A 1960s house in Deephaven is reborn as a New England-style colonial

A 1960s house in Deephaven is reborn as a New England-style colonial

A renovated 1960s home in Deephaven captures the spirit of an old New England colonial to create the home that its owners had always imagined. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Holiday tree trend: Skip the skirt, add a collar

December 3
Holiday tree trend: Skip the skirt, add a collar
Alternative to the tree skirt is winning converts for its modern look and compact footprint.

'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis opens up in new book, calls Mpls. fight an 'uphill battle'

December 4
'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis opens up in new book, calls Mpls. fight an 'uphill battle'
Nicole Curtis, star of the popular HGTV show, has written a candid memoir shaped by houses she's renovated.
Variety
December 9
Volunteer Greg Strong inside the walipini

Eyesore or worthy attempt? Sunken greenhouse pushes limits in Minneapolis

Northeast battle leads council member to ask city staffers to study the issue and make recommendations for defining and regulating such structures.
Variety
December 8

Birding apps for cell phones

Denver has a good one, ready for another city to buy in
Home & Garden
December 6

Border firefights aside, Texas offers great birding

Birding along the border yields plenty of birds – and stories.
Home & Garden
December 6

Splinter city and dangling shingles: Best of the worst new home inspection photos

Blogger Reuben Saltzman shows why it's necessary to stress the importance of new home construction inspections.
Variety
December 5

Just in time for holiday mail -- Cardinal on a postage stamp

Holly, snow, and a bright red bird
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December 3

Victorian Christmas decor, fairy gardens, 10 top trends for kitchens and baths

House museum holiday Time-travel to the 1870s to experience a Victorian Christmas at the Alexander Ramsey House in St. Paul. The opulent mansion was…
Variety
December 3

Home plan: Roomy and charming Craftsman

PLAN HOTW160046 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,878 Bed/bathrooms: 4/6 Stories: 2 Bonus space: 649 sq. ft. Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab, unfinished walkout basement…
Housing
December 3

Home listings: What $194,900 buys in the Twin Cities

New Hope Built in 1960, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 1,752 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, hardwood floors, bay window, galley…
Beautiful Gardens
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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.
Variety
December 3

Renting and the Law: Roommate refuses to unlock the door

Q: My daughter is renting an off-campus house near the University of Minnesota. Her roommate is currently locking my daughter out of their rental home…
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December 3

Shades of the past: Historical paint colors lend a timeless look

For a look that's truly timeless, consider time-tested paint colors.
Variety
December 1

Duck populations doing very well, numbers up 38%

Habitat good. That's good for non-game species, too
Polls
December 1

Poll: Would you ditch your holiday tree skirt for a trendy tree collar?

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November 30

'Luke, I am your Christmas tree': Internet takes themed trees to new level

Christmas tree superfans are creating ridiculously themed trees and it's tree-mendous.
Home & Garden
November 29

Dove 'dropouts' grow up fast

Young mourning doves drop in after a storm and stick close together until they gain the ability to fly.
Home & Garden
November 29

Day trip to Brownsville, Minn., for swarms of tundra swans, eagles

Day trips for great bird viewingTwo of the most spectacular gatherings of birds occur at this time of year, when tundra swans and bald eagles…
Variety
November 27

Indoors & Out Poinsettia Open House, craft sales and holiday centerpieces

Merry tabletop Looking for a festive arrangement for a table? Make one yourself at Bachman’s Floral Design workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec.…
Home & Garden
November 27

Home listings: What $424,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Wayzata Built in 1930, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 2,001 square feet and features all three bedrooms on one level, fireplace, formal dining room, original…
Variety
November 26

Create a dazzling holiday display — tips for everything from Santas to tinsel trees

Here are tips for displaying everything from Santas to tinsel trees.
Variety
November 26

Decades later, why won't midcentury modern die?

Designers weigh in on the long-running trend, what pieces have become cliches and what's next.
Variety
November 26
The clean-lined modern home of Ashii and Ippo Vrohidis makes the most of the views of Lake Calhoun.

Mpls. designer adds global flair to modern home overlooking Lake Calhoun

"It's beautiful every second of every day," she says. "I wanted to do the environment justice." But accomplishing all that on "the most complicated lot in Minneapolis" was a challenge.