Tour DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017 in Vermont

Browse through beautiful spaces inside and out and see why this waterfront escape is one-of-a-kind.

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Fabulous Front Yard

Lovely landscaping and a well-detailed exterior with contrasting light and dark colors greets visitors who arrive at the front yard of this updated Vermont lake retreat.

Approachable Entry

The entryway includes this two-door console with weathered wood veneer that offers stylish storage with space on top for decorative accessories, surrounded by white walls and a blue ceiling for a pop of color that reflects the Vermont sky and water outside.

Upcycled Drop Zone

Directly across from the console sits a mudroom area with an ambrosia maple, live-edge bench and hooks and bins for storing coats, shoes and more. "It still needed to feel like an entryway, but it needed to have the utility of a mudroom," explains designer Elizabeth Demos.

Lovely Living Room

Changes in the floor plan allowed the formerly rectangular living room to be squared off into a more comfortable entertaining space. The living room now includes a fireplace with grayish-blue surround, integrated bookcases and large glass doors that offer a view of the lake and connection to the main deck outside.

Open Floor Plan

This view of the living room shows the strong connection the space shares with the open kitchen and dining room, as well as the home’s main deck outside.

Delightful Dining Room

A handsome upcycled wood table with six upholstered chairs sits center stage in the rustic but refined dining room, a welcoming space that combines comfort with style.

Stylish Open Kitchen

What designer Elizabeth Demos calls her favorite room at DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017, the upscale industrial kitchen with white walls and gray undertones sits open to the dining room and enjoys a strong connection with the home’s main deck outside.

Relaxing Outdoor Retreat

The comfortable and stylish main deck with stunning water views and spaces for dining and entertaining invites guests to come outside and soak in this home's idyllic location.

Rustic Meets Refined in the Master Bedroom

An apple green paneled wall creates a modern headboard in this rustic meets refined master bedroom. The green pops against the warm white walls, and the white ceiling and trim with gray undertones. Large custom wall art by artist Bert John pulls in the green from the headboard and the warmer tones used in the space.

Ultimate Walk-In Closet

The interior walls of the master closet features the same apple green color used for the master bedroom's modern headboard wall. A combination of drawers, hanging storage, and open shelves offer organized storage for clothing and accessories.

Spa-Like Master Bathroom

The modern style master bathroom features clean lines and appealing amenities that make it easy to relax and rejuvenate.

Inviting Guest Bedroom

While the original home had four very small bedrooms, the new design offers a larger master bedroom, a flexible den with sleeper sofa, a sleeping nook with two twin beds, and this inviting guest bedroom with queen bed.

Colorful and Efficient Closet

Bright pink walls provide a colorful backdrop for the efficient guest bedroom closet with drawers, shelves and easy-access hanging storage for assorted clothes and accessories.

Modern Guest Bath

A custom Ambrosia Maple floating vanity with a clear finish adds warmth to the modern guest bathroom with black and white accents and striped plank tile floor.

Additional Sleeping Area

Open to the den, the informal and relaxed sleeping nook includes two elevated twin beds with built-in storage below. Two espresso shelves above the beds with brackets for displaying art, books and collectibles mimic the upper shelves seen in the kitchen.

Colorful, Family-Friendly Den

A dark window sash provides contrast for the warm white walls and ceiling of the inviting den, with pops of color and comfortable furniture for casual entertaining.

Ultimate Organization in the Garage

Sporting goods, garden and hobby supplies, tools and lake essentials like coolers and picnic baskets are just some of the items in this fully-insulated and well-organized garage with stylish two-tone walls.

Grill and Chill Outdoors

This home that enjoys a seamless connection to nature includes a lower deck with custom grilling station and unique seating that invites guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Water Views

Pristine water views can be enjoyed from two custom Adirondack chairs that look out to the lake.

Breathtaking Setting

A look at the backside of this Vermont retreat illuminated at night, a well-designed home that offers the ideal spot for enjoying all of the seasonal activities and beauty of the area.

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Discover the Floor Plan for DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2017

With approximately 2,100 square feet of space, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom waterfront escape offers a refined take on rustic style. Get acquainted with the spacious floor plan in Burlington, VT.

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