The Old Point Schoolhouse in Orient. (Credit: Oysterponds Historical Society Facebook)
The Beach Plum Shop in Orient, which is as unique as the local gifts that fill it, is a must-add for your list of holiday shopping destinations.
The Oysterponds Historical Society opened the store, located at the Old Point Schoolhouse, last weekend. It will open again Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, as well as Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m. (more…)
The back patio of 1105 Greenway West. (Credit: The Corcoran Group, courtesy)
We could get used to living like this.
The back patio of this Orient home, set next to a heated gunite pool, outdoor fireplace and sunken hot tub, offers the perfect setting for uncorking a bottle of Long Island cabernet franc and spending the night laughing with friends.
Located in the Green Acres neighborhood, this four-bedroom, 3.5-bath custom build offers a secluded setting great for having friends over but is equally suited for quiet nights in.
“It’s perfect for entertainment, but it’s really great for solitude,” said listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of the Corcoran Group. “It’s such a serene setting.” (more…)
Drianne Benner and Kevin Perry, co-owners of North Fork Flower Farm.
The air is hot and humid as bees and butterflies flit from bloom to bloom at North Fork Flower Farm.
Located in the heart of Orient, the farm is hidden behind a tall fence and layers of brush and bramble. A narrow tree-lined path brings you to the middle of a large open field, where the farm sits like a secret garden.
That’s where co-owner Kevin Perry collects a bouquet of zinnias, as his wife and partner, Drianne Benner, inspects the dahlias.
“The dahlias and zinnias will go until the frost,” Ms. Benner said. “We’ll have plenty to continue harvest and we’ll see what else we can complement them with.”(more…)