Clients Think My New House is Two Hundred Years Old – Patrick Ahearn

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At the start of summer we interviewed Martha's Vineyard’s top award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn for our blog, Design Secrets of Martha's Vineyard's Top Architect Patrick Ahearn. We saved Patrick's most exciting design secret until now—his uncanny ability to design and build new houses that people think were built at the same time as 1790's and early 1800’s houses. Patrick's approach to architecture is not unlike that of a novelist or the writer of a script for a historical movie. Patrick spends hours writing, and then sketching what he calls a "script of implied history". Patrick researches the context of the house—the surroundings, the layout of the street, the other houses in the neighborhood and local history. From this, Patrick constructs the implied history of the house. The result is a new house that looks as if it was meticulously restored from a two hundred year old masterpiece. Join me as Patrick shares the script he wrote for his own house on Martha's Vineyard. Read More

Design Secrets of Martha’s Vineyard’s Top Architect Patrick Ahearn

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Architect Spotlight with Patrick Ahearn FAIA Owner of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, Boston and Edgartown, Massachusetts Patrick Ahearn needs no introduction if you live on Martha's Vineyard or anywhere else in the world where they love classic New England architecture that has been updated for modern lifestyles. Patrick's portfolio of exquisite award-winning homes is endless. His impact on Martha's Vineyard has been profound with hundreds of beautifully designed homes and his enthusiastic engagement with the island's community. Patrick has won multiple Bulfinch and PRISM Awards, last year he was the selected architect for HGTV's Dream Home 2015, and is shortlisted for six International Design & Architecture 2016 Awards.  Join me as Patrick shares insights on designing numerous Bulfinch Award and PRISM Award winning houses in Martha's Vineyard and takes us on a tour of one of his recent favorite houses...  Read More