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.


New home in historic Stillwater is modern inside, traditional outside

A couple's new home reflects their love for modern architecture, while blending with their historic Stillwater neighborhood.


$4.75M ultra-modern home on St. Croix River is like 'living in a work of art'

The retreat, designed by an acclaimed Twin Cities architect, has 600 feet of riverfront.


$1.35M ranch home comes with vineyard, indoor horse arena near River Falls, Wis.

The 11-acre hobby farm is a dream for wine lovers.


Modern urban condo in Kenwood is duplex for the 21st century

Next month, you can get an inside look at one of the completed and fully furnished condos during the Luxury Home Tour.


Exotic Maplewood grotto inspired by Hawaii is featured on water garden tour

Exotic grotto inspired by Hawaii highlights Minnesota Water Garden Society's tour July 28-29.


Rah-rah room for Minnesota Gopher fans

Dark basement is converted into a sports-bar-style TV and game room.


$11M home on Lake Minnetonka's Lookout Point is a water-sport wonderland

The nearly 6,000-square-foot Wayzata Bay property has 180-degree panoramic views of the lake.


Old farm granary in Lake Elmo is upcycled to become new modern home

Wood from an old farm granary was creatively repurposed to create an open, airy home.


Mpls. woman becomes her own general contractor to revive vintage home

After getting "unbelievable high bids" for restoring and updating her 1910 Arts & Crafts home in south Minneapolis, she decided to put on the general contractor hat.


Marcy Kronfeld, go-getter and Realtor, dies at 88

In the 1960s, Marcy Kronfeld was shopping at Dayton's with her two children and stopped at the Oak Grill for lunch.The staff told her that…