Homes

A military family poses for a photo in their kitchen.

The Shipstads love the charm and location of their home near Lake Minnetonka that they’ve owned since 2003. After years of saving, Scott and Jenny Shipstad are finally making some dream updates.

Like many of us who call Lake Minnetonka home, Beth Duyvejonck and Brian Kirkvold love living close to such a beautiful body of water.

Homeowners looking to improve their outdoor lighting might be surprised to learn that so few companies specialize in this area.

You know how New Year’s resolutions go: We vow to work out, eat healthy, travel and so on.

Stumped on decorating your home exterior for the holidays? Jessie Jacobson, owner of Tonkadale Greenhouse, has a few suggestions.

Like many longtime Minnetonka residents, Josh and Mae Tunks fell in love with their property: the quiet street, the wooded lot with plenty of shade, and the proximity to their extended family. But their aging rambler itself? Not so much.

When Wendy Baker, who opened home goods boutique Provisions in Excelsior 36 years ago, thinks about Thanksgiving, she doesn’t think of party planning.

Trust. It’s arguably the most important factor in any relationship. And that certainly includes the relationship between an interior designer and their client. A remodeling project can be a formidable undertaking, with budgets and timelines and tastes up in the air.

Pottery Barn is well-known nationwide for its comfortable collection of furniture, home décor and accessories. Now, shoppers at Ridgedale Center can enjoy Pottery Barn right here in town; the Minnetonka location opened last summer.

Minnetonka is known for its plethora of activities and cultural experiences for people of all ages. More than ever, it’s becoming a great place for seniors to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and friendly residents.

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