Lynn Underwood | Star Tribune
Reporter | Homes

Lynn Underwood writes about new home construction, remodeling, architecture, design, decorating and real estate for the Sunday Homes section. She also writes garden-related stories for the Variety Home + Garden section.

Minneapolis woman dramatically transforms rundown vacant home

A once-rundown home is one of 47 revitalized residences that will roll out the welcome mats for the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour April 28-29.

Tips from design pros on how to reinvent your home — or build a new one

Twin Cities architects will share today's smart design strategies at a "Your Home, Your Way" event.

Ultra-modern $4.495M glass home with Hollywood Hills vibe overlooks Cedar Lake

Private urban retreat offers two homes in one.

Susan Stan, renowned children's literature professor, dies at 72

Via teaching, speaking, writing and editing, Stan never missed an opportunity to share her passion for children's literature.

Eyesore patio is now a bluestone beauty – and eco-friendly

An outdoor space near Lake Nokomis went from concrete eyesore to bluestone beauty.

A cubed cabin in northern Minnesota makes the most of lake views

A northern retreat's boxy modern design maximizes lake views while blending into the landscape.

Bachman's and Galleria stage a reincarnation of Macy's Flower Show in Edina

Vibrant Technicolor gardens are a sure cure for the wintry blues at Galleria's first indoor flower show.

A Cokato couple transformed an old farmstead into English country gardens

A can-do Cokato couple transformed former farmland into lush English country gardens.

Spring flower show, grow a garden, fruit trees, Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and more

Z Gallerie opens at the Galleria.

Host Paige Davis talks nuts and bolts of 'Trading Spaces' reboot

Davis will share insights at the Home & Garden Show about the reboot, which is also bringing back many of the original "Spaces" crew members.