Architect's timeless '50s home near Lake Harriet hits market for $1.225M

Architect's timeless '50s home near Lake Harriet hits market for $1.225M

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.

Don't overlook the subtle beauty of ornamental grasses

May 26
Don't overlook the subtle beauty of ornamental grasses
Overlooked ornamental grasses add texture, color, drama — and a soothing sound — to gardens and containers.

Lore and lure of Lake Minnetonka's boathouses come to life in new book

May 20
Lore and lure of Lake Minnetonka's boathouses come to life in new book
Lake Minnetonka's old boathouses are remnants from another era. Since the 1970s, its municipalities — with the exception of Wayzata — prohibit new structures to be built close to the water's edge. A new book dives in.
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May 28

Home listings: What $459,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Maple Grove Built in 1995, this three-bedroom, four-bathroom house has 3,655 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, fireplace, hardwood floors, granite kitchen…
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May 28

Call for Beautiful Gardens, Prospect Park walking tour, flowers and more

Nominate your favorite garden Do you have a gorgeous garden? Or a friend, relative or neighbor whose garden you admire? Now that the growing season…
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May 27

The eagle, the deer, and the big truck

Just outside of Two Harbors a couple of days ago
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May 26

Great grasses for Minnesota gardens

Most perennial ornamental grasses grow best in full sun. To see mature plants, visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s ornamental grass display garden. Pick the…
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May 26

Home plan: Modern style for a modest lot

PLAN HOTW170020 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,516 Bed/bathrooms: 4 /3 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Optional finished basement Clean lines, open vistas…
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May 26

Cliff Swallows were busy with nest building

Photos taken at old barn in western Hennepin County
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May 24

Online guide to selecting native plants for birds

Plants for the birds The National Audubon Society has launched an online guide to selecting native plants of particular value to birds, either directly as…
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May 23

Birding: Secreats from the kingfisher's nest

You'll be lucky to spot one of these shy birds, which nest in soil or sand.
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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
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May 23

Tonkadale's new owner grew up tending plants at grandparents' garden center

Tonkadale's new owner grew up getting her hands dirty at her grandparents' garden center in Minnetonka. Now she's ready to cultivate a new generation of growers.
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May 22

Tree Swallows almost always use feathers in nest construction

Struggle to both find them and get them in the door
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May 22

Before and after: See how 8th and Hennepin has changed since 1960

A brief history of 8th and Hennepin told through old-school photographs.
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May 21

Tips and trends for today's smart gardening

Tips and trends for today's smart gardening• Try xeriscaping. Instead of turf grass, integrate plants that require less water in your landscape, such as yucca,…
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May 20

Remodeling and pollinator classes, and 'Dandelion Day'

Plants for pollinators Gain a “pollinator perspective” on your backyard at a “Landscaping for Pollinators” class presented by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Horticulture educator…
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May 20

Home listings: What $375,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Orono Built in 1965, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 2,346 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, sunroom, full basement,…
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May 20

Room-by-room guide to ditching clutter, 5 minutes at a time

Speed-clean your way to serene by tossing these 25 things.
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May 20

Boathouse fun facts

• Boathouses around the Cottagewood area in the 1890s were built with belvederes or lookouts on the upper floor, a perfect vantage point for spectators…
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May 20

'Mysterious' modern boathouse on Pokegama Lake was designed for family fun

The simple, modern structure is tucked into a hillside on Pokegama Lake.
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May 19

Home plan: Modern barn-inspired design

PLAN HOTW170018 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,799 Bed/bathrooms: 3/ 4 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Unfinished daylight basement Classic architectural accents give this modern…
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May 19

Renting and the Law: Renter was rarely there but charged for repair

Q: I recently moved out of an apartment where I had a lease for one year, from February 2016 to February 2017. Within that year,…
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May 18

CO2 content of atmosphere has passed a mark millions of years old

410 parts per million on April 18, rising to 411.27 on May 15