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

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


A new kitchen in Mendota Heights boldly breaks the mold

An island and dining table in one create the ultimate gathering spot.


With debut show, Edina couple could be HGTV's next stars

Network will air pilot next month featuring the Twin Cities home-renovating duo.


Purple is this year's hot garden color

The royal hue is taking root in the garden this growing season.


Beyond taxidermy: The best art to decorate your Minnesota cabin

Artwork for a getaway home should tell your personal story.


$11M Lake Minnetonka castle with nine fireplaces once hosted Dick Cheney

Massive English-style mansion features 19 bathrooms, two helicopter pads, but no moat.


$2.25M lighthouse-themed retreat overlooks Superior, comes with boat barn

Sailing enthusiast's getaway home boasts nautical details, plus authentic Norwegian sauna and 400 feet of shoreline.


Handy homeowners spent 3 decades restoring historic home on Park Avenue

The 1898 home will be featured on a Park Avenue tour in June.


Two walking tours will explore the gilded history of Minneapolis' Park Avenue

Two walking tours will explore the architecture and people of Minneapolis' Park Avenue.


Secluded compound on St. Croix River with 125-foot tram hits market for $826K

Author and architect's riverside retreat includes 3 seasonal cabins, a huge shed and a tram.


5 Minnesota homes now on the market where you can live the resort life

Some upper-bracket homes take summer living and entertaining to a grand level.