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Season 2: Episode 8

Let the Games Begin

Bethany Beach holds a lot of wonderful memories for the Morgan family. They have owned a house in Bethany for more than 20 years, and they gather all three generations…

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In the press

In The Press

January 3, 2019

How To Make Sure Your New-Construction Home Is Built To The Highest Quality

In the 10 years that Wendy Arriz has been a real estate agent in New York City, she’s seen some of the best, selling ultraluxe new-construction homes, as well as lower-priced properties. But she’s also seen some of the not-so-best work out there.

“One of the things I’ve seen, even in the ultraluxe real estate market, is that there is not the attention to detail in craftsmanship that you’d expect from new construction,” says Arriz, a broker at W

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December 10, 2018

The 5 Biggest Trends in Beach House Design According to Celebrity Builder Marnie Oursler

Whether you’re dreaming of renovating a current home, building anew, or are simply dreaming, chances are you’ve spent more than a few afternoons glued to a design-focused reality show. And if your dreams involve bliss in a beach house—don’t they all?—chances are you’ve spent a good share of those afternoons binging Marnie Oursler’s Big Beach Builds. The DIY Network staple follows the Bethany Beach, Delaware, native as she renovates tired coastal

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November 9, 2018

ASK A DESIGNER: Interior doors can add light, personality

Clients are sometimes surprised when home builder and designer Marnie Oursler starts talking about bedroom doors.

They expect to discuss things like windows, wall colors and where a built-in bookcase might fit best. But many of Oursler’s clients hadn’t considered that creatively designed interior doors can add personality, improve the flow of natural light, and also serve as flexible partitions to break up an open floor plan or connect two

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