Huntington Manor: Orono’s Famous Modern-Day Castle

Photos by SpacecraftingA winding cobblestone driveway leads guests up to Huntington Manor, the majestic 7,774-square-foot fortress known as the modern-day castle in Orono. Designed by architect James McNeal of James McNeal Architecture & Design...

Sustainable 9 Integrates Smart Features Into Edina Home

Photos by SpacecraftingIn a housing market that offers an abundance of options for the discerning homeowner, what does “luxury” even mean? “Details, finishes, and customization,” says Vince Birdsley, the vice president of construction at...

Geometric Shapes Define This Highlands Area Home

Photos by SpacecraftingBetween poor lighting and storage solutions that didn’t solve a thing, these homeowners had some qualms with their previous home. Everywhere they turned, they found more “this” and more “that” they wished...

Traditional Turns Eclectic with a Family-Focused Renovation

Photos by Andrea RuggJust ask: Every contractor involved will tell you it wasn’t the house, its potential, or even its distinctive 1925 historic charm that made this multi-stage project worth remembering—it was the client. That’s...

California Character, By Way of Minnesota

Photos by Jim KrugerLiving in northern California certainly has its appeal, especially to snow- and ice-bound Northerners weathering yet another long, tough winter. But don’t think the San Francisco area and its environs are...

Understated Elegance

Photos by Corey GafferIf one had to choose a single word to capture its essence, the word would be “discreet.” With its main level at just over 800-square feet, the pool house is not...

Modern Masterpiece

Photos by Paul CrosbyThe signature characteristic identifying a Charles Stinson-designed house is the geometry of vertical lines and horizontal planes that the Wayzata architect layers to define spaces, frame views, and capture light. How...
A wood floor kitchen with white cabinetry and a pop of blue paint on the island.

National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Awards

2018 Winners from NKBA’s Minnesota Chapter
Designed by Divine Custom Homes, this new home’s contemporary, mountain-lodge style is heightened by black board-and-batten siding and stone, cedar, and iron accents.

Enter Into Luxury

Step inside the homes on Midwest Home’s 2018 Luxury Home Tour
An entry to home built by

A Fresh Take on a Lake Minnetonka Home

When the Regan family of Regan Brothers Bakery fame (a one-time Minneapolis institution) built their summer getaway on Lake Minnetonka’s Crystal Bay in 1905, the Twin City Rapid Transit Company was just wrapping up...
The exterior of a modern north woods home designed by Strand Design.

A Crisp and Clean Cabin

Having a cabin “up North,” seemingly a Midwest tradition if not a residency requirement, used to conjure visions of a rather ramshackle structure. Plain and heavy on the outside, dark on the inside, perhaps...
The exterior of a home built by SALA Architects features a patio with the home's owners lounging on it.

Moving to a Simpler Life

Stephen and Annie Roche had two things in mind when they began looking for lake property: retirement and downsizing. Their kids had grown up and left the nest. Their house in Corcoran seemed too big for just...