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Before the Renovation

This 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom mountain escape is a blank canvas for an exciting renovation.

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The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the front elevation of exterior before construction. (Before)

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The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the side elevation before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the detatched garage before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the front elevation of garage before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the front elevation of exterior before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the front angled view of front door and kitchen door before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the stone steps and porch before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the front door before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the entryway and living room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the living room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the dining room and kitchen space before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the living room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the kitchen sink area looking toward kitchen space, living room, entry and side wall of the master suite before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the kitchen before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the kitchen before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the kitchen before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the kitchen before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bedroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bedroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bedroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bedroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bedroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bathroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bathroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bathroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the master bathroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the guest room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the guest room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the guest room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the guest bathroom before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the second guest room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the second guest room before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the rear elevation and upper deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the rear elevation and upper deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the lower deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the rear elevation of house with lower deck in foregreound before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the rear elevation and upper deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the lower deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

The DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018 is located in Sapphire, North Carolina. This home will be completely gutted and remodeled during renovations. Pictured is the rear elevation and upper deck before construction. (Before)

Photo By: Gil Stose

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About the Hosts

Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.

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J. Pickens

Host of DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018, J. Pickens is a designer, fabricator, and maker who creates work filled with a spirit of adventure, discovery, history, and irreverence. His career has been enviably diverse and features everything from movie prop building to high end interior design. In spite of his Brooklyn, NY location, J. Pickens can’t deny his roots in the Deep South and loves all things fishing and outdoors.

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