Kim Palmer | Star Tribune
Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes

Kim Palmer covers architecture, design, décor, gardening, landscaping and home-related lifestyle trends.

Lake Minnetonka Pillsbury mansion slated for teardown

Orono grants a permit to raze grand Lake Minnetonka estate.

Lake Minnetonka's hometown paparazzi snaps boaters at play

Minnetonka goes Hollywood as boaters smile for the Tonka Paparazzi's camera.

Atheist activist's rare geodesic dome home hits market in north Minneapolis

The dome home, built in 1982, includes three levels and a spiral staircase.

Family builds a modern, 3-generational house in Golden Valley

Multigenerational living goes green and modern when parents, kids and grandparents make their home under one solar-paneled roof.

Star Tribune's 2018 Beautiful Gardens winners announced

The gardens selected in the Star Tribune's annual contest range from lush urban boulevards to suburban gardens on a grand scale.

$1.35M historic brewery complex in Jordan boasts 6 apartments, 2 houses and a cave

Built in the 1860s, the limestone building used to cool its beer in a cavern carved into a bluff.

1970s split-level on Lake Minnetonka is transformed for modern living

Older homes are an endangered species on red-hot real estate like Lake Minnetonka.

Garden tour, late-season crops, DIY patio seminar and more

Native plant sale It’s never too late to fill those empty spaces left in your yard or garden. Natural Shore Technologies is offering a

Grandparents build a modern home in their daughter's Mendota Heights backyard

The family's unusual living situation means the grandparents can spend time with their grandson on the spur of the moment.

$5.99M Minneapolis mansion has a fame-filled, party-packed history

Urban estate in Lowry Hill has been an art world party spot that once hosted Andy Warhol.