Q+A: Mette Nielsen Inspires a More Thoughtful Approach to Residential Land Use

A forward-thinking European-style approach takes center stage.

Close Associates Reinvents a Duplex

A downsizing couple remakes rental property a rightsized home
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Wayzata’s Parisian Paradise by Nor-Son Inc.

This elegant Wayzata home delivers Parisian ambiance and classical detailing.

Aging in Style

Aging in place takes on a whole new look on the 2018 Homes by Architects Tour by AIA Minnesota. Check out modern homes for active seniors on the tour September 15&16.
A small living and bedroom separated by shelving.

Christopher Strom Architects Wins “Best Contemporary” in Architects Challenge

Christopher Strom Architects takes home the award for "Best Contemporary" in Marvin Windows and Doors' annual Architects Challenge.
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A Brightly Colored Front Door Helps a Home Stand Out

Painting your front door a bright and fun color is a great way to make a statement and help your home stand out from the rest on your street.
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Would You Tear Down F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Home?

Would you tear down a home or remodel it to make it perfect for you and your family?

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Nicole Curtis: Rehabber on a Mission

HGTV star Nicole Curtis saves old houses, one rehab at a time.

Charmed by the Char: Is Shou Sugi Ban Getting Hot?

When an industrious young couple approached Jody McGuire (Midwest Home’s 2017 Emerging Talent) about designing a new project that would accommodate all of their hobbies—workshop, bike storage, micro-brewery, sauna, garden—the architect and her clients...
Inspired by mountain lodges commonly seen in the western United States, this new Lake Elmo home features high ceilings, reclaimed beams, and metal railings. Part of Midwest Home's 2018 Luxury Home Tour.

Golf Lovers’ Retreat

Inspired by expansive mountain lodges, this modern-yet-rustic rambler’s open design is meant for a recreational lifestyle
Disappear Retreat by Carly Coulson shows an-all window room overlooking a forest.

Architect Carly Coulson on Less is More

Environmentally friendly design
Outdoor pool on Lake Minnetonka

Luxury in the Twin Cities: Outdoors

Part of the appeal of living on Lake Minnetonka, of course, is the opportunity to enjoy the water, the summer breezes, and the natural surroundings.