06/06/18 5:55am

Dan McCallister and staffer Corey Cherouvis outside the Jamesport location. (Credit: David Benthal)

For Dan McCallister, it all started with birdhouses. The retired Southampton Town police officer picked up the hobby more than a decade ago. He started small and his East Quogue garage became a makeshift workshop, where he gave new life to salvaged scrap wood.  (more…)

05/29/18 5:55am

675 Orchard Street in Orient. (Courtesy Photos: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

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Orient is the North Fork’s most secluded hamlet. Its location east of a narrow stretch of causeway flanked by water gives the community the feeling that it’s an island. If it’s languid afternoons and quiet solace you seek, you’ll find it in historic Orient. (more…)

05/25/18 6:10am
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Fresh flowers kept the design lively in this Riverhead home. (Credit: Heidi’s Bridge photography)

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Let’s face it — high design can be tricky. We all have a vision in our heads of what our homes could look like, but translating that mental image into a tangible space is often more challenging than meets the eye.

These designers were up to the task, helping homeowners realize their décor dreams. Take some inspiration from these dreamy spaces on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)