Homes

Once a year, homes around the lake area transform into awe-inspiring displays of holiday pride.

From the front, 201 Mill St. in Excelsior looks just as it did more than 100 years ago.

This past summer, the $10 million Trails of Orono senior housing development opened. Located minutes from downtown Wayzata along the Luce Line Trail, this one-of-a-kind establishment paints a new picture of the way seniors can savor their days.

Some folks have that preternatural ability to see what isn’t there. They can look beyond any flaws, foibles or failings, and see the possibility of what could be.

Like chef-driven restaurants, architect-designed homes are uniquely wonderful, offering creative solutions that avoid the mundane. The AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour, held September 22–23, is your opportunity to see 17–18 such hom

Construction began this past spring on The Promenade of Wayzata, a mixed-use development going up in the former Wayzata Bay Center site. The North and Superior blocks are to be completed in late 2013, according to John Mehrkens with developer Presbyterian Homes & Services.

For more than 80 years, Minnesota Tile & Stone has been one of the few local purveyors of patio, driveway and fireplace products, and now Minnetonka is home to their latest showroom.

Olov Strole isn’t one to hesitate when it comes to asking for a deal—and his initial meeting with current business partner Chad Commers proves the point.

Instead of making an executive decision, the City of Wayzata has opted to ask its residents how they would like to see the some $100,000 spent to improve the city’s lakefront.

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