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Nancy Ngo is the Star Tribune Home & Garden Editor and contributor to the Variety section.


A modest addition opens up a dated St. Paul Colonial and allows for views of Lake Como

Reconfiguring the flow and adding just 425 square feet gave this 1939 St. Paul home an airy, updated feel.


Gallery: Old Mill Norwood Young America

For those in Norwood Young America and passersby along the city's main street, a known quantity is a nearly 160-year-old mill house. Erin Allard now owns it along with two buildings on the property. You would never guess from the exterior, which keeps its original, old-fashioned rustic charm, the new life that has been breathed into the spaces.


Linden Hills home with 49-foot waterslide, saltwater hot tub lists for $1.995 million

The rare Viennese Secessionist-style home, which has been fully updated, lends itself to entertaining indoors and out.


Gallery: Homegazing Minneapolis Waterslide

Minneapolis home comes with 49-foot resort-style waterslide and architect-driven, custom details.


$434,900 Robbinsdale rambler makes use of every square inch of space

The homeowners brought in an architect who created light-filled, sculptural spaces.


Gallery: Homegazing Robbinsdale rambler

A Robbinsdale rambler that makes use of every square inch.


Father-and-son duo build DIY 'bridging room' in family's Dassel area cabin

The two turned a breezeway into a gathering spot and made new favorite memories in the process.


'Artful' furnished 1877 townhouse on Minneapolis' Nicollet Island lists for $1.2 million

From Old World Europe to Asia, each level of the historic home is themed to transport you around the world.


Inside the Versailles-inspired brick townhome listing on Minneapolis' Nicollet Island

From Old World Europe to Asia, each level of the historic home is themed to transport you around the world.


Forest Lake home on rare 'sugar sand' beach lists for $749,900

The updated 1,600-square-foot home offers one-level living on a clear, shallow lake perfect for families with young kids.