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

Strategic storage is just a built-in away

Today's new built-ins put everything at your fingertips in kitchens and baths. Here are some smart ideas on organizing and storing your stuff.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 07:17 AM

Owners reinvent their longtime homes

Architectural problem-solving — from maximizing natural light to floor plans that flow — will be on display in 16 Twin Cities residences open for touring next weekend.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 09:01 AM

Smart split: Transforming a 1990s tract home in NE Minneapolis

Homeowners Mary Glas and Mark Larsen were close to giving up on finding the perfect home when a Realtor friend tipped them off about a house for sale in the quiet St. Anthony neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 12:30 PM

A tale of two rehabs

Renovators who share a passion for old houses and preservation have each taken on an abandoned 1880s property.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Restoring a 19th-century Queen Anne in St. Paul

The rehabber: Robert Hengelfelt of Hengelfelt Restorations has been reviving turn-of-the-century houses, especially rebuilding front porches, since the mid-1990s. He...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 05:51 PM

Saving a $1 house in Minneapolis

Last year, Robin O’Brien traded in her flight-attendant uniform for a tool belt, intending to use her architecture degree and pursue a new career as an old-house renovator.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Homegazing: Lake Owasso getaway has a high-profile past

Pioneering Minnesota scientist Ancel Keys once lived and worked in this 1930s lakeside home in Shoreview. You can have it for $1.75 million.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 02:56 PM

Everyday solutions: St. Paul home gains garden views

An 1890s home gives up its back basement entry to gain a picture window and door — creating garden views and access to a back-yard terrace.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 02:55 PM

New remodeling tour focuses on upscale projects

Need ideas for your next room redo? A new home remodeling tour offers an inside look at upscale projects.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 05:11 PM

Madeline Island cottage combines 'soul' with sustainability

A new cottage on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island combines rustic interiors for the soul, and energy-saving strategies for sustainability.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 02:59 PM

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