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Inspired by living overseas, a couple created a European-style paradise in Waconia.
A gardener shares her tips for gardening European-style.
A Mediterranean mansion set the record — twice — for highest-priced house sold in Minneapolis.
An executive turned professional organizer — certified by tidiness guru Marie Kondo — shows how the whole family can maintain order on the home front.
When Carol Connolly, St. Paul's first poet laureate, recently downsized from a large apartment to a much smaller one, there was no room for all…
A 2-year-old boy has died of injuries he received in a four-vehicle crash Saturday in Moorhead, according to the Moorhead Police Department.
When the city of Minneapolis amended its zoning code to allow accessory dwelling units, Eric Tollefson saw an opportunity.
Mother Nature is putting a different spin on this curious Minnesota winter.
The team behind the annual event at the downtown Macy's is taking the idea to suburbia.
A stately historic home near the Mississippi River inspires a makeover — and a ministry.
More interested in experiences than "stuff," the generation is opting out of opulence.
Property is being offered "turnkey," including wine in the cellar, "treasures" in the attic and everything needed to pamper guests.
Contemporary-style home overlooks Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.
Enthusiastic hostess' whimsical decor combines heirlooms with designer style.
An apartment for families of seriously ill children gets a fresh modern update.
Minnesotans love a cozy glow, and these styles and tech options are hot right now.
Architect Dale Mulfinger unpacks the allure and lore of the getaway home.
The home has panoramic views of the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline.
How to turn an outdated kitchen into something stylish and spectacular.
Holiday home tours showcase seasonal trends — from homespun to booze-infused.
Former Best Buy exec's home was designed for entertaining with guest suite, pool and media room with bar.
She went from having a bare amount of furniture to a sleek midcentury modern-inspired dining set.
Quirky collectibles create a Halloween vibe all year long in some Twin Cities homes.
The royal roost includes a turret, courtyard, seven garage bays and a chapel-turned-movie theater.
This year's designer showcase home event goes big — a mansion on Lake Minnetonka with something for everyone — even a room for the family dog.
From $2.25 million to $11.9 million, these are some of the priciest luxurious lake shore homes in the metro.
Remodeled '90s kitchen has fresh style, better functionality — and a view of the backyard pond.
On her popular website “Cat’s House of Fun” (catay.com), Catherine Oakeson referred to herself as “the fat chick.” It wasn’t a putdown, but a statement…
Grand Old World home has seven fireplaces, four kitchens — and its own 3-hole golf course.
She died Sept. 11 at age 87 in a Golden Valley nursing home after battling heart and lung disease.
Like midcentury style? Seven Twin Cities area homes will open their doors for a tour Oct. 7.
Ready to downsize and set the stage for aging in place, a design pro created her own dream home in a 1961 rambler in New Hope.
Last weekend, we explored nearly two dozen homes on this year's Fall Parade of Homes to check out design features and decor trends. Here's what caught our eye.
A generation of container-grown trees are coming of age — and showing their distress.
Century-old house was originally built to be lumber baron's ballroom, next door to his mansion.
A stately mansion, now a Christian community for people in transition, will be open during the Ramsey Hill home tour Sept. 14.
Rambler has heated indoor/outdoor kennels and a dog-wash station, all set on its own private dog park.
He was believed to be underwater for 18 to 20 minutes after jumping into a part of the swollen Lester River known as "the Deeps."
How do you decorate a castle? Tina Wilcox knows — and she didn't even have to switch up her signature style when she moved into her stone French Norman-style home in Golden Valley.
A porch in Lake Elmo is transformed into a year-round family gathering spot with a flexible indoor-outdoor room for all seasons.
Growing food is just one of the lofty missions of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden. It's also a place where people committed to food justice, faith and climate change can work together on common goals.
Reclaimed timbers and rustic stone create an Aspen-like lodge on the St. Croix River near Hudson, Wis. You can have it for $3.65 million.
The one-of-a-kind house, which is just steps from U.S. Bank Stadium and the only single-family home in downtown Minneapolis, has been described as "Tim Burton meets Lord of the Rings."
Minnetonka makeover accommodates kids, cooking and casual modern living.
The house, commissioned by a U professor, was designed by an understudy to Frank Lloyd Wright and it sits on a lot overlooking the Mississippi River.
After the longtime friends each faced a health crisis, they were inspired to support others going through the same thing.
Ever since Paul Bramsen bought his century-old northeast Minneapolis duplex 10 years ago, he'd been dreaming of finishing his third-floor attic.
The six gardens selected in the Star Tribune's annual contest range from small city plots to exurban gardens on a truly grand scale.
You've probably walked or driven past some local gems of Prairie School architecture and wished you could peek inside. This week you'll have a rare opportunity to do just that.
A wave of front-yard patios spurs socializing on one convivial block in St. Louis Park.
Siblings star in a new DIY Network show focused on renovation of lake homes.
The house that contractor Matt Wagoner recently remodeled in St. Louis Park has all the features that today's buyers expect — plus one feature they don't expect. You can have it for $729,000.
Edwin Lundie's cozy Cape Cod-style home was a wedding gift that he transformed to reflect his signature style.
In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, summer fun means water. Is this the year to take the plunge and buy a lake home? And how do you find the right one? Here are some tips.
For years, Libby Siegel had been telling her family that when she turned 60, she would travel to Africa. “I thought it would be a…
When Susan and Peggy McKevitt bought their Arts and Crafts duplex 28 years ago, they accepted the cramped kitchens that came with each unit. But last year, they decided it was time for a dramatic makeover.
Winners will be showcased in the months ahead.
The cabin is accessible only by boat, and the previous owner used a hovercraft.
Richfield rambler now has open, modern space for casual entertaining.
For three months near the end of Prohibition, the infamous Ma Barker and members of her crime gang lived in a nondescript duplex in West St. Paul. Now it can be yours for $147,000.
Completed in 1959, this 4,220-square-foot southwest Minneapolis house was so unusual that it attracted attention from the New York Times and Progressive Architecture magazine. Now, you can have it for $1.225 million.
The simple, modern structure is tucked into a hillside on Pokegama Lake.
A dynamic new kitchen is the centerpiece of a whole-house makeover for a Minneapolis restaurateur and chef.
This grand home on Summit Avenue sparked a rift between renowned St. Paul architects Cass Gilbert and Clarence H. Johnston in the late 1800s. Now you can have it for $1.75 million.
The annual event has been postponed until fall to complete an 11,000-square-foot home on Lake Minnetonka.
"Basic builder bath" transformed into a soothing spalike retreat.
A Twin Cities rite of spring for more than five decades, the downtown department-store flower show passed into history this year. Here's a look back to celebrate its long-blooming run.
What's your vision of the perfect home? Here are 12 designs of distinction singled out by AIA Minnesota. Each will be featured in the coming year as a Home of the Month, but you can get a sneak peek at them now.
An Excelsior couple created a petite retreat for their grandson. Now it's everyone's favorite spot to read, rest and play.
Take that, Big Apple! You're No. 2 — at least when it comes to horticulture. The Best Botanical Garden in the country is our own…
In the early '70s, when some women were asserting their independence by burning bras and marching in protests, homemaker Anita Segador Beaton made a quiet…
If you love midcentury modern style, how do you use it to create a home that feels like your life in 2017 — and not like a "Mad Men" set frozen in amber liquor?
Architects share design strategies, offer consultations at Home of the Month event.
A Plymouth couple transformed their home for vibrant family living. Take a tour during the Remodelers Showcase.
Last weekend, we slipped on blue booties and made the rounds of about two dozen Parade homes across the Twin Cities. Here are some highlights.
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