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

Martha’s Vineyard Seaside:14 Chic Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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When we hear the words Martha's Vineyard we imagine picturesque New England sea captains' houses, white picket fences, solitary lighthouses atop green hills, pristine beaches and rolling farmland. In recent years Martha's Vineyard has also become associated with vacationing Clintons and Obamas as well as the elite from all over North America. Read More