Lynn Underwood | Star Tribune
Reporter | Homes

Lynn Underwood is a reporter for the Star Tribune's Home & Garden section covering remodeling, design, trends, new housing, architecture and gardening. She also writes for the Variety section.  

Underwood grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree. After college, she was a camp counselor at Camp Tamarack, St. Croix State Park. She lives in Plymouth with her husband and son, and spends free time gardening, traveling, going Up North to the family cabin, movies, checking out the newest taproom, playing Bunco and keeping up with pop culture.

Twin Cities designers weigh in on Color of the Year

Twin Cities design pros are either big fans or unimpressed by Pantone's audacious Living Coral.

$2.6M cabin on Gull Lake features luxury boathouse

Up North getaway home on the water comes with easy, remote-controlled mechanical boat-launch system.

Edina couple fine-tuned their modest rambler for modern living

They transformed their modest midcentury home to maximize a prime corner lot.

Inside $3.45M mansion where Mark Dayton and Dean Phillips once lived

The 1913 Georgian Revival in Minneapolis boasts a huge family room addition, multiple office spaces and backyard swimming pool.

Where to find bargain-priced, secondhand holiday decor in the Twin Cities

Castoff holiday trees, ornaments and home accents are available at bargain prices at Twin Cities resale shops.

S. Scott Nicholas, allergist and respiratory disease advocate, dies at 81

In 1966, he joined Eisenstadt Allergy & Asthma in Minneapolis, where he treated children and adult allergy sufferers for 52 years.

St. Paul garden features landscaped living rooms – one in the center of a pond

A small St. Paul backyard boasts various spots for relaxing — including one in the center of a pond.

St. Paul couple transformed condemned industrial building into modern loft-style home

Outside, it looks like an old industrial building, but inside is a comfortable loft-style home in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Twin Cities designers share tips on adding pizazz to spruce-tip pots

Two design pros offer tips for creating seasonal containers that will brighten your door all winter long.

A Minneapolis architect fine-tunes his own Arts and Crafts gem

This Craftsman-style home has been updated for 21st-century living.