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

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

Designer home on Lake Minnetonka showcases super-sized luxury

For its 20th anniversary, this year's designer showcase home event goes big — a massive new mansion on Lake Minnetonka with something for everyone — even a room for the family dog.

Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

The royal roost includes a turret, courtyard, seven garage bays and a chapel-turned-movie theater.

Go inside 5 of the most expensive lake homes on the Twin Cities market

From $2.25 million to $11.9 million, these are some of the priciest luxurious lake shore homes in the metro.

'90s home in Eagan gets a thoroughly modern kitchen makeover

Remodeled '90s kitchen has fresh style, better functionality — and a view of the backyard pond.

Catherine Oakeson, who advocated plus-size positivity, dies at 49

On her popular website “Cat’s House of Fun” (, Catherine Oakeson referred to herself as “the fat chick.” It wasn’t a putdown, but a statement…

$11.9M Lake Minnetonka estate with shrine to wine is priciest on market

Grand Old World home has seven fireplaces, four kitchens — and its own 3-hole golf course.

Harriet Lazaroff, farmer with artistic flair, dies at 87

She died Sept. 11 at age 87 in a Golden Valley nursing home after battling heart and lung disease.

Twin Cities' gems of midcentury modern architecture will be on tour

Like midcentury style? Seven Twin Cities area homes will open their doors for a tour Oct. 7.

New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

Ready to downsize and set the stage for aging in place, a design pro created her own dream home in a 1961 rambler in New Hope.

Model spaces: Here's what caught our eye at the Parade of Homes

Last weekend, we explored nearly two dozen homes on this year's Fall Parade of Homes to check out design features and decor trends. Here's what caught our eye.