Lynn Underwood

Reporter | Homes
Phone: 612-673-7619
Lynn Underwood writes about new home construction, remodeling, architecture, design, decorating and real estate for the Sunday Homes section. She also writes garden-related stories for the Variety Home + Garden section.

Recent content from Lynn Underwood

Before & after: Creating a back-yard oasis

An uninviting, under-used back yard was transformed into an appealing, easy-care city oasis.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 03:12 PM

Homegazing: Mississippi River Tudor has all the bells and whistles

You can have it for $1.29 million: The stucco-and-stone exterior is classic Tudor style, but inside is a multicolored slate floor and iron circular staircase, creating an aura of an Italian villa.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 02:58 PM

Minneapolis mom shares her clever ideas for kid-friendly decorating

A Minneapolis mom of three shares her clever ideas for kid-friendly decorating.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 03:20 PM

Reworking the floor plan of a Minneapolis Dutch Colonial

AIA MN Home of the Month: A few subtle shifts transform an “awkward” floor plan in an earlier addition, improving flow and function.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 03:37 PM

Everyday solutions: Garage is built up instead of out

A new garage, built up instead of out, houses two cars on a small city lot.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 06:53 PM

Home buyer turn-ons and turn-offs

Buyers can be turned on – or off – by a host of details when they’re house-hunting, triggering an emotional...

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 04:20 PM

What would make your home a perfect fit?

Whether you’re building a brand-new home or pondering a kitchen makeover, there are dozens of big and small details to lose sleep over. Architects weigh in on trends, tips and strategies.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 08:14 AM

Modern, flat-roofed home breaks mold but still blends with Seward neighbors

A modern flat-roofed home breaks the mold but still blends with its neighbors.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Beautiful Gardens: A fanciful landscape in a small lot

A Minneapolis couple didn't let a compact city yard stop them from creating a fanciful landscape of waterfalls, shade and sun beds, and even a hobbit house.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 05:06 PM

Royal revival: A St. Paul Queen Anne shines in the Remodelers Showcase

A turn-of-the century Queen Anne in St. Paul, boasting an indoor fountain and woodwork to die for, is restored and updated to last another 100 years. It's one of the “Dream Homes” on the Remodelers Showcase.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:44 AM

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