DIY Network Ultimate Retreat Giveaway 2018 Now Open for Entries

The scenic mountain enclave of Sapphire, North Carolina, a small slice of heaven where outdoor adventure is always right around the corner, will be home to one lucky winner of the DIY Network® Ultimate Retreat™ Giveaway 2018. The grand prize package, which includes the fully furnished and renovated residence plus $50,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®, is valued at over $800,000.

Beginning today and continuing through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 26, eligible fans can enter twice per day at for a chance to win this charming home with a modern mountain aesthetic. Full details and official rules can be found at

“DIY Network Ultimate Retreat was launched last year to showcase the best getaway spots our country has to offer, and we should all be so lucky to have a place as special as Sapphire on our vacation lists,” said Ron Feinbaum, DIY Network’s General Manager of Home Promotions. “The surrounding mountains exemplify Appalachian beauty, and we think Sapphire’s casual lifestyle and focus on outdoor living will strike a chord with our fans.”

DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 started as a modest creekside residence that was stuck squarely in the 1980s. Under direction from interior designer Elizabeth Demos and project manager Dylan Eastman, a top-to-bottom renovation has transformed this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home into an idyllic retreat for the family. Planning was done by local architecture firm WilsonArchitects, Inc., and construction was handled by local builder Iezzi Custom Homes.

The approximately 2,500-square-foot home has a textural and sophisticated exterior style that gives way to an interior defined by a fresh, handcrafted look. Inside, there is abundant local flavor with the use of reclaimed materials and tonal hues inspired by Sapphire’s tranquil landscape. The expansive living room anchors the main living space in the house, featuring tall ceilings, a stunning two-way fireplace that is visible from the deck outside, and an open floorplan that flows seamlessly into the kitchen and dining room. The master suite adds a touch of luxury to the down-to-earth vibe, and a rustic bunk room amps up the mountain charm. Out back, multi-leveled decks and a serene water view provide ample incentive to soak up the beauty of the outdoors.

Viewers can tune to DIY Network tonight at 8 p.m. ET for the premiere of the one-hour DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 Special, which documents the demo and renovation work of hosts Matt Blashaw, a licensed contractor and familiar face for all DIY Network fans, and J. Pickens, a young designer and fabricator who is bringing his considerable talents to television for the first time. Renovations in the bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen and living spaces are aimed at updating and modernizing the home, and there are plenty of how-to projects to inspire audiences along the way.

DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 features products provided by national advertising sponsors including HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams; Lumber Liquidators; Quicken Loans®; Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating; Cabinets To Go; James Hardie Building Products; La-Z-Boy Incorporated; and Kohler.

Currently in more than 54 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series. The network’s award-winning website,, consistently ranks among America’s top home and garden destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions. Fans can interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. DIY Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


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