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“The goal is to create a piece of art every time we build a home.”
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Build Your Dream Home

Marnie Custom Homes is an award winning custom home design+build firm based in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Marnie's use of innovative materials, impeccable craftsmanship, creative design sense, and unparalleled work ethic have earned her and her team the reputation as the ultimate builder of sophisticated coastal Delaware beach homes. Marnie Custom Homes create one-of-a-kind custom beach builds that exceed clients’ wants and needs, turning dream homes into realities.

"Marnie uses a combination of inspired creativity and surgical precision that is truly unmatched to fulfill her clients’ dream home design aspirations. Her ability to transform an abstract conversation about her client’s wish list into a fully conceptualized drawing and then transform it into reality is Marnie’s super power.”
Jon Subity - Vice President, Marnie Custom Homes

Meet
Marnie Oursler

As a fifth-generation home builder, Marnie has taken all the skills she learned from generations before her and expanded on them to design and build custom beach homes that bring visions to reality. As host of DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds and HGTV’s Dream Home and with an MBA from Duke along with years of experience, Marnie has carved out her place among the top builders in the region.

While each home Marnie builds reflects life at the beach in a variety of ways, the main goal is to always fulfill the homeowner’s wants and needs, creating spaces to fit their lifestyle while embracing the natural surroundings of our Delaware beaches.

With more than 20 years experience in both building and designing custom beach homes, she knows every aspect of what’s required to build safe, sustainable and weather-resistant homes while also creating innovative one-of-a-kind spaces that enhance life at the beach for families and their guests.

Marnie Homes Team
“I benefit from a fantastic team of devoted and dedicated employees, everyone of whom has a passion for homebuilding.”
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Ready To Start Exploring?

Explore Marnie’s curated showcase of kitchens, baths, and outdoor spaces to see what you’d include in your personal dream home. Most homeowners Marnie works with have been saving inspiration photos for years so when it’s time to design and build their dream homes, they have a starting point. When the home is complete, they’re beyond excited to start living their dream.


Now you can start preparing for your dream home design, too. Take a look and save your favorites!

Where We Build

“I believe Coastal Delaware has some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. It’s a privilege to work in an area that brings so much joy to people near and far. I’m especially thankful to have the opportunity to design and build homes that make living, working and vacationing in Delaware carefree and comfortable.”

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