Close to Home: Waterfront tour, remodeling tour, stylish spaces and more

  • Updated: May 16, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Two-story, $699,900 walk-out on the shore of Prior Lake is on the Waterfront Home Tour

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Waterfront tour

Would you like to sip coffee on a deck overlooking a lake — without leaving the city? Find out what’s on the market at the Coldwell Banker Burnet Waterfront Home Tour, featuring 113 properties on lakes and rivers or with deeded access to water. The homes will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

The properties are located across the Twin Cities metro area and in western Wisconsin and represent a wide range of prices.

For $329,000, you can get a two-bedroom condo on the St. Croix River in Prescott, Wis. A rambler boasting 100 feet of shoreline on Lotus Lake in Chanhassen is listed for $924,900. The highest-priced home on the tour is a $4.4 million mansion sitting on acreage along Lake Minnetonka’s Carson’s Bay.

When you’re done gawking, register to win a new kayak. For a list of properties and locations, go to


Remo ideas

Coon Rapids homeowners who took advantage of the Home for Generations grant program will show off their projects at the Coon Rapids Home Remodeling tour, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

The six homes offer a look at kitchen and bathroom makeovers, additions and finished lower levels. Homeowners and contractors will be available to answer questions.

For addresses and details, go to


Stylish spaces

Find out how fashion can affect home decor at “Runway: Decorated — How Fashion Trends Influence Interior Design.” The Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul event on Tuesday features a panel discussion with local interior designers who will each show their interpretation of a fashion trend.

A social hour with hors d’oeuvres and beverages starts at 5 p.m., with the presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fifth floor of International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis. Tickets are $35; $25 for members and $10 for students. For tickets, go to

Lilu Interiors’ Fashion + Interiors is another fashion-focused design event with ideas for mingling design and fashion to express your personal style in your home, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in room 535, International Market Square.

Includes appetizers and wine tasting. Free; RSVP to


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