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Continued: AIA Home of the Month: Camping inspired Eagan house design

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 1, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Building your perfect home from the ground up involves endless decisions and planning, but Kyle and Katie considered the two-year process a rewarding experience.

“Kyle is talking about building again,” said Katie, who might need some convincing, since the couple conceived of their family-focused abode for the long-term.

“It was so much fun,” said Kyle, admitting he got a kick out arranging the furniture on the floor plan and picking tile. “But to build again, it would have to make sense. We love this house.”


Lynn Underwood • 612-673-7619


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