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.


Irwin Jacobs' Orono mansion back on the market for $12 million

The 20-acre estate on Shoreline Drive is the third most expensive single-family home in Minnesota currently listed on the MLS.


$1.59M island home is a 'hidden treasure' south of St. Paul on Mississippi River

Grey Cloud Island property boasts five bedrooms, swimming pool and serene setting only 13 miles from St. Paul.


Luxe Euro-modern Lake Minnetonka mansion stands out on Artisan Home Tour

A new 12,000-square-foot Orono mansion with an international vibe is on the roster of residences open for the Artisan Home Tour.


Seniors read, then recycle, with Green Books' free used-books outreach

Green Books has given away about 148,000 books so far.


$6 million stone mansion brings a taste of Italy to Lake Minnetonka

Revitalized lakeside home features seven fireplaces, 100 feet of shoreline and a carriage-house apartment.


After a devastating fire, a new eco-friendly farmhouse is born in Central Minnesota

After losing what they thought was their "forever" home, a couple built a new country house in Avon.


A Minnesota expert's guide to unusual herbs

Twin Cities grower shares her cultivating tips, savory recipes and plants that go "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme."


How to make a creative container garden for your home

Garden designers share recipes for creative containers to bring a mini-garden to your doorstep or deck.


$1.17M penthouse offers sky-high luxury — 27 floors above downtown Mpls.

The condo's luxe urban living includes three bedrooms and two outdoor balconies.


Home in the woods near Stillwater is serene Scandinavian sanctuary

Gables, a thickly wooded site and a Scandinavian sensibility define the design of a sustainable home.