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Maud Lake Marvel

Maud Lake Marvel

On a winding road framed by tall swaying trees and glistening lake views, sits the distinctive lake home of Dave and Mary Morinville. Situated on a gently sloping lot on the sunset side of Maud Lake…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

In 2013, Paula Boehm listened to an area property owner’s mission, vision and dreams for Craftsman-style home. She nodded, leaned in, made notes and listened attentively as her client spoke…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Nantucket in Northern Minnesota

Nantucket in Northern Minnesota

Patrick and Maryann are from the same small town. Both went away to college, discovered each other on a whole new level, fell in love, got married, and returned to start their lives together…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
In with the Old

In with the Old

When Deb Benedict is asked to name the aspect that was most influential in the design of her home, she replies simply “Mike.” It is easy to see why as you walk through the 6,000-square-foot home…

Filed in Feature Homes by on January 1, 2015

Gardening

The Rain Garden

The Rain Garden

Rain gardens not only enhance the beauty of homes and neighborhoods, they help protect one of our most valuable resources – water.

Filed in Gardening, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Blooming plants are welcome at my house during the holiday season. Whether welcome as guests or housemates depends on how easy the plans are to care for after they bloom…

Filed in Gardening by on November 15, 2014
Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards

Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards

When the Midwest turns red and gold, it’s time to get out a garden spade. Autumn is the ideal time for planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs.

Filed in Gardening by on September 17, 2014

Landscaping

Paver Options Abound

Paver Options Abound

When the frigid winter weather is over for the season, it is time to once again start thinking about backyard barbecues and sprucing up the exterior of your home.

Filed in Landscaping by on February 2, 2015
Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Managing storm water is a big deal on lakeshore properties. Excess water running too fast can cause erosion and send pollutants into our lakes.

Filed in Landscaping by on June 30, 2014
Mowing 101

Mowing 101

Spring is here, and that large patch of white surround your house has turned green. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about your lawn.

Filed in Landscaping by on May 30, 2014

Destinations

Ottertail

Ottertail

On the surface, the small city of Ottertail may seem like just another quiet lakeside community. Look deeper, and you’ll discover a vibrant arts scene, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and year-round entertainment options…

Filed in Destinations, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014
Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

It’s back to the future for Detroit Mountain. With a touch of nostalgia mixed with new technology and an eye on the future, the four-season, 200-acre Detroit Mountain Recreation Area near Detroit Lakes, Minn….

Filed in Construction, Destinations by on October 1, 2014

Design & Decor

Timeless Elegance

Timeless Elegance

Upscale hotels are not the only places where gorgeous vessel sinks are appearing. they are quickly becoming a desirable design feature in bath spaces for many homeowners and businesses.

Filed in Design and Decor by on February 4, 2015
Wondrous Wood

Wondrous Wood

Greg Tax, President of Sharp-Edge Hardwoods Floors works alongside his dad, and company Vice President, Chuck Tax installing beautiful hardwood floors in homes throughout greater Minnesota and beyond.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Wallpaper is the Big Little Player

Wallpaper is the Big Little Player

I am so excited wallpaper is trending back into favor. I still get a lot of resistance from clients when I suggest using it, but nothing takes a drab room to fab with a minimal amount of money and time.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015
Backsplash Beautiful

Backsplash Beautiful

Functional. Protective. Easy to clean. Backsplashes became popular under these humble beginnings. Homeowners discovered they needed something to keep the areas behind their kitchen and bath sinks, ranges…

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on February 3, 2015

On The Lake

Catch the New Wave of Water Toys

Catch the New Wave of Water Toys

Every year there is a new wave of “water toys” flooding the market, especially in Minnesota where water runs wild…

Filed in In This Issue, On The Lake, Recreation by on February 3, 2015
The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Owning a home (or two) can be difficult. There’s knowing what stuff you have, where it’s located, when you acquired it, warranty expiration information…

Filed in Maintenance by on October 1, 2014
Lake and Home Interview

Lake and Home Interview

Summertime at the family cabin is typically a dream vacation. But the threat of severe weather can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare…

Filed in Lakeside Living by on August 9, 2014

Ask the Home Experts

Q: How does the maintenance of a timber frame home differ from that of a conventionally-framed home?

Q: How does the maintenance of a timber frame home differ from that of a conventionally-framed home?

A: The timber frame structure itself does not create any significant maintenance for the homeowner. However…

Filed in Home Experts by on February 8, 2015
Q: I like to stay current with trends in fashion and home décor and am intrigued by this year’s “color of the year” Marsala. How can I incorporate it into my home without taking on a full scale redesign?

Q: I like to stay current with trends in fashion and home décor and am intrigued by this year’s “color of the year” Marsala. How can I incorporate it into my home without taking on a full scale redesign?

Pantone’s Marsala

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on February 2, 2015
Q: What are the major differences  between hardwood and engineered  flooring?

Q: What are the major differences between hardwood and engineered flooring?

A: “Hardwood flooring is a solid 3/4 inch thick product that consists of the same material throughout,” says Denny Johnson of Cullen’s Home Center, “Solid hardwood requires…”

Filed in Home Experts by on December 31, 2014

Food & Wine

Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014
Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Despite our area having a somewhat strange growing season this summer, our weekly baskets overflowed with fresh, locally grown garden veggies all season long. At this time of year, it’s always hard to say goodbye…

Filed in Food and Wine by on September 29, 2014

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