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A New Start for Larkfield Manor

Brand new building to debut in July.

No, it wasn't Hurricane Sandy that demolished East Northport's Larkfield Manor. The iconic catering hall is undergoing a major $8 million makeover from the bottom up.

Larkfield Manor Vice President Harry Mountanos explained that the building, built in the late 60s, was "looking a little tired" and patching it up just wasn't enough.

"We figured a brand new building would get better traction," he said. "It's not going to be anything like it was before."

The building was razed between Oct. 28 and 29 and will be redesigned by Neal Hoffman, partner in Hoffman-Grayson Architects LLP of Huntington. Hoffman-Grayson also designed the interiors and exteriors of the Paramount Theater and the Crest Hollow Country Club.

The project is ahead of schedule according to Mountanos and the building's frame is expected to be completed as soon as Jan. 1. When it's reopened in July 2013, Larkfield Manor will resemble a rustic Tuscan Villa with mahogany wood molding, terracotta floors, a slate roof, riverbed stone front, new outdoor landscaping with water features, 20-foot ballroom ceilings, and a vintage bar from the 1800s.

The Larkfield Manor office has been temporarily relocated to 502 Larkfield Road during construction and reservations are now being taken for July 2013 onward with pre-construction discounts available. See additional renderings and information on Larkfield Manor's website.

Concerned Resident November 27, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Honestly the best food I have ever had at a wedding!! Hope to someday be invited to another wedding at the new Larkfield!!!!
Ranger Sewer November 28, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I remember it when it was the Pool! Hoffman-Grayson Architects LLP has done some great work!
Kathy Plubell Ruvolo March 07, 2013 at 11:18 PM
My Mother's former boss built the Club, his name was Richard C. James, called RC, he deveoped the community off 5th. Ave. (?) with Arcy Drive as the street you turned into. I was the first "Bride" at the Club in September 1961. Mr. James did it as a favor to my Mom, the rest is history!! My Father's only regret, no one got tossed into the pool!
Joanna Barouch October 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM
I remember it as a swim club in the late 1960s and early 70s. Then fast forward to 1980...and I had my first marriage's wedding reception there. Very different indeed and quite pretty with all the green and white decor. Nice to see the new building and I'm glad to hear it's still in business.

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