French manor in Orono

$4.5M French manor in Orono boasts palatial rooms, resort-like pool and gardens

There's also a state-of-the-art kitchen with two marble-topped islands, a custom La Cornue French oven and appliance lifts.

Millennials and boomers happily coexist in Twin Cities 'barbell buildings'

January 11
During a holiday party at Mill and Main in Minneapolis, party planner and singer Seralina Powers, left, helped Mark Konecny, in yellow hat, Suzanne Hu
Amenity-loaded apartments appeal to young professionals too busy to take on the chores of homeownership and empty-nesters weary of them.

Want to declutter and stay organized for good? This pro knows the secret

January 10
Organizing pro Aimee Olson traded her St. Paul home for life in an RV.
Homegrown expert shares her values-oriented approach.
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January 14
A pair of adults chose Jim Bombeck’s wood duck house to raise their brood.

Ears beat eyes for finding screech owls

You may be sharing the neighborhood with screech owls and never know it.
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January 14

Screech owls blend in

Open your ears to find screech owls
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January 14
No matter what you call it, this chest is beautiful.

'Arab chest' was likely made in India to hold dowry

Q: I inherited this chest from my parents. It was shipped to them from Saudi Arabia in 1968, and they referred to it as the…
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January 14

The top five places to find mold in your home

As a home inspector, I don't specifically look for mold, but when I find stuff that looks like mold, I report it as such. A mold issue is a moisture issue.
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January 11
House in Stillwater

$1.35M Victorian in Stillwater includes limestone 'speakeasy' in the basement

Updated Victorian-era house sleeps up to 14 and includes limestone "speakeasy."
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January 11
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Home listings: What $495,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Plymouth, St. Paul and Hastings.
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January 10

Decorative folding screens

Folding screens can divided or unite a room.
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January 10
A room designed by Josh Hildreth features a decorative screen.

Decorative folding screens are making a comeback

Decorative folding screens, an old Hollywood staple, find a new role in today's interiors.
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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January 10

How to use black and white in decorating

Tips for incorporating this classic combo in your home decor.
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January 10
Black furniture including a black bed and night tables creates a feeling of luxury in this bedroom.

10 tips for using black and white in home decor

The color combination is currently popular yet also timeless.
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January 10
Sheepskin is soft and furry to the touch and warm. (Dreamstime/TNS)

How to make your home cozy this winter

Warm up your space with fragrance, deep color, furry throws and more.
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January 10
Do you wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time?

4 bad reasons to keep clothes in your closet

How to make the most of your January resolution to clean out your closets.
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January 10
Home plan: Easygoing and modern

Home plan: Easygoing and modern

Three-story plan packs in features.
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January 10

Can tenant break lease for safety reasons?

Q: I am currently sharing a two-bedroom loft, and it has become a hostile living environment. I feel unsafe in my home. Is there a…
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January 7
Northern hawk owl.

A trip birding on Minnesota's 'Boreal Riviera'

An upcoming annual festival draws many visitors to Minnesota's unusual bog.
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January 7

Double-Keyed Deadbolts

Are double-keyed deadbolts legal? Are they safer? More secure? Great questions. Let's dig into all of them.
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January 4
The cabin’s large windows bring the outdoors in.

Simple modern cabin showcases 'magical' North Shore setting

A simple, modern cabin near Lake Superior provides the "bare essentials" for a nature-loving young family.
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January 4
A cabinet from the Pren Collection by Room & Board and Cambria.

2 beloved Minnesota brands team up for new furniture collection

Room & Board and Cambria are collaborating on a collection of tables and cabinets.
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January 3
West St. Paul

Home listings: What $350,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Prior Lake Built in 1914, this five-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,700 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, dining room, hardwood floors…
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January 3
An inexpensive outdoor area rug creates a graphic, modern look in this living room.

Bargain decor finds can add to a luxurious look

Inexpensive pieces can add to a luxurious look.