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.


$3.2M loft in downtown Mpls. boasts rooftop deck, views of the Mississippi

The luxe North Star Lofts was the first warehouse conversion in Minneapolis' Mill District.


Creating a 'timeless' kitchen in a St. Louis Park Cape Cod

A new kitchen brings today's amenities to a 1940s Cape Cod by turning three confining spaces into an open and functional floor plan.


Interior design pro calls the shots for new-fashioned farmhouse in Burnsville

After years of helping clients create their dream homes, Renae Keller and her family were eager to build a home "exactly the way we wanted."


Iconic Stillwater B&B from the 1880s hits the market for $1.2M

1880s Sauntry Mansion keeps the Victorian vibe alive, while enhancing it with Swedish steam showers and whirlpool tubs.


'Less is enough' at tiny cabin on edge of BWCA

A Twin Cities couple savor getting off the grid at their 600-square-foot retreat near Ely, designed by a "cabinologist."


HGTV's first giveaway home in Minn. is 'Urban Oasis' near Minnehaha Falls

The winner of the network's annual sweepstakes will own this fully furnished, rehabbed farmhouse with Nordic charm.


These Twin Cities households are run by the sun

Thinking about going solar? Twin Cities homeowners will share their knowledge about their rooftop solar systems.


1950s St. Paul rambler gets a streamlined new kitchen and mudroom

A modern kitchen and mudroom enhance a rambler's midcentury modern style.


Century-old former fire station now one-of-a-kind Mpls. condo priced at $1.1M

The fire pole is long gone — but the renovated Minneapolis firehouse now works as a flexible three-bedroom loft.


Minnesota's first Del Webb community among 385 models on Parade of Homes

A new 55-plus community in Corcoran, with year-round resort-style living, is among the 385 models open during the Parade of Homes.