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

Kim Palmer is editor/reporter for the Homes section of the Star Tribune. Previous coverage areas include city government, real estate and arts and entertainment 

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Palmer currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Jim. She graduated from St. Olaf College with majors in English and Psychology. After many years as a hockey/figure-skating mom, she now spends her leisure time singing in choirs.


Half of St. Paul's iconic 'double house' listed for $2.35M — complete with half a skyway

Fairy-tale Tudor Revival, built in 1910, has a "skyway" connecting it to the look-alike house next door.


Home in Bloomington now has a proper English kitchen

Cheery cottage-style makeover combines Old World charm with modern functionality.


9 cool Twin Cities homes from the Atomic Age

Midcentury modern tour showcases houses with retro character — and "mindful" updates.


After lightning destroyed home, owner rebuilt $1.9M Prior Lake estate

Huge home includes a pool, theater, basketball court and cavelike wine cellar.


Luxury backyard oasis in Deephaven shows how upscale a patio can be

The arrival of crisp fall weather doesn't bring an end to outdoor entertaining for Debbie and Scott Grieve.


$2M 'fantasy cabin' Up North hits market on Whitefish chain of lakes

The lodge-style lake home can comfortably sleep 24 people.


Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.


How one of the oldest homes in Marine on St. Croix was rescued and restored

"Ultimate volunteer" rescued and rejuvenated a historic landmark house in Marine on St. Croix, a passion project carried on by his daughter after his death.


Edina home is transformed for a couple's next chapter

An Edina couple with grown children remake their kitchen and sunroom for entertaining. The home is part of the Remodelers Showcase.


Ramsey Hill tour will open doors to homes of St. Paul's Gilded Age

The juxtaposition between 21st-century lifestyles and 19th-century architecture is the theme of this year's Ramsey Hill House Tour.