Homes

RSS

Features

Lake Superior Journal: Our Little Cottage by the Big Lake

Daniel H. Thompson

I was 7 years old when Mom and Dad bought their “Little Cottage,” as they called it, on the Minnesota shore. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:02 PM Homes

Dragonfly House: A Fairytale Getaway Made Real

Sheila Smith

The Dragonfly House, as its owners lovingly call it, tucks into a landscape of aspen, birch, prairie grasses and flowers. It’s more than a Lundie-inspired cabin; it’s a house built from dreams. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Homes

All Inn

Courtesy Pinehurst Inn

Married for more than 30 years, Mike and Becky Haller decided on “semi-retirement” in Bayfield and bought the Pinehurst Inn after longtime careers in the Chicago area. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

How Much Is That Lakeshore?

Re/Max Douglass Real Estate

All around Lake Superior, the market for waterfront homes – whether primary residences, seasonal homes or cabins – has returned, if not quite to pre-recession levels. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Lodge Logic: Turning an Old Commercial Property into a Dream Retirement Home

Jack Rendulich

On the lakeshore adjacent to the Sucker River about 10 miles outside of Duluth, Beth and Jon Luikart built their retirement home where the old Sullivan's Lodge once stood. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

A Home with a History: Couple Finds Their Perfect Place in Washburn

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

When Martin and JoAnne Katzmarek went on a bike ride during a visit to Washburn, Wisconsin, in 2007, they weren’t looking to buy a home. But a “for sale” sign in the yard of a charming arts-and-crafts bungalow caught their eye. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Building an Outdoor Room

Courtesy Lynn Wegner

Not all northerners are content to enjoy the outdoors piecemeal. In summer, they prefer to take their living space outside with covered patios and gazebos. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

A Cabin Story

Jack Rendulich

Kay Harris’ family “moved to the cabin” each summer. Three generations shared that rectangular pre-fab perched high on the hill above the lake. After a renovation and additions, the cabin continues to be a cherished family getaway. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Echoes of Norway Charm an Author’s Storybook Home

Jack Rendulich

Enter Lise Lunge-Larsen’s Duluth home, especially at Christmas, and it won’t take long to know her birthplace. Just as “the Troll Lady” fills her storytelling with echoes of her home country, so has she filled her home with reverberations of Norway. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

My 5 Favorite Fireplaces

Marty Faassen

I’ve become something of a fireplace aficionado, scoping out hearths in the homes of my friends and neighbors. For those who might also appreciate a cheery fire, please indulge me as I share five of my fireplace faves with you. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Honey, I Bought a Home

Rendulich Photography

Mitch and Darlene Wolfe had been considering a move to Duluth for a number of years. They bought a historic house in town in 2005 and started an extensive remodeling project, modernizing it while retaining its original charm. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Microhouses

Kathy L.T. Kahlstorf

Heather-Marie Bloom has joined an intriguing movement that celebrates condensed living and a basics-only lifestyle. Called microhouses or tiny homes, these structures range from 100 to 400 square feet. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

A Freighter View for Two

Cyndi Perkins

Like many, Greg and Denise Maronen wanted to live by the Lake. They stuck to the dream over the years and finally made a home on the Keweenaw Peninsula into a reality. They named it Freighter View. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Fractional Ownership: Buying into a Shared Getaway

Courtesy Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior

Fractional ownership is a fast-growing sector of the vacation home market. Unlike a timeshare, which buys only use of a place, fractional ownership means buying an actual structure. Owners can sell their share or leave it in their will. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Dream Weaver

Courtesy Copper Town Construction

You might say that Jeff Twardzik is a special kind of magician. He turns back-of-napkin sketches and ideas into dream homes, newly constructed or freshly remodeled. Jeff has six solid tips for those planning home remodels or constructions. more

Dec 1, 2014 12:00 AM Homes

Superior Notes (right)

LSM on Twitter