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Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two: Do restaurants in old houses make you feel at home?

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Restaurants located in converted old homes tend not to be the edgiest places around. But what they lack in trendsetting they usually make up for with atmosphere, using the power of architecture -- exposed brick, stained-glass windows, fireplaces and wrap-around porches -- to draw you in and make you feel as relaxed as if you were, well, at home. See also: - Photos: Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-two opens on South Pearl Street - Sassafras brings Southern cooking to northwest Denver - Gaia Bistro: Best Patio for Brunch 2012

Breakfast and brunch are particularly well-suited to this kind of cozy environment, which might be why Lucile's has dished up eggs Sardou out of an old Victorian in Boulder for more than three decades, and why folks linger over biscuits and gravy in the charming red-brick Victorian bungalow that once housed the original La Loma and now shelters Sassafras American Eatery (which I reviewed this fall). Gaia Bistro, which made its name with sweet and savory crepes long before it added dinner service, also calls another old bungalow home.

Not all repurposed houses are trying to be so quaint. Park House, which opened off East Colfax in October, attracts more of the hang-out-and-chill-out crowd, with comfy couches, eight kinds of nachos and beer. On the other end of the spectrum is Black Crown Lounge, which has an over-the-top, old-world, country-club feel.

And then there's Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two, located in a fully renovated century-old house on Old South Pearl, just up the street from Gaia. Find out what kind of food 1472's owners -- Dave Chmura, Rob Young and Scott Bergin -- have paired with this inviting space when my review is posted here tomorrow.


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