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...
By Denise DePaolo Danielle Schroeder likes coming home. The Pierre native works as a nurse practitioner at the VA in Sioux Falls, where she lives in the Phillips Avenue Lofts. Schroeder’s first impression of the months-old apartment complex was positive. Residents...
By Denise DePaolo Caitlin and Buck Lindberg took a leap of faith when they bought their Rapid City home. The 1955 structure had previously sheltered a virtual menagerie, thanks to the animal-loving previous owner, with the scars to prove it....

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