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

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

Dr. Samuel Carlson, physician and health care leader, dies at 71

Dr. Sam Carlson was a big shot in his field — health care — who didn't feel the need to act like one."He's known nationally…

Create your dream home – get expert strategies at Home of the Month event

Architects share expert design ideas and strategies — and offer private one-on-one consultations — at Home of the Month event.

Massive $3.245M country estate in Mayer, Minn., boasts two houses

Home in Mayer is two houses in one, plus a super-size shed.

Historic log B&B near Hayward, Wis., on market for $899,000

Former fishing camp on Big Spider Lake is now operated as bed and breakfast.

$1.2M home with Duluth Harbor view was designed by celebrated architect — who lives next door

House overlooking Lake Superior and the Duluth Harbor was designed by David Salmela — who lives next door.

A sunny DIY 'Beach Room' warms up winter at a Minnesota cabin

Beach-inspired bedroom warms up winter at the cabin.

Baby boomers tell all about selling their suburban homes and moving to downtown Minneapolis

What's it really like to shed your big suburban home and move downtown? Empty nesters tell all — the good, the bad and the surprising.

Color returns to the kitchen in upcoming Parade of Homes

After years of white-out, color is starting to return to the kitchen for the upcoming Parade of Homes.

For $1.445M, this enormous party-ready Minnesota house comes with a Corvette convertible

Super-size home comes with an indoor pool, a sport court — and a Corvette.

After fire destroyed their Minneapolis home, a couple re-created it

While the original home had many beautiful, timeless features, a lot has changed since it was built in the late 1920s.