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

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

Everyday Solutions: Bring down the walls

A 1950s rambler is lighter and more livable after two walls came tumbling down.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 11:25 AM

DIY bloggers update their St. Paul dream home

Resourceful, hands-on homeowners update their century-old house for modern living, with help from a TV design pro.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:30 PM

A Parade of Homes model in Excelsior evokes traditional farmhouses

The simple, down-to-earth shapes of traditional farmhouses inspired a model home featured on this year’s Parade of Homes.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 09:59 AM

Going solo can help kids at Twin Cities area camps

While it may seem scary, going it alone can allow kids to branch out, take risks and spread their wings.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 08:53 AM

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