Home & Garden

$2.25M penthouse condo offers skyscraper views in heart of downtown Mpls.

The Wells Fargo building, Westin Hotel and RBC Tower at sunset from the patio of the Six Quebec rooftop condo.

If you've ever wondered about that green glass cube on the roof at 6th and Marquette, now is your chance to look inside.

Cramped, dark kitchen in Kenwood is transformed into 'heart of the home'

A novel idea — cabinets with etched-glass fronts and backs.

How to turn an outdated kitchen into something stylish and spectacular.


Kagan designs shown at Manhattan gallery

Furniture designer Vladimir Kagan never ran out of creative fuel, and he was still at work on new projects when he…


Snowy Owl predictions stand

We are waiting for the owls


Collecting bird eggs once was an active hobby

Called oology, referring to the study of eggs


In winter, this northern Minnesota bog attracts birders from around the country

Not all the birds flew south, and Sax-Zim bog is a great place to watch — even from your car.


Same house, second inspection... what now?

What happens when we get a request to inspect a house a second time? This question comes from a thousand other home inspectors.


$1.4M townhouse offers 'suburban living' in Minneapolis' North Loop

The home has panoramic views of the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline.


The story of Southdale and northern-climate gardening

The man behind Southdale In an evening dedicated to the Austrian architect who designed Southdale Center in Edina, the Minnesota Design Center hosts “Victor…


Home listings: What $240,000 buys in the Twin Cities

St. Louis Park Built in 1950, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house has 1,406 square feet and features an upper-level bedroom, newer roof, furnace and air-conditioning, hardwood…


Home plan: French country comfort

PLAN HOTW170045 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,828 Bed/bathrooms: 4/4 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Unfinished walkout basement, crawl space, slab   Exceptional flow and…


The dread carpet treatment

How to keep your carpet looking guest-ready.


Put out the welcome mattress for guests

Guests can rest easy without a guest bed.


Renting and the law: Landlord wants to renovate before tenant moves out

Q: I have lived in my apartment for almost four years. I might be moving out when my lease ends. About two months ago, I…


Metro area couple build haven for young people with brain injuries, including their son

A small group home in West Lakeland Township provides sensory stimulation and individualized care.


Does a duck's quack echo?

Strange things people believe


Birds have 'ageless ears,' but airport noise may push them

Q: I work at the airport and see many birds. Because of all the noise around here, I’m wondering if they become deaf. A: That’s…


Treasures: Partial tea set should be cherished as family heirloom

Q: I have a set of 10 coffee cups designed by W.G. & Co. that belonged to my great-grandmother — I believe in the 1870s.…


FLIR ONE Pro: a home inspector's review

I had a chance to test out the FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera, which is a $399 mobile phone accessory with the same resolution as the FLIR E6.