10/09/18 5:55am

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Traditional meets top-of-the-line in this 4,000-square-foot Victorian with Old World ambience. Impressively sited on just shy of two acres in the heart of Long Island wine country, its aesthetic is a rare find on the North Fork.

“It is very regal,” said listing agent Nicole LaBella of Town & Country Real Estate. “It is not a typical North Fork style home with cedar planking. It is more like a palace.” (more…)

10/05/18 6:00am

Half Hollow Nursery. (Credit: David Benthal)

In the early 2000s, the Old House Society of Cutchogue hired someone to take an inventory of all the barns on the North Fork.

The examination showed that while the number of barns elsewhere on Long Island had significantly dwindled, Southold Town was still loaded with them. In her research, Mary Ann Spencer, identified over 730 barns here, and published photographs of many of her favorites in a book called “The Barns of the North Fork,” which was published in 2005 and can still be found online today. (more…)

10/03/18 6:00am

Peter Treiber Jr. (Credit: David Benthal)

Peter Treiber Jr. recalls his father planting a vegetable garden with a handful of fruit trees and tending to beehives at his childhood home in Sea Cliff. 

That hobby yielded fresh food that found its way onto the Treiber family dinner table every spring and summer throughout his youth. The home harvest also seeded a passion for growing and sharing bounty that would become the foundation for the family’s next venture: organic farming.  (more…)

10/02/18 5:55am

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This stunning custom-built estate in Mattituck has it all at a touch of a button.

The waterfront four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home has fully integrated systems that manage everything from the lights to the sound system through iPads for wireless control and monitoring. All that is left to do is enjoy the meticulously landscaped gardens and panoramic water views.

“Everything was done to perfection,” said listing agent Susan Orioli of NOFO Real Estate LLC. “It has a little something for everyone — for the boater, for the entertainer or someone who wants to get away for an easy relaxing weekend.” (more…)

09/29/18 6:00am

A bird’s eye view of Mattituck. (Credit: David Benthal)

If we were to pick one word to describe Mattituck, it would have to be “central.”

Located on the western edge of Southold Town, it’s positioned at the center of the North Fork.

But liked a baked apple pie you might pick up at a local farm stand, the hamlet itself is elevated by all the good stuff in the middle. READ