04/23/15 2:00pm
04/23/2015 2:00 PM
The living room of the 2014 North Fork Designer Show House designed by Debbie Gildersleeve. (Credit: Courtesy of Liz Glasgow)

The living room of the 2014 North Fork Designer Show House designed by Debbie Gildersleeve. (Credit: Courtesy of Liz Glasgow)

The North Fork Designer Show House, the event where local designers turned an empty old farm house into a display of chic and stylish rooms, will be back for another showing this August.

The committee members behind the show house said an August event raised $40,000 for local charities and a December event raised about $30,000. The event was so successful the organizers — Bob Tapp, Kate DiGregorio, Melissa Buckley, Nick Ellis, Christina Kosmynka and Barbara and Tom McAdam — were named The Suffolk Times’ “Community Leaders of the Year” for 2014.

“We want to make $100,000 and give it away,” Tapp said of the upcoming event.

Read more at northforker.com.

04/17/15 2:00pm
04/17/2015 2:00 PM
The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The USDA considers the popularity of raising chickens in backyard coops a “ growing phenomenon” across America.

The North Fork is no exception.

Read more about raising backyard chickens on northforker.com.

04/07/15 7:00am
04/07/2015 7:00 AM

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There is plenty of space to entertain in this $1.2 million Riverhead dream home.

The post modern cedar shingle home located on a quiet cul-de-sac boasts a chef’s kitchen, open floor plan through several spacious living areas and multi-level mahogany decks perfect for taking in serene views of the Long Island Sound.

Bonus: When its time to turn in for the night you’ll enjoy a fireplace in the master suite.

View the complete listing at northforker.com

03/30/15 1:51pm
03/30/2015 1:51 PM
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

One of Long Island’s pioneering wine families has sold nearly 90 acres of waterfront land in Cutchogue to a mystery buyer — including nearly 30 acres of mature vineyards — in an arrangement that will allow the family to retain control of those vines for nearly a decade.

The land in question amounts to just a small parcel of a vast amount of grape-producing acreage controlled by the Damianos family, which owns and operates about 130 vineyard acres for Duckwalk Vineyards as well as 360 acres for Long Island’s largest wine producer, Pindar Vineyards.

The move will not affect wine production, as the Damianos clan will maintain the land and harvest the grapes per a seven-year renewable lease, according to those involved in the deal.

Read more on northforker.com.

03/28/15 3:00pm
03/28/2015 3:00 PM
The United Methodist Church building in Southold, built in 1794, went on the market last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The United Methodist Church building in Southold, built in 1794, went on the market last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

As several local church properties have hit the real estate market, the town has adopted new zoning that would allow religious and other historic buildings to be repurposed. (more…)