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.


Steven Hoag, Minnesota distance running legend, dies at 70

His best-known triumph was finishing second in the 1975 Boston Marathon behind Bill Rodgers, with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds.


Go inside 5 of the most expensive lake homes on the Twin Cities market

From $2.25 million to $11.9 million, these are some of the priciest luxurious lake shore homes in the metro.


Wallpaper entrepreneur embraces casual comfort at her Minneapolis home

The latest lifestyle buzzword is "hygge." And for Aimee Lagos, it's an apt description of her online wallpaper business — as well as her century-old Minneapolis house.


Puerto Rico trip canceled for Minnesota law enforcement volunteers

Fifteen Minnesota volunteers who speak Spanish were packed and ready to board an airplane Monday and fly to Puerto Rico to help Hurricane Maria relief…


Traffic congestion made Sunday seem more like a weekday rush hour

Closed I-35W, busy sports weekend create headaches Sunday in and around Mpls.


Family lake retreat in Wisconsin offers a warm welcome

Rich, rustic materials shape a family lake retreat in Wisconsin, designed to provide plenty of room for big gatherings. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.


Champion cyclist Greg LeMond's Medina mansion on the market for $5M

The three-time Tour de France winner will no longer bike the trails at his 40-acre country estate.


An '80s kitchen in Minnetonka gets a cost-effective makeover — without replacing the cabinets

A cost-effective '80s kitchen makeover reused existing cabinets while adding new, eye-pleasing elements.


Model spaces: Here's what caught our eye at the Parade of Homes

Last weekend, we explored nearly two dozen homes on this year's Fall Parade of Homes to check out design features and decor trends. Here's what caught our eye.


$6M lodge is ultimate Gull Lake getaway home

The 8,000-square-foot retreat offers sunrise and sunset views near Nisswa, Minn.