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Lynn Underwood

Reporter | Homes
Phone: 612-673-7619

Lynn Underwood is a reporter for the Star Tribune's Home & Garden section covering remodeling, design, trends, new housing, architecture and gardening. She also writes for the Variety section.  

Underwood grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree. After college, she was a camp counselor at Camp Tamarack, St. Croix State Park. She lives in Plymouth with her husband and son, and spends free time gardening, traveling, going Up North to the family cabin, movies, checking out the newest taproom, playing Bunco and keeping up with pop culture.
Recent content from Lynn Underwood

New modern home in Minneapolis faces the Mississippi River

House was designed to maximize views and sunlight.

See an updated Victorian house overlooking Lake Bde Maka Ska

Queen Anne-style home now on market for $2.195 million

See an architect-designed vacation home on Lake Huron

Canadian retreat is was created to embrace nature.

See a Wayzata home dressed to the nines for Christmas

Themed holiday decor celebrates everything from the homeowner's Mexican heritage to the Minnesota Vikings.

Creating an owners' suite in a century-old Minneapolis house

New bedroom and bathroom complement vintage character of 1906-built house.

See a Catholic church converted into a home

Sanctuary in Wisconsin is on market for $287,500.

See a home in Bryn Mawr with an accessory dwelling unit

ADU can be rented out to produce income

Edina home is transformed for casual living

From dark, disjointed rooms to light-filled open space

See a Scandinavian-inspired remodeling project

Modest-sized home in St. Anthony was transformed by main-level makeover.

A basic builder house in Woodbury gets a designer makeover

Home now has a more polished look while being family-friendly.

See a historic mansion now on the market in Cottage Grove

Home has operated as a venue for weddings, afternoon teas.

See the ultimate "Mad Men" house in St. Paul

Well-preserved midcentury modern gem was featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine in 1960.

A pro shares her strategies for a more organized home and life

Michele Vig of Neat Little Nest has written a new book, "The Holistic Guide to Decluttering"

Family's garden offers musical respite for neighborhood

In a summer of civic unrest and pandemic, the garden has been a place of comfort and camaraderie.

See a $400K tiny house near Cedar Lake

Home got a total makeover last year.

See ultimate basement makeover - from unfinished to Finnish

Minneapolis lower level now has family room, deluxe bath and sauna

See a modern French country home on Lake Independence

House will open its doors during Artisan Home Tour

Duluth woodworker creates art out of scrap lumber

Her workshop and gallery have become an artists' hub.

See a new accessory dwelling unit in Minneapolis.

Small backyard home was designed to be 'bonus family room' and guest room.

See a Craftsman-style time capsule home

Well-preserved St. Paul house is now on market for $1.15 million.

See a new modern lake home in Mahtomedi

House on White Bear Lake blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors

See two condos inside one new house in southwest Minneapolis

Building was designed to blend in with homes around it.

See a double dome home in Brainerd

Home built as model for green technology is now on the market for $449,000.

See remodeled vintage campers

Old-school RVs got stylish makeovers just in time for the pandemic

See HGTV stars' own home in Edina, now on market for $1.25 million

Brad and Heather Fox of "Stay or Sell" transformed their home in 2016, turning it from a rundown '50s rambler into a modern two-story home.

See Minneapolis man's enormous collection of toy solders

He displays thousands in hand-crafted dioramas in his basement.

See former Twins pitcher Glen Perkins' home in Lakeville

Compound comes with a barn/woodshop, tavern and brewery and hockey rink

How the pandemic is shaping Minnesota homes

These features are increasingly in demand

See Trae Waynes' house on Lake Minnetonka

Former Viking lived with his family in this Minnetrista home now on the market for $2.195 million.

See a former Viking player's Minneapolis condo makeover

Kevin McDermott and his wife, Lauren, remodeled their warehouse loft downtown to make room for baby.

See a '70s time capsule home by prominent architect

House in Rochester was designed by John Howe, Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman

See a private island with rustic log cabin in northern Minnesota

Island is on edge of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Two sisters designed and built side-by-side cabins

Cabins have shared materials but different personalities, like the sisters

See a new kitchen that looks at home in a vintage Prairie School house

Kitchen was designed to complement home's original architecture.

See a 14.5-acre farm with custom house in the heart of Maple Grove

Organic vegetable farm comes with horse barn, vineyard, orchard and beehives

See a home with an all-nature view of the Minnesota River

Contemporary-style house is set on a bluff in Eden Prairie

See an airy new lake home

Modern cabin is set on the point of a peninsula

See a $3.75 million Lake of the Isles estate

Tudor-Revival home has water views from every room

See a rustic log home on Lake Superior

House was built on ledge rock, on top of old fisherman log cabin.

See a Plymouth home by acclaimed architect Ralph Rapson

Restored 1958 modernist home has walls of glass overlooking the woods and an original bomb shelter.

Small modern cabin is all about the outdoors

Cabin near Lutsen has floor-to-ceiling windows for views of lake and woods.

See a '50 ranch-style house that got a complete makeover

Minnetonka home is now on the market for $895,000

See Paul Molitor's hilltop estate in Edina

Baseball great's home on secluded 4 acres is on market for $1.79 million

See how a designer transformed her small starter home in Minneapolis

Betsy Vohs, founder and CEO of Studio BV, bought her first house 12 years ago and recently gave it a top-to-bottom makeover.

California dreamin' in Golden Valley

Modernist home has soaring wood ceilings, floor-to-ceiling stone, decks, patios and large pool.

See inspiration for your home office

Ideas from pretty to practical for improving your work space.

See five Twin Cities homes you may have seen in ads

They range from a mansion on Summit Avenue to a photogenic garage in Long Lake.

See a Beautiful Gardens winner in western Twin Cities

Gardeners create backyard oasis with pond and waterfall.

First peek at the next 12 Home of the Month selections

Homes include small cabin, remodeled warehouse loft and lakeshore estates.

See a historic brownstone row house on Summit Avenue

Home is in same row as F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home

See May's Home of the Month - a modern sanctuary in the woods

Sculptural home in Deephaven has walls of glass.

See a $4.295 million French chateau in Orono

Home was designed for entertaining, with pool, pub room, golf simulator and 13-seat "Moulin Rouge" theater.

See Lindsay Whalen's Golden Valley villa

Gophers basketball coach hosted her team at her spacious home in Hidden Lakes

See intricate dollhouses created by Twin Cities girl, 13

Teen's miniatures have sparked a business and high-profile fans.

See an updated multigenerational duplex

Three generations shelter together under one roof in Minneapolis.

See a loft-style urban condo inside James J. Hill's carriage house

Brick building in St. Paul was converted into four living units by architect.

See a transformed house in St. Anthony

Longtime owners reinvented their home to bring the outdoors in and foster tranquility.

See a $2.2 million Apple Valley party mansion

Huge house comes with theater, multiple bars and disco room.

See a '60s split-entry house transformed into a modern dream home

A small bump-out addition, a new floor plan and fresh finishes complete the makeover.

See one of the oldest houses in St. Paul

Renovated 1850s home is in historic Irvine Park

See a $2.9 million fairytale "castle" in Hastings

Stone home with turret overlooks St. Croix River

See a Craftsman-inspired new kitchen

Addition complements the original character of a traditional St. Paul home.

See a beautiful urban garden in Minneapolis

Gardener transformed her yard, front and back, with bargain plants.

See a food blogger's new kitchen in Hudson, Wis.

Influencer creates content for her Heartbeet Kitchen blog.

See a $2.15 million creekside home in Edina

Modern house was Green Dream Home on 2016 Parade

See a historic Minneapolis mansion now on the market

Lumber baron's former home comes with carriage house

See new "urban" townhouses in Lakeville

Development includes sidewalks, front porches, back alleys and interiors inspired by city apartments and loft-style condos.

See a designer makeover of a rental

Apartment in century-old fourplex is transformed into stylish home

See a $3.3 million horse lover's estate

Cottage-style home in Hamel comes with heated stable and riding arena

See a beach house on Lake Minnetonka

Modern cottage is located in historic Cottagewood.

See a one-of-a-kind downtown loft

Architect's condo is in one of the first warehouse conversions in North Loop

See a new home nestled into a hillside in Golden Valley

House was designed to make the most of its pond views

See a $1.375 million St. Paul home with view of the Mississippi

Historic house has been updated top to bottom

See a Beautiful Gardens winner in Chanhassen

Shade garden relies on foliage and texture to create visual interest.

See a popup addition through the roof of a Shakopee rambler

Staircase with alternating treads saves on space