Great Sources for Hard to Find Replacement Pieces

February 19th, 2015

Renovating an older home has all kinds of challenges, but sometimes the hardest part is finding replacement pieces. Many times, homes have been stripped of their original light fixtures, stained gla...

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The Donaldson House: A Look Into One of Minnesota’s Grand Homes

September 10th, 2014

The Donaldson Mansion was selected last year to be featured in Larry Millet's new book coming out in November, "Preserving Our Grand Homes: Minnesota's Own". It's being published through the Minnesot...

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Old Home Certified in Minnesota

August 4th, 2014

Seeking a Realtor® who knows vintage properties? Jennifer Kirby, the premier go-to real estate agent in Minnesota specializing in historic homes now carries the Old Home Certified designation fro...

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Julius A. Coller House in Shakopee

May 3rd, 2014

In 1887, Julius A. Coller built the first phase of this lovely home in a simple Victorian style influenced by Gothic Revival details in its steep gables, decorative trusses, and spindlework porch....

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Round Barn in Red Wing

March 2nd, 2014

The historic Round Barn property just outside of Redwing. I wrote a blog post about the property a few years ago when I was allowed to photograph the barn and grounds. The main house is new and cu...

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Dacotah Cottage in Frontenac

February 16th, 2014

It was in 1859 that Lewis Garrard moved to Frontenac (thus named the same year) and built a small one and a half story house with a few one-story wings coming off the main house. The main entrance...

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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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