WCCO coverage of the Ramsey Hill House Tour

September 19th, 2013

Check out this mornings LIVE WCCO interview for the Ramsey Hill House Tour. I was up at 4 am to get to the shoot and it was really fun! Writing for the last three tours has been educational and every ...

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The Donaldson Mansion in Minneapolis

April 3rd, 2013

1712 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis Nestled on top of Lowry Hill in Minneapolis is a beautiful home like none other.Built in 1906, this stunning home was designed for Lawrence Donaldson, who wit...

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Locust Lodge in Frontenac

March 6th, 2013

  29133 Garrard Avenue, Frontenac Built around 1853, this beautiful example of a Greek Revival  home is quietly tucked away behind a row of trees, and at one time had grand views of the Mississi...

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Preservation isn’t just for grand houses

October 19th, 2012

The log cabin pictured around 1900-10 from Lakeshore Weekly News So many times when hearing about historic preservation, people immediately think of some Victorian home or histori...

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The Northome Stone Arch

October 12th, 2012

Northome Stone Arch, Deephaven, MN In an area of Deephaven known mostly to locals is a stone arch rising out of the trees as you drive through a quite neighborhood. Built in 1906 by the german st...

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Know Your House’s Style

October 6th, 2012

I see it all the time. An agent that doesn't specialize in historic homes lists a home for sale and calls it a Victorian when it is really something else. You would think that the "year built" would g...

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My Feature in the Star Tribune

September 28th, 2012

302 Fremont Avenue, Anoka It's always nice to get a call to speak about the importance of historic home preservation. It rarely happens to be a feature article in a major local newspaper, so yo...

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Best Home of the Summit Hill House Tour

September 9th, 2012

By far the best home on the 2012 Summit Hill House Tour in St. Paul was 7 Heather  Place. Of course, I will throw in 5 Heather Place too, as they both are attached. These two homes are amazing, not ...

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Newel Posts

July 3rd, 2012

  One of my favorite architectural details in historic old homes is the newel and finial found at the base of wooden staircases. Most people just refer to them as "newel posts". Sometimes I find simp...

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