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.


$1.7M 'castle' on Summit Avenue is restored survivor of St. Paul's Gilded Age

The 11,000-square-foot brick mansion comes with a secret room (among many other things).


Suburban empty nesters 'start fresh' in new downtown Mpls. condo building

An empty-nest couple transitioned from a house in the suburbs to a condo in downtown Minneapolis, with a designer assist.


Prince's Caribbean estate sells for $10.8 million

Beachfront home with purple driveway was bought by North Carolina businessman


Are Twin Cities bungalow homes an endangered species?

A beloved American house style faces new challenges — urban development and a generation of buyers with an HGTV-honed aesthetic.


Minnetonka's gray-haired Friday Boys are church's worker bees — and BFFs

For 18 years, the Boys have been showing up on Friday mornings at the Minnetonka campus of Bethlehem Lutheran to tackle odd jobs.


Rare dome home in Inver Grove Heights is a futuristic throwback to another era

Rare geodesic house sits on more than 5 acres in Inver Grove Heights.


Minnesota Opera singer, teacher Emma Small dies at 85

Emma Small was short in stature. But there was nothing small about her glorious mezzo-soprano voice."She was tall in the rich sound she produced and…


Sleek, hip design is the latest look of senior living in the Twin Cities

Twin Cities elder communities are investing in fresh, modern design to woo a style-savvy generation — and their adult children.


Historic party palace on Lake of the Isles hits market for $2.28M

"We spent nearly as much on the remodeling as we did on the house," the owner said.


Transforming a Minneapolis bungalow kitchen by moving a built-in-buffet

Moving a built-in buffet helped transform a cramped, dark space into a bright, efficient and inviting one.