NORTH NEW YORK LLC has been formed to guide people toward home design and local community improvement and appreciation through minimalism and sustainability. It’s a restored space of brick & mortar or douglas fir & shiplap connecting point where atmosphere is key; to escape into a sense of beauty, optimism and discovery. It’s the receiving of benefit from the spirit of good work, of entrepreneurship locally. It’s an early morning cafe experience; espresso with artisan pastries...desserts for late night gatherings. It’s education; a hands-on process; civic and K-12. It’s the flaunting in a caring way, the awesome beauty of North of New York City, first in the Finger Lakes but soon wherever one feels “north”. The grounding feeling of finding North; slowing down, taking time to “find beauty in what seems ordinary-and to turn the ‘ordinary’ into something beautiful”, the value of authenticity, of shedding materialism, of living simply, of the hand made and the well loved. The town, village, or lake front original home may be in need, for carefully integrating authentic “luxus” with simplicity to bring minimalism and maxium beauty-to stimulate admiration and appreciation insync with the environment, ecology and sustainability. North is a place to experience a high design function to innovate our lives, our homes to facilitate connecting with people. North bodes well.
Our first design example is going to be a restoration of an existing building in the Village of Watkins Glen. In the meantime we have launched a satellite location at Montour House 401 Main St in Montour Falls, YES, you can hear and see the falls from our front door of this beautifully restored Edwardian Period building that originally was right on the canal that feeds Seneca Lake.
Open for coffee and space at Montour House 2/12/2019!
Join us as we setup our retail and studio areas to be season ready by June 1. Then enjoy our fashion, craft and workspace as well as continuous espresso until our 2nd Finger Lakes studio/coffee shop opens.... And always bring friends, sit down together and learn more- how to experience North.