Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes

Kim Palmer is editor/reporter for the Homes section of the Star Tribune. Previous coverage areas include city government, real estate and arts and entertainment 

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Palmer currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Jim. She graduated from St. Olaf College with majors in English and Psychology. After many years as a hockey/figure-skating mom, she now spends her leisure time singing in choirs.


Musician's $2.4 million home in Plymouth comes with its own wildly imaginative concert venue

'Music room' includes stage, bar and light/sound system.


Dark split-level home in Deephaven is now light, fresh and open

Makeover makes the most of a suburban split-level with an unusual layout.


$1.3M home on Stillwater's St. Croix River bluff offers panoramic views

A local architect designed a Prairie School house "tucked away" on a wooded lot near downtown Stillwater.


The Bluff House in Stillwater has panoramic views of St. Croix River

Home's design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright


Tour a $1.255M Minneapolis dream home during Parade of Homes

The couple behind Jkath Design Build + Reinvent made their Tudor-inspired "forever home."


Tour a Parade of Homes Dream Home

Modern Tudor in Minneapolis is design/build couple's own dream home.


Pandemic prompts Minnesotans to make room for grandparents

Concerns about child care, finances and family togetherness have accelerated the trend to multigenerational living.


$2.575M home in Deephaven was designed for entertaining

Home sits on almost an acre of wooded land


Minneapolis gardener transformed gritty city lot into productive urban farm

Resourceful Minneapolis gardener produces a bounty and sows sustainability in the heart of the city.


New luxury condo tower in Minneapolis is the height of home design

Eleven on the River has a New York pedigree and a Minnesota accent.