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This House Could Be Yours!
This House Could Be Yours!

Peek inside this charming getaway, then try for a chance to win it.

This year’s DIY Network Ultimate Retreat really is pretty ultimate! From the breathtaking views of Lake Champlain to the fully stocked five-star chef’s kitchen, the 67-year-old ranch house, located just 15 miles from Burlington, VT, is like a fantasy Pinterest board come to life. But it sure didn’t start out that way. The approximately 2,100-square-foot home went through a gut reno in preparation for its TV debut, which included knocking out walls, replacing the floors, and relocating the kitchen to the back of the house. (Doing the dishes isn’t a chore with a fabulous water view staring back at you!) Then designer Elizabeth Demos filled the place with warm wood finishes, comfy furniture, and a watery blue-and-gray color scheme. “I wanted it to look fresh and welcoming, and to fit a ton of people,” says Elizabeth. “Everybody loves coming to a lake house, after all!”

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September 2017