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09/26/15 10:00am
09/26/2015 10:00 AM

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In the North Fork’s competitive real estate market, attracting buyers is about more than broadcasting a home’s merits, like its sparkling in-ground pool or enviable water views.

As local realtors will say, the process can also require considerable research about a property’s history, sometimes making it necessary for them to delve back several centuries.  READ

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09/06/15 8:00am
09/06/2015 8:00 AM
Designed by SHoP Architects in the late 1990s, Greenport's Mitchell Park features a harborwalk and marina, carousel pavilion and camera obscura. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Designed by SHoP Architects in the late 1990s, Greenport’s Mitchell Park features a harborwalk and marina, carousel pavilion and camera obscura. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Bill and Coren Sharples have amassed quite the résumé since 1996, the year the part-time Orient Point residents launched their Manhattan firm, SHoP Architects.  READ

06/09/15 9:27am
06/09/2015 9:27 AM
A redesigned couch table. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A redesigned couch table. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

A wooden table so dark it’s nearly black stands in the corner of a Mattituck shop.

The table’s body and legs are very thick but still classic looking -— sort of in the British colonial style. At about two feet by three feet, it’s not very wide, but it’s nearly four feet high, making its use and origins quite the mystery.

But this table with an unknown past will soon be reborn as something else.  (more…)

03/30/15 1:49pm
03/30/2015 1:49 PM
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

One of Long Island’s pioneering wine families has sold nearly 90 acres of waterfront land in Cutchogue to a mystery buyer — including nearly 30 acres of mature vineyards — in an arrangement that will allow the family to retain control of those vines for nearly a decade.

The land in question amounts to just a small parcel of a vast amount of grape-producing acreage controlled by the Damianos family, which owns and operates about 130 vineyard acres for Duckwalk Vineyards as well as 360 acres for Long Island’s largest wine producer, Pindar Vineyards.

The move will not affect wine production, as the Damianos clan will maintain the land and harvest the grapes per a seven-year renewable lease, according to those involved in the deal.

Read more on northforker.com.