Hartman Homes' modern cottage in Lake Elmo on the 2018 Luxury Home Tour

Visitors Guide to the 2018 Luxury Home Tour

Get a sneak peek at the must-see details in each home on the 2018 Luxury Home Tour.

Creating Space for Creative Spaces

From art studios to adventure caves, homes are now built for unconventional lifestyles. Check out these unique spaces on the 2018 Homes by Architects Tour.
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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 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...

Aging in Style

People thinking about designing homes for aging in place probably think first of single-level living and accessibility. While those factors are important, it is not the only way to support an active senior lifestyle....
Living room with table and chairs. Home No. 19 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour.

Coming Soon: AIA Minnesota’s Homes by Architects Tour

The annual, self-guided Homes by Architects Tour showcases the highest quality architect-designed homes across the Twin Cities metro area.

Warners’ Stellian Expands to Northeast Minneapolis

Warners’ Stellian, the family-owned appliance specialist, adds a new location at 2605 Broadway St. in Northeast Minneapolis for easy access for city dwellers.
Heather and Brad Fox of Fox Homes

HGTV Airs Pilot with Minnesota Real Estate/Renovation Duo

Minnetonka-based Fox Homes real estate/renovation duo hopes to be HGTV's newest stars with their pilot "Stay or Sell" launching July 9.

Alchemy Architects’ weeHouse Lives Large with New National Award

Alchemy Architects’ weeHouse continues to live large. Designed in Minnesota (the firm is located in St. Paul), built in Oregon, and delivered to the client in California, Alchemy’s Sonoma weeHouse (built in 2016) just...

The Latest in Cabin Design Trends Sleek, Modern, and Minimalist

"Cabinologist," author, and architect Dale Mulfinger notes an increasing demand for modern sleek cabins, especially among young families.
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Five Design Apps To Make Your Plans Reality

Using augmented reality (AR) technology, anyone with a smartphone can "see" the design, landscape, and furnishings of their indoor and outdoor spaces with a quick tap of their touch-screen.