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Joel Hoekstra

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Joel Hoekstra writes frequently about design and architecture for Midwest Home and has contributed to a wide range of publications, including This Old House, Metropolis, ASID Icon and Architecture Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis in a 1906 Dutch Colonial that is overdue for a full remodel—or at least a coat of fresh paint.
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North Loop Condo Renovation Features Reclaimed Wood

Owner Jared Goodwin salvaged wood from his family's farm for his condo remodel.
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White Crane Refreshes a Historic North Loop Loft

A former Minneapolis warehouse gets a structural and cosmetic facelift.
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Peterssen/Keller Architecture Opens Views in a Minnetonka Kitchen

This Minnetonka kitchen remodel honors the original architecture and maximizes views.
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Architect Charles Stinson Creates a Home for His Family With Stunning Results

Two relatives created a new residence for a Minneapolis couple hoping to enjoy their retirement years—and host their entire clan.
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Linden Hills Rambler Redone

This Linden Hills family built a new second story—rather than a new home.
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Wayzata’s Parisian Paradise by Nor-Son Inc.

This elegant Wayzata home delivers Parisian ambiance and classical detailing.
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Edina Exquisiteness by OSLO Builders

Luxe and livable, this Edina residence brings the outside in.
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Wayzata Easy Living by OSLO Builders

This Wayzata home boasts an ideal location and age-in-place features.
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Architecture on a Budget: Creating an Architect-Designed Home Within Your Means

Minnesota architects weigh in on how to achieve the perfect space on an affordable budget.