The restored Olson cabin (above), designed by Minnesota architect Edwin Lundie, is the fitting last stop on the July 19 Lundie/Historical Cabin Tour that starts in Schroeder, Minn.
The 1946 timber-framed cabin overlooking Lake Superior boasts Lundie's carved pillars and wood rails, alpine-style balconies and other finely crafted details. The guided tour closes with a picnic and party on Ledge Rock, high above the shore.
The fifth annual event, a fundraiser for the Schroeder Area Historical Society, features other North Shore Lundie cabins and historic properties. Tourgoers meet at the Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder and ride a bus to destinations. See the calendar below for details.
Twin Cities Luxury Home Tour: Seventeen homes, each valued at more than $1 million, in Afton, Champlin, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Edina, Minnetonka and other suburbs, will be open for self-guided tours today, Sunday and June 20-22. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Advance tickets $20 at Twin Cities Caribou Coffee stores and at www.luxuryhometour.net. Tickets, available at the homes, are $25 for the whole tour and $5 for single homes. 612-371-5800.
Home buyer help: The Minnesota Home Ownership Center will hold "Opportunity Knocking: Get the Facts for First-Time Home Buyers" informational sessions featuring lending, real estate and resource pro- fessionals. 4 p.m. Tuesday, Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Av. S.; 11 a.m. next Saturday, Brookdale-Hennepin Area Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center. Free. 651-659-9336.
Edwin Lundie/Historical Cabin Tour: Six North Shore cabins (four designed by Minnesota architect Lundie) and Lutsen Lodge will be open for guided tours. Participants travel by bus to destinations. The event is followed by a picnic and social on Lake Superior. Fundraiser for the Schroeder Area Historical Society. Meet at the Cross River Heritage Center, Schroeder. 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 19. Donation $150. 1-218-663-7706.