Name: Ann DeOtte & Bart Kaufman
Location: Capitol Hill — Seattle, Washington
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 1 — rent
Large windows with treetop views, high ceilings and gorgeous wooden floors; Ann and Bart certainly lucked out with their home in one of Seattle's oldest buildings. But an open plan space has its own set of issues. The first is figuring out how to let the architecture shine while still creating a sense of coziness in Seattle's damp and dismal days. Then there's pulling this off on a tight budget. Both of these challenges require a good deal of patience.