When Carter and Anne Taylor moved from Pierre to Rapid City in 1998, they were looking for a turn-key home where their young family could grow. “When we first moved in, our kids were not even one and two,...
Modern, stylish, and thoroughly functional. Those descriptors fit Nick Patton’s Rapid City loft-style apartment to a tee. Located right next door to the historic Hotel Alex Johnson, the space embodies the convenience of downtown living, and the luxury coveted...
By Denise DePaolo Photos by Liz Long On a peaceful, lilac-dotted property, just south of Brookings, is the 4,800 square-foot ranch-style home of Better Beer. Betty, a retired attorney-turned-painter, and husband Woody, a veterinarian with a practice in Brookings, moved to...
By Denise DePaolo When the snow began falling October 5, 2013, no one knew the damage it would cause to western South Dakota. Ranchers sustained devastating losses, and the pain was felt in town, too. Just hours after the flakes...
By Denise DePaolo Our personal space should feel personal. Our objects should last. That growing attitude in home decorating is the impetus of two brand new Downtown Sioux Falls retailers. Unglued Market carries products made exclusively by regional artisans, and Urban...
Eric and Kara Monroe live a stone’s throw from Downtown Rapid City, yet upon entering their 1918 prairie-style house, the hustle and bustle falls away. Kara, who works as an interior designer for Dakota Business Center, bought it twelve...
Surrounded by fresh construction, less than a mile from Silver Lake, stands the De Smet home of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. The couple, originally from Wisconsin, planned to be in the area only temporarily, but have now decided to...
By Denise DePaolo Without knowing that Dan and Liz Nissen own a record store, one lap through their Sioux Falls home would be enough to know that they are music fanatics. From the guest room dominated by neatly shelved records...
By Denise DePaolo Liz Heeren says she and her husband, Ted, began falling in love with their 99-year-old Sioux Falls home the moment they stepped inside. “We weren’t seriously looking for a house yet,” she explained. “But we were walking by...
By Denise DePaolo Dramatic, yet cozy. Modern, yet homey. The Scandanavian-inspired Brookings house Dusten and Shalene Hendrickson share with their three children is full of beautiful contradictions. “Every single room, we wanted to have something to look at, some texture and...

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