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.


'Property Brothers' dish on what it'll take for them to do makeover show in Minn.

The superstar twins bring their renovation expertise and sibling snark to the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show.


Childhood friends from Edina recycle flowers into bouquets of beauty for seniors

Their simple mission of giving a gift of recycled flowers has sprouted into a flourishing enterprise.


Minnesotan wrote the book on how to build a 'green' dream home

Minneapolis homeowner shares her hands-on experience of "Building a Sustainable Home."


$1.8M condo in Minnesota's tallest residential tower boasts bird's-eye views

Corner unit in the Carlyle offers sweeping vistas of downtown Minneapolis' skyscrapers and stadiums.


Century-old Linden Hills farmhouse is reincarnated for family life today

A family outgrew their 1907 home in Linden Hills — so they remade it for today.


Leland Krebs Jr., Great River B& B owner, dies at 88

Lydia Gnos met Leland Krebs Jr. when she was waiting tables and he was tending bar in 1987 at the Harbor View Cafe in Pepin,…


$1.2M Queen Anne mansion on Summit Avenue is postcard from the past

The well-preserved Victorian brownstone was designed by a renowned architect.


What's hot in kitchen renovations right now

Quartz is king, white rules and black stainless steel is ascending, according to uber-popular 2019 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.


How to transform an unheated Minnesota porch into a comfortable home office

A Roseville telecommuter converted an unheated porch into a comfortable office.


Twin Cities designers forecast home decor for 2019

Kitchens with color, herringbone patterns for tile and flooring, and dark and moody hues are trends to look for.