcover books. The family and dining room give off a similar vibe, but with much more wood paneling to spare. 

The kitchen, on the other hand, takes on a lighter look with off-white cabinetry and recessed lighting, plus tons of space for an extra sitting area and a separate breakfast nook. Stationed in the center, a large kitchen island topped with granite contains built-in shelves waiting to be packed with well-worn cookbooks. 

Outside, lush, perennial gardens, a slate patio, stone hearth, and even a stone wishing well (!) make living in this home feel like dreaming with your eyes open.

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This Groovy Brownstone for Sale in Brooklyn Is a Love Letter to All Things Pink

This Groovy Brownstone for Sale in Brooklyn Is a Love Letter to All Things Pink

Step aside, subtlety. This 1887-built Bed-Stuy brownstone is living proof of how glorious a home can be when you embrace everything you love. While the exterior is pretty demure, save a burst of bright pink roses, one step into the foyer leaves no question about the homeowners’ sense of style. Currently owned by Queenie and Ruby, the disco-loving musical duo known as Sateen, the rooms are filled with fluffy poodles (real and decorative), stunning floral chandeliers, and the color pink (that is to say, the finer things!).

It’s hard to say what the best spot in the house is. It could definitely be in the bathtub with golden claw feet, filled to the brim with bubbles. Any of the eleven (!) closets are certainly in the running, where I’m imagining getting dressed montage-style each day, backed by a Donna Summer soundtrack. Sitting out in the lovely, grassy back garden or perched on the front stoop overlooking the tree and brownstone-lined street sounds pretty sweet, too. 

But honestly, if I’m picking just one view to pin to my mood board, it’s gotta be the kitchen: The cabinetry is painted in pale bubble gum shade of pink that is truly eye candy, and grounded by a bold black-and-white checkerboard floor, it looks like a page pulled from a retro ad for Barbie’s Dreamhouse (right in time for the reboot) or a tea party-worthy scene from “Alice in Wonderland.” Either way, I am moony over this extremely pretty in pink kitchen and thinking of ways to tell my landlord I’m doing a little repainting… 

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This Spanish Bungalow for Sale in San Diego Is Like a Mahogany Greenhouse

This Spanish Bungalow for Sale in San Diego Is Like a Mahogany Greenhouse

Though the solstice hasn’t quite arrived yet, it’s firmly summertime in my book. The sun is shining, the sweat is sweating, and the windows are flung all the way open. And in this Southern California home, the houseplants are thriving. It’s not hard to see why: The single-story home is absolutely flooded with sunshine, making the whole place feel like one big sunroom or greenhouse. 

But the unexpected accent to all of the light and those bright white walls? Tons of mahogany wood, from the kitchen cabinets and the pulley windows to the doors and the built-ins throughout. Around the mahogany dining table, a U-shaped leather banquette creates a nook that feels like the best booth at an old-school restaurant. 

Other unique features include antique push-button light switches, a large farmhouse sink made completely of copper, and red oak hardwood floors that date back to the home’s 1930s construction. 

Outside, a terracotta-colored patio houses provides plenty more room for plants, trees, lounge chairs, not to mention a fountain and a jacuzzi to boot. 

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Look at This Darling Gingerbread Home for Sale in Martha’s Vineyard

Look at This Darling Gingerbread Home for Sale in Martha’s Vineyard

Picture this: It’s a midsummer day and you’re sitting on one of the cutest front porches in America. You’re sitting, specifically, on a pastel-painted rocking chair, swaying in harmony with the balmy breeze. A beach read in one hand and a dewy glass of lemonade in the other, you look out at the water just across the street and realize it simply does not get more idyllic than this. 

Scoring real estate on Martha’s Vineyard — let alone in one of its storied gingerbread houses — might seem like a castle in the air, but this darling cottage is fresh to the market and accepting offers. 

Built in 1870, the home is brimming with antique appeal in the form of whitewashed wooden walls and ceilings, plenty of built-in features, and cute nooks and crannies. I’m even charmed by the idea of washing dishes, if it means I get to do so surrounded by heart-shaped stencils, vineyard-patterned tiles, and while looking out of a beach-view window. It is situated just across from Sunset Lake and about 200 feet from the edge of Oak Bluffs Harbor, after all. 

Are you on the house hunt, or just the type of person who loves browsing real estate listings, even when you’re not in the market for a new home? Property Crush is a column where we feature actual real estate listings that get the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style (we haven’t done home inspections or anything, so don’t sue us). Know of a great house on the market? Email the listing to repitches@apartmenttherapy.com.