Denver Bronco Graham Glasgow’s Modern Family Home
After signing a four-year contract to play for the Broncos, Graham and his wife Allison found their dream home
When Graham Glasgow signed with the Denver Broncos in 2020, he and his wife, Allison, were overjoyed. “Denver was my number-one choice,” she says. “We absolutely love it here.” First on their wish list was to buy a home that really fit their family—no small feat for a professional football player, a former volleyball player and a 100-pound doubledoodle.
Interior designers Jane and Stephanie Henderson knew that size would be very important. “They’re both very tall people,” Stephanie says. “Graham is 6’6” and Ally comes in not too much below that. We wanted to design a space that felt homey but also spacious and scaled to their size.
Step one was for the Glasgows to buy a house, of course. But the process was complicated by the pandemic, and they were forced to search for their first home remotely. “It was a weird time,” Allison says. “We got lucky because this house was under contract, but due to Covid it went back on the market. We snagged it.”
Then the Glasgows worked with the Hendersons to choose furnishings that reflected their vibe. “I wanted the house to feel modern but livable,” Allison says. “Their overall style falls in the Mountain Modern aesthetic,” Stephanie Henderson says, “and they wanted warm woods and greenery to juxtapose with the clean lines and the black and white.”
The interiors were planned virtually. Neither the homeowners nor the designers saw the house in person until everything had been shipped to Denver. Given the constraints of designing from afar, along with their clients’ need for comfort, the Hendersons focused on space planning. “We had to make sure—inch to inch—that things were going to be suitable!”
The homeowners brought only one thing from Michigan: their bed. “With athletes, sleep is important,” Jane Henderson says. “Their bodies are their capital. Graham had a custom bed, so we had to have a frame built to accommodate it.” The couple wanted the bedroom to feel like a sanctuary. “We wanted a very clean and relaxing space to get away to,” Allison says.
Despite the tricky start, the home turned out perfectly for every member of the Glasgow family. Allison, who loves to cook, got her dream kitchen: “It has a really nice island with lots of seating, and the amount of space is amazing.” Graham got his favorite chair. “I have to give my husband credit on this one. When he saw the leather chair, he said yes, clearly this is the one we want.”
And Gordy, their half-goldendoodle/half-labradoodle, got a yard. “Our dog loves Colorado because he gets to spend the majority of the day outside,” Allison says. He’s happy inside as well: “Every bed, every couch, every surface—he considers his.”
The Glasgows recently welcomed a baby girl, and she is giving them more reasons to love their home. “It’s a great family neighborhood. In the summers, we have alley parties. It’s such an added bonus. Our neighbors are all super friendly.”