Photos by Paul Flessland
The 2017 Spring Parade of Homes might have ended in May, but you haven’t missed your chance to see this stunning parade home. Built by Mike Hanson of Hanson Brothers Construction in collaboration with local interior designer Monica Hart, each with three growing kids of their own, this floor plan was created with families in mind. Anyone lucky enough to call this place home would have a beautiful backdrop for the chaos that comes along with having a full house.
Mike Hanson has building in his blood. He is a third-generation builder and has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry. His family business, Hanson Bros. Construction, has been building homes in the FM area for over 60 years.
Monica Hart is an NDSU graduate with a degree in interior design, received her NCIDQ certification and has been practicing for almost 20 years. She has owned her business, Monica Hart Interior Design, for nearly nine years. Hart is an active member of the Home Builder’s Association, a board member for Home Builder’s Care and is a member of NDID.
Hart not only selected the finishes throughout the home, but also staged it for the Parade of Homes. This living room is an exquisite example of her skills.
A Family-Friendly Floor Plan
From the very beginning of this build, Hanson and Hart both worked to ensure this home had a family-friendly floor plan. “Mike and I worked on the floor plan together. He had a plan in mind, and then we went over it and tweaked it. He has three kids, I have three kids, we really thought, ‘Okay, so if this is going to be for a family, what would we want if it was for our families?’ I just think we came up with a great, livable floor plan that uses every square foot, which is important,” Hart explained.
The powder room features an accent wall dressed in a wonderful wallcovering that makes what would usually be an inconspicuous space stand out.
Off of the entry, which leads to one large, open-concept living area, is a powder room and home office.
The mudroom was one of those things that Hanson and Hart found to be a necessity for their own respective families, so they carefully planned a space with a drop zone, open storage and a large walk-in closet. A pocket door can shut this area off so guests don’t have to see the organized chaos.
This closet is right off of the mudroom.
The brightest star in this kitchen is the stunning cabinetry designed by Beth Kemmer (CKD, CLC) from Wood Specialists. These cabinets feature one of the newer custom stains available through Wood Specialists.
This cabinet was designed to open vertically.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is just one of four bedrooms–two of which have window seats–along with a large, conveniently located laundry room.
One Big, Happy Collaboration
When asked how he began collaborating with Monica Hart Interior Design, Hanson said, “I realized that it helps the homeowners to have help with the finishes. People don’t realize how many things there are to pick out. She helps keep it all on track. It’s been a huge benefit. It keeps the stress level for the customer down, so they’re happier with the project, and obviously, what she does helps make the house look nicer too, so everybody’s happy in the end.”
The shelving in this master closet may look like an upgrade, but it actually comes standard with any Hanson Brother’s build.
With double sinks, floating cabinets and a freestanding tub, this luxurious bath is the crowning jewel of the master suite.
The master bath also features a spacious walk-in shower with accent tile.
Model home – Hanson Bros. Construction
Interior design and staging – Monica Hart Interior Design
Cabinetry – Beth Kemmer CKD, CLC at Wood Specialists
Flooring – Carpet World
Lights – Valley Lights
Paint – The Coatings Authority
Wallcovering in powder room – Monica Hart Interior Design
For more information, contact:
Monica Hart Interior Design
3481 University Drive S. # 203, Fargo
Hanson Brothers Inc.
2402 12th St. N, Fargo
Note: At the time of print, this house was still on the market.