Name: Savannah Sher and Mike Wynands, Finn the cat, and Nori the dog
Location: Verdun — Montreal, Canada
Size: Approximately 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months; Rented
Mike and Savannah, co-founders of The Quick Green Fox, are Montreal natives who grew up in the island's west end. When they were searching for a new place earlier this year, an apartment close to downtown was on their wish list, as was a neighborhood with charm and a sense of community. Finding a home that allowed dogs was a surprising challenge! They found a spacious ground-level space that met all their conditions in Verdun, a neighborhood situated along the St. Lawrence River to its south, with downtown to the east and their families to the west. Since moving in, the couple has been working hard—framing travel photos, building furniture, organizing bookshelves—to make the place feel like home.