Posted by Dan O'Malley in Minneapolis, Home Design, Home Building Industry

Open yet cozy.

Welcoming from the start.

Easy to maintain.

Extra special details everywhere you look.

Those are just a few of the ways homeowners have described their Hans Hagen home. These characteristics have stood the test of time since Hans Hagen made its debut to the Twin Cities over half a century ago.

Whether you’re just starting your home search journey, wanting to know more about Hans Hagen floorplans, or anything in between, keep reading to discover what makes these new construction villa homes so special!

Family room with a fireplace inside a new construction home

What Is a Hans Hagen Home?

A Hans Hagen home is a 1-level villa that you can build in several M/I Homes communities throughout the Twin Cities.  

In most new construction communities that offer Hans Hagen villa floorplans, there are 2 types available to choose from: patio villas or basement villas.

  • Patio villas are built on a slab foundation, meaning there’s no basement. All that you need is on one main level with no stairs and ample storage solutions throughout.
  • Basement villas (also known as ramblers) include a basement—either unfinished or finished depending on your need for additional livable space or just a little extra room for storage.
Exterior photo of a craftsman-style Hans Hagen home

Now it’s time for the fun part: walking you through a typical tour inside a Hans Hagen home, space by space! 


From the moment you swing open the front door and step inside, you’ll notice a bright, warm, welcoming atmosphere, thanks to the extra wide foyer hall. Greet your guests in this inviting space before guiding them into the heart of your home: the open-concept living area.

On your way there, look up to admire the arched soffits in the hallway or the wing walls above the den entry, which offer an intimate touch and a sense of grandeur right from the start.

Photo of a den entry with winged walls in a new construction home


Because we know just how integral the kitchen is to your daily life, we’ve made sure the kitchen in our Hans Hagen homes check each and every box.

The central island plays an important dual role of functionality and invitation: it provides a blank slate for your cooking and baking creations, and it also beckons conversation with family members and guests as a gathering place.

A corner positioned pantry with built-in shelving offers more than enough space to store and organize all your canned goods, snacks, small kitchen appliances, and more.

Photo of a kitchen with a large central island with seating  

Owner's Suite

The marvelous Hans Hagen owner’s suites offer a true oasis right in your own home! Optional vaulted ceilings, en-suite bathrooms with dual-sink vanities, and walk-in closets are just a few of the features you’ll find inside.

Photo of an owner's bedroom with a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom

Storage Space

We know you have clothes to organize, food to store, decorations to put away, and tools to have on hand. From the optional 3-car garages to the attic storage* and basements, to closets in nearly every room, there’s no shortage of storage solutions throughout each Hans Hagen home. 

Photo of a large walk-in closet with shelves and clothes hanging

Finished Basements

If you decide to build a basement villa, consider a finished basement, where you can elevate this prime entertainment space with design options like a wet bar, a fireplace, or even additional bedrooms and bathrooms for guests.

Photo of a wet bar in a finished basement

Where Did We Get the Name "Hans Hagen?"

Over half a century ago, Hans Hagen stood at the precipice of something extraordinary. His canvas? The land beneath his feet. His medium? Not paint or clay, but lumber, drywall, bricks, and beams.

Hans was not your ordinary home builder. He was an architect of dreams. Each villa blueprint thoughtfully curated, every nail driven with purpose.

And he didn’t just design these homes; he lived in them because he wanted to experience them for himself.

For more than 50 years, the Twin Cities area knew no other name in home building when it came to craftsmanship and integrity. Then in 2015, M/I Homes stepped onto the stage, ready to echo Hans’s legacy.

It was much more than an acquisition; it was a handshake—a nod from one era to the next. A natural partnership, stitched together by time and vision with an enduring commitment to building quality homes while always treating the customer right.

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Hans Hagen Home?

While there are several benefits of building a home from the Hans Hagen Collection, below are the big 3.

  1. Design FlexABILITY and Personalization
  2. With more than a dozen Hans Hagen Villa Collection floorplans available to build, along with a multitude of design options and finishes available with each floorplan, you can truly create your dream new home in a Twin Cities community.

  3. Low-Maintenance Living
  4. Reap the benefits of an association-maintained community when you go with a Hans Hagen home! There are so many perks to low-maintenance living since the neighborhood homeowners association (HOA) covers lawn maintenance, landscaping, and snow removal for you. Get more time back in your day doing what you truly love and less time on the tedious outdoor responsibilities.

  5. Quiet, Scenic Home Location
  6. We carefully select the location and setting for each community we build throughout the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul areas. Why? To give you a beautiful and tranquil place to call home full of trees, ponds, and walking paths.

    Home should be a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of life, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with your Hans Hagen home.

Image of a neighborhood streetscape of all Hans Hagen homes

No matter where you find yourself in the home shopping journey and whether you’re looking to build now or in the future, a Hans Hagen villa home could be the perfect choice. 

Explore our communities offering the Hans Hagen Villas Collection of floorplans, then reach out to our team at any time! We’re here to answer all your questions, guide you through each next step, and help set up your in-person community and model visits.

*Rooms and design options vary by floorplan. Speak with an M/I Homes Internet Sales Manager or New Home Consultant for more information.


Dan O'Malley
Dan O'Malley


Dan O’Malley is the Vice President of Product Development for M/I Homes.With over 30 years of expertise in residential architecture and design, Dan has been overseeing the product needs of the company's 16 divisions located throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Nashville and Texas for the past 12 years. Before joining M/I Homes, he was a partner in the Chicago office of BSB Design, a national residential architectural firm, for 14 years. Dan is an expert in all aspects of single-family and multifamily design and has received several awards for his successful projects. He is also a popular speaker at various industry events, including the International Builder’s Show, Midwest Builder’s Show, and Multi-Housing World.

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