08/10/15 1:54pm
A hoop house turned meditation studio designed by The Giving Room and event organizer Bob Tapp. (Credit: Liz Glasgow)

A hoop house turned meditation studio designed by event organizer Bob Tapp. (Credit: Liz Glasgow)

The organizers of the North Fork Designer Show House, a charitable event in which local home and landscape designers join together to transform a shabby 19th-century farmhouse into a dwelling worthy of a magazine spread, are at it again.

But following the success of two previous events — one last August and a Christmas-themed show house in December — they face the dual challenge of wowing returning guests and attracting new visitors to the 12-room home, which is again on loan from Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.

“We had to figure out how to make it a draw for new people,” said Kate DiGregorio of the event’s organizing committee. “It had to be 100 percent different.” (more…)

04/23/15 11:38am
North Fork Designer Show House

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. (more…)

11/30/14 11:20am
The exterior of the home of Christmas at the Show House and Best of North Fork Emporium. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Liz Glasgow)

The exterior of the home of Christmas at the Show House and Best of North Fork Emporium. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Liz Glasgow)

Here are six stories you may have missed this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle on the North Fork, follow us @northforker1 on Twitter. (more…)

10/15/14 1:00pm
The exterior of the North Fork Designer Show House in Cutchogue. (Credit: Courtest Liz Glasgow)

The exterior of the North Fork Designer Show House in Cutchogue. (Credit: courtesy of Liz Glasgow)

The North Fork Designer Show House, a charity event where local designers transformed a 19th century farmhouse from a dated and rundown building into a stylish assemblage of meticulously decorated rooms, will be back for a second showing this holiday season.

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