03/21/18 8:08am

An indoor/outdoor living space in Mattituck designed by Paris Kostopoulos, of Paris K Interior Design in Manhattan. (Credit: Tina Psoinos)

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At its essence a house is four walls and a roof. But a home is a place of living; a retreat to call your own. There’s pleasure in the customized extras — bonus spaces ripe with potential to transform a house into more than a home but an oasis. (more…)

03/19/18 6:03am

Get ready to sample artisan pickles at Backyard Brine’s Cutchogue tasting room. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Five years ago, Randy and Cori Kopke viewed making pickles as little more than a hobby. The avid gardeners plucked cumbers from their yard and began experimenting with homemade brines.

Little did they know they were laying the groundwork for their pickle company, Backyard Brine. (more…)

03/18/18 12:00pm

Guests marveled at the updated building last Sunday with its wood ceiling and soft skating surface. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.  (more…)