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TLC’s "Four Houses" Hits The Hamptons

Originally Posted: July 09, 2012

Nicole Barylski

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Family Life Teacher Anastasia Gavalas's home showcased on TLC's new show Four Houses. (Courtesy Photo)

Southampton - TLC's new show "Four Houses" is hitting the Hamptons. The show follows four homeowners who to preview, critique and score each other's homes based on overall impression, originality, style and livability. The person with the highest score wins $10,000 and an opportunity to be featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Family Life Teacher Anastasia Gavalas participated in the Hamptons based episode which airs Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m. All houses shown in the episode are on Long Island, located in Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton and one further West.

"Four Houses" showcases the different decorating preferences of the four constants and Anastasia thought that the homes of the other contestants fit their personalities well. One of the contestants who lived with their partner and grandchild had a smaller home with lots of intricate pieces of glasswork. Another house was decorated with an 80's type of look. The contestant's love for her house was shown through the thoroughness which she took decorating her house to the 80's look. The other house was decorated with a VIP Vegas theme. Anastasia was surprised at the depth the owner took in decorating to the VIP theme and was impressed with all the details.

Her house is a cedar shingle traditional home decorated with a contemporary traditional style perfect for her lifestyle. When decorating her home she wanted it workable and practical for her family of seven. Anastasia's favorite places of her house are the outdoor space and her bedroom. For the Gavalas family the centrally located kitchen is where they tend to gravitate towards to relax and hang out.

For Anastasia it was very different experience than her job as a Family Life Teacher but she had a lot of fun touring the other houses. For her job she tells parents all the time create the environment that you want to be in and are happy in because it will make your family life better. She wanted to show that even if you have children you can have a nice house that doesn't have to look like kiddyland.

Anastasia thinks the Hamptons episode is not as wacky as first episode. The episode has no extreme type homes but a few of the homes toured are a bit quirky. Anastasia felt like everyone has the right to their opinion and understood that what she likes might not be what the other constants like. She didn't mind the other constants criticizing her decorating style because no one was mean or crazy about it. She felt the group of constants input was constructive criticism done respectfully.

Tune in to see who wins the Hamptons episode of "Four Houses" on Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m. on TLC. For more information on "Four Houses" visit http://tlc.discovery.com.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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Guest (Lupe) from Los Angeles says::
I loved what Anastasia did to her house. Is her house going to be online for ideas?
Jul 10, 2012 2:29 am


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