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Courtesy Michael Atmore and Paul Mesher

Thomas Wolfe wrote a 600+page book lamenting You Can’t Go Home Again, but what if you could return to your childhood? Read more

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CATHERINE KILBANE

When Denny Kilbane and his late wife, Georgann, bought the brownstone pump house from the city of Washburn, Wisconsin, they got a lakeshore property with 120 years of history … Read more

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LESLEY DuTEMPLE

When winter starts releasing its grip and spring slowly emerges, gardeners’ thoughts turn to greenery and to planting, but those of us who live in the Lake Superior region know one important maxim: Read more

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KELLIE RAE STUDIO

Provenance: A place of origin or earliest known history of something. Read more

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Paul Hayden

When Todd and Robin Winkler and their children, Rachel and Caleb, moved into their Wakefield, Michigan, home in 2003, they had no idea it had a special history. Read more

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ALL PHOTOS BY CHERYL FOSDICK

When Katherine Merrill decided to build a home on the shore of Lake Superior, she already knew exactly where. Read more

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JACK RENDULICH

“I want this house back.” It was as simple as that for Mike Luhrsen as he stared into the ashes of his beloved Lake Superior-view dream home. He instantly knew he wanted to recreate it and his wife, Chrysa, signed on immediately. Read more

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

On a lovely Sunday afternoon in August, we strolled along the wooded driving lanes and hiking trails within the Brickyard Creek Community between Red Cliff and Bayfield in Wisconsin, joined by a somewhat impromptu neighborhood gathering. Read more

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Konnie LeMay

Plan now how to plant a tree that will thrive long into the future. Read more

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Spike Carlsen

Your cabin, cottage or camp by the Big Lake can be a relaxing place, if you follow a few simple maintenance rules before a crisis hits. Read more

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Five Favorite Keweenaw Gardens

Courtesy Karena Schmidt

Our harsh winters and a growing season that lasts slightly longer than a nature nanosecond make any flourishing garden here all the more wonderful. Find inspiration in these five favorites. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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