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Carmen Peota

Carmen Peota
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Carmen Peota is a Minneapolis freelance writer who, with her husband, has renovated three old houses and is contemplating the redo of their 75-year-old cabin. She writes about health and public policy as well as architecture and design. She recently lived and taught in Colombia, South America.
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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 great room’s comfy chairs are a favorite spot for viewing Lake Pepin.

Lake Pepin Farmhouse Made for A Crowd

This Lake Pepin farmhouse is made for a crowd
An all white kitchen with green chairs surrounding the center island.

Play House

Interior designer Andrew Flesher helps a family with three young boys give their home a playful update, making it all their own.
A clean-lined and modern kitchen that features a center island, stainless steel appliances and light wood in both the flooring and ceiling.

Edina Home Transformed for a New Era

SALA Architects, Erotas Building Corp., Talla Skogmo and Keenan & Sveiven Landscape give an Edina home a modern update while still retaining its charm.
The blue home's exterior gives a lodge feeling that meshes well with the natural surroundings.

A Luxury Lodge in West Lakeland by Divine Custom Homes

Surrounded by red pine, this Lodge style home built by Divine Custom Homes could be an up-north escape, but it’s close by.
The exterior of a Mediterranean-styled home on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Detail Homes Brings the Mediterranean to St. Paul

Detail Homes brings a slice of the Mediterranean to the Mississippi River shoreline in St. Paul with a home that offers the latest in amenities.
A remodeled living room by Peterssen Keller Architecture and KOR Interior Design at a cabin in Luck, Wisconsin.

Remodeling a Happy Getaway Cabin in Wisconsin

A cabin remodel in Luck, Wisconsin transforms a '70s split into a rustic contemporary using repurposed and invented items.
A seating area for entertaining is made up of a large sectional sofa with footstool, chairs and four TVs set in large entertainment stand.

An Edina Home Gets a Redesigned Lower Level

An Edina home redesign adds more elegance, versatility and livability to the lower level for a family after a watery mishap.
An Italian-styled kitchen shows off carved corbels, a heavily-veined granite, limestone hood hammered copper sink.

An Italian-Style Kitchen Makeover in Woodbury

An Italian-style kitchen gets a dream makeover complete with carved corbels, heavily-veined granite countertops, and a hammered copper-sink.

A Woodland Gardener Creates a 3-Acre Wonderland

This Stillwater gardener understands how to take what nature offers—and improve on it.
Locus Architecture Remodel Living Room

Classic Modern Mashup

A Tangletown Georgian gets a modern family room with a view.