See how interior designer Brandi Hagen blends elegance and family-friendly function in this custom country estate.

Designer: Brandi Hagen, Eminent Interior Design


Project type: New construction custom home


Location: Buffalo, Minnesota


Specs: 10,000 square feet; five bedrooms; five baths


The challenge: With a client aspiring for a timeless home that felt lived-in from day one, Hagen set forth designing a sophisticated farmhouse, blending elegance and comfort. With a large family and a need for fluid, multi-functional spaces, the homeowner also sought a transitional family room and bar lounge area with complementary architectural features, with each space exuding a style all its own.


The solution: By anchoring the rooms with the Escape See-Through direct vent gas fireplace and adding a striking brick statement wall, flanked by arched double doorways, Hagen was able to exceed her client’s expectations with harmony and down-to-earth functionality.


Why Heat & Glo: Selected for its expansive viewing area, sleek frame and dazzling flames, the Escape See-Through provided transparency between the rooms, plus a robust heat output to keep both gathering spaces warm through Minnesota’s long, chilly winterd. “The Escape See-Through was the exact fireplace I needed to complete the look for my client,” comments Hagen. “It looks absolutely fabulous.”


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Designer Profile


Brandi Hagen, owner and principal of Eminent Interior Design, is an award-winning interior designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brandi brings more than 20 years of industry experience working on new construction, interior design and remodeling projects with many of the Twin Cities’ top builders and architects. With a flexible, client-first collaborative design experience, Hagen’s portfolio boasts a vast array of projects from sleek contemporary to formal traditional. Brandi’s work has been featured in various lifestyle publications including Midwest Home and Artful Living and has earned numerous Best of Houzz Awards for design and service.


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