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DIY TV star helps Glenelg family create their dream beach house in South Bethany

Pete and Tricia Chancellor of Glenelg had been searching for a vacation house in Bethany Beach, Delaware, that they could renovate. As they searched, an empty corner lot in South Bethany appeared on the market in 2017. They took that as a sign to scrap their initial plans and build anew on the lot, which had one lone pine tree.

The result of the couple’s change of heart is a fully customized, approximately 3,000-square-foot residence that looms over Jefferson Creek in the popular beach town.

The home blends many of Tricia Chancellor’s ideas with those from homebuilder and television personality Marnie Oursler, who stars in the DIY Network show “Big Beach Builds.” The collaboration worked well.