Homes

Spring serves up a menu of some of nature’s best offerings. The season reawakens a love for all things fresh and effortless. Longer, brighter days shed new light on home entertaining.

There's a sense of pride that comes with being a hardy Minnesotan, embracing the winter chill and getting outdoors this time of year. Increasingly, homeowners are taking this trend to a new level by designing their backyard hardscapes for year-round use, focusing on fire features.

Linda and Larry Berger’s home on Medicine Lake is just about perfect. Its
spacious living areas, picturesque views and practical features take advantage
of the lakeshore property and make the house an optimal place to entertain.

When Mike and Jean Ysbrand adopted their third rescue dog last October, they were confident they could handle the addition, but would their house stand up to the challenge? With Riley, a hound mix, the Ysbrands knew a few things would have to go, including their old laminate floors.

As spring arrives, so does home-remodeling season. What better way to embrace the rising temps and sunny days than giving one of your favorite spaces a fresh coat of paint—or a fresh everything?

Situation: While living in Boston, Cindy Phillips and Michael Olson were ready to build the home they would live in following retirement—right here in Plymouth.

Problem: The lot they selected, on Medicine Lake near their son and his family, was 1,400 miles away.

Traveling through Plymouth, they’re hard to miss: lots of new houses, full of that fresh sawdust smell—and the optimism of a growing community.

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