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A cluster of locally owned boutique-style home stores offer an alternative to big-box retailers.
The house produces all its energy, manages rainwater and fits in with neighboring homes on Lake Minnetonka.
The Lustron was expected to rock the post-World War II housing boom, but only 22 remain in Minnesota.
Backyard is transformed into a landscaped dining, lounging and grilling getaway.
As Anoka County judges, Tammi Fredrickson and her colleague Jenny Walker Jasper were attending a state judges conference. Attorney Brock Hunter gave a presentation on…
The 20-acre estate on Shoreline Drive is the third most expensive single-family home in Minnesota currently listed on the MLS.
Grey Cloud Island property boasts five bedrooms, swimming pool and serene setting only 13 miles from St. Paul.
A new 12,000-square-foot Orono mansion with an international vibe is on the roster of residences open for the Artisan Home Tour.
Green Books has given away about 148,000 books so far.
Revitalized lakeside home features seven fireplaces, 100 feet of shoreline and a carriage-house apartment.
After losing what they thought was their "forever" home, a couple built a new country house in Avon.
Twin Cities grower shares her cultivating tips, savory recipes and plants that go "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme."
Garden designers share recipes for creative containers to bring a mini-garden to your doorstep or deck.
The condo's luxe urban living includes three bedrooms and two outdoor balconies.
Gables, a thickly wooded site and a Scandinavian sensibility define the design of a sustainable home.
These homes and more are among this year's Home of the Month selected projects.
Architects David O'Brien Wagner, Christine Albertsson and Andrea Swan talk about designing for better, not bigger.
Author of "HausMagick" shares ways to harness positive energy to create a feel-good living environment.
Raina Eberly and her husband, Brian Engdahl, were professional partners and life partners. Both received doctorates in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota and…
There are no neighbors on the one-owner island in vast Lake Vermilion.
A 1990s cabin in Central Minnesota has been reconfigured and refreshed.
Brianne Boettner can take an ugly “tree wart” and transform it into an eye-catching maple cocktail table. “It looks like the shape of a lake…
A family put a fresh spin on a traditional Edina home with thoughtful updates and a two-story addition. It's open for touring during the Remodelers Showcase.
The lavish compound near Crosslake has been divided into three lots.
Native plantings and tried-and-true perennials surrounding a 1905 Craftsman-style home create a postcard setting on Lake Minnetonka.
Landscaped sitting spot in front yard encourages connecting with neighbors.
A freebie at the Arb Escape to the tropics or cross-country ski for free every Wednesday in March at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. There’s no…
A Minneapolis architect designed his own Nordic-inspired, eco-friendly home.
Multigenerational living in a cube-shaped home composed of glass, wood and steel, with dramatic geometric lines.
Elegant 1930s home preserves the past, while adding upgrades such as a stone terrace and saltwater swimming pool.
The superstar twins bring their renovation expertise and sibling snark to the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show.
Their simple mission of giving a gift of recycled flowers has sprouted into a flourishing enterprise.
Minneapolis homeowner shares her hands-on experience of "Building a Sustainable Home."
Corner unit in the Carlyle offers sweeping vistas of downtown Minneapolis' skyscrapers and stadiums.
A family outgrew their 1907 home in Linden Hills — so they remade it for today.
Lydia Gnos met Leland Krebs Jr. when she was waiting tables and he was tending bar in 1987 at the Harbor View Cafe in Pepin,…
The well-preserved Victorian brownstone was designed by a renowned architect.
Quartz is king, white rules and black stainless steel is ascending, according to uber-popular 2019 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.
A Roseville telecommuter converted an unheated porch into a comfortable office.
Kitchens with color, herringbone patterns for tile and flooring, and dark and moody hues are trends to look for.
This hygge heaven creates an intimate connection to Lake Superior.
Minneapolis artisan crafts one-of-a-kind custom furniture inspired by art and architecture.
Universal connections to ‘home’ Architect Charles Stinson’s “Connections” ($70, Wise Ink Creative Publishing) is more than a showy cocktail table book packed with pretty pictures…
Twin Cities design pros are either big fans or unimpressed by Pantone's audacious Living Coral.
Up North getaway home on the water comes with easy, remote-controlled mechanical boat-launch system.
They transformed their modest midcentury home to maximize a prime corner lot.
The 1913 Georgian Revival in Minneapolis boasts a huge family room addition, multiple office spaces and backyard swimming pool.
Castoff holiday trees, ornaments and home accents are available at bargain prices at Twin Cities resale shops.
In 1966, he joined Eisenstadt Allergy & Asthma in Minneapolis, where he treated children and adult allergy sufferers for 52 years.
A small St. Paul backyard boasts various spots for relaxing — including one in the center of a pond.
Outside, it looks like an old industrial building, but inside is a comfortable loft-style home in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.
Two design pros offer tips for creating seasonal containers that will brighten your door all winter long.
This Craftsman-style home has been updated for 21st-century living.
Five skylights and three wood-burning fireplaces brighten the house built into a hill in western Wisconsin.
Revived 1980s kitchen boasts a clean, contemporary style accented with Dutch floor tile.
A two-season porch is transformed into a light-filled room for relaxing — all within the same footprint.
Shorewood retreat feels like a year-round summer camp with 4,000 feet of sandy-bottomed lakeshore.
The entrepreneurs who teamed up to create Hygge & West wallpaper now showcase 20 real-life hygge homes in their new photo-packed book.
A Minneapolis couple merge their diverse styles to create one sleek home.
A contemporary Linden Hills home's black-and-white makeover is open for touring during the Remodelers Showcase.
The walls, the cabinets, even some of the furniture comes in a feel-good hue.
Sepak takraw has its origins in Southeast Asia.
Living in a glass house allows David and Kathleen Daniels to fully experience the four seasons — from every room.
Terry Gerten opened the gates of his new Farm Market the morning after a blizzard in April 1983. With more than a foot of snow…
One of the most expensive homes on the market boasts 700 feet of lakeshore, 11 fireplaces and gardens that look like Versailles.
An owners' suite gets a refresh with a modern "closet box" and spalike bathroom — all within the existing footprint.
After downsizing and moving downtown, a couple put their design stamp on a "basic-builder" condo.
The 11-acre hobby farm is a dream for wine lovers.
Demonstration kitchen at the Minnesota State Fair gets a stylish Cambria makeover.
A couple's new home reflects their love for modern architecture, while blending with their historic Stillwater neighborhood.
The retreat, designed by an acclaimed Twin Cities architect, has 600 feet of riverfront.
Next month, you can get an inside look at one of the completed and fully furnished condos during the Luxury Home Tour.
Exotic grotto inspired by Hawaii highlights Minnesota Water Garden Society's tour July 28-29.
Dark basement is converted into a sports-bar-style TV and game room.
The nearly 6,000-square-foot Wayzata Bay property has 180-degree panoramic views of the lake.