DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017 Winner Announcement

Connected Spaces

Connected Spaces

This angle looking toward the main deck’s seating area shows the view enjoyed from the new walkway off the master bedroom, which connects the two spaces.

Photo by: Christopher Shane

Christopher Shane

Congratulations to Sondra Cresta of Glenwood, Maryland! She is the proud winner of the DIY Network® Ultimate Retreat™ 2017 Giveaway, a grand prize package valued at over $1 million.

It's so exciting! I'm still trying to process it all. I have to pinch myself every day.

Sondra Cresta, winner of DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017

Sondra’s name was randomly drawn from 56 million entries to the sweepstakes. After touring the home multiple times at diynetwork.com and entering daily, she never thought this dream would be hers.

Sondra Cresta, winner of DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017

Sondra Cresta, winner of DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017

Sondra did not answer the initial call from DIY Network, thinking it was someone who didn’t need her immediate attention. When a follow-up email from the network crossed her inbox, she knew she needed to call back. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Sondra after receiving the extraordinary news. “I thought it was a joke at first.”

The retiree and super-fan, toured the home on diynetwork.com and fell in love with the waterfront views and the kitchen.  “I love the appliances and cabinets,” she stated.

Sondra, along with her daughter, will be in Vermont soon to visit the home for the first time. 

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