At Home with Patrick Ahearn

Contest Rules

We are pleased to launch the At Home with Patrick Ahearn contest—in lieu of Feature House Friday—to be hosted on the first Friday of every month. One Instagram follower will win ideas from Patrick for their residence based on their home’s unique challenges delivered via a personalized video posted on Instagram and our YouTube channel.

To enter,

  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Like the Instagram post announcing the contest
  3. Tag as many friends as you would like in the comments section of the post

Each tagged friend represents one contest entry, and followers are welcome to enter as many times as they like. The winner will be chosen at random and announced the following Friday with Patrick’s ideas shared at the end of the month.

Since 2016, schedule permitting, Patrick has answered questions from homeowners and enthusiasts alike in our Feature House Friday contest. A follower-favorite, Feature House Friday has allowed Patrick to connect with those who appreciate his work in new ways while further communicating his architectural approach and creativity to the public. The At Home with Patrick Ahearn contest will further his tradition of sharing into 2022 and beyond.

Good luck to all of our entrants! In the meantime, we invite you to peruse some past Feature House Friday Videos.

Massachusetts state law requires certain disclosures to protect all participating parties resulting in the following rules and regulations. Please see below.

At Home with Patrick Ahearn Contest Rules & Regulations


  1. Eligibility
    No purchase necessary to enter or win. Prospective entrants must follow @PatrickAhearnArchitect on Instagram and like the contest announcement post (posted on the first Friday of each month) and tag at least one other Instagram User. Persons under 18 and people affiliated with the firm are not eligible to participate in the contest. In addition, to be eligible, prospective entrants must not already be under contract with another architect for the proposed residence. The contest is open to international participation. Entrants need not be present to win. Past winners are not eligible.
  2. Qualification Period
    The qualification period begins the first Friday of each month at 9 am and ends the following Thursday at 11:59 pm.
  3. Entry Procedures
    Prospective entrants who meet the eligibility criteria must tag Instagram users in the comments section of the contest announcement post, posted on the first Friday of every month. Each tagged user represents one entry for the prospective entrant. Multiple entries are allowed and encouraged.
  4. Duties of Participants; Limitation of Liability
    By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Patrick Ahearn Architect which shall be final. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Patrick Ahearn Architect and its employees and representatives are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (iii) errors in transmission; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Patrick Ahearn Architect that may cause the contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the contest; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest.
  5. Violation of Contest Rules
    Patrick Ahearn Architect reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner who, in its sole suspicion, tampers with the entry process, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
  6. Selection of Winners; Chances of Winning
    Winner will be selected at random among all entries received. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
  7. Description of Prizes
    Winner will receive the opportunity to ask Patrick a design question about their residence via email. Patrick will answer the question through a personalized video that will be posted on Instagram and our YouTube channel on the last Friday of the month unless otherwise noted. Patrick will provide ideas for the contest winner in the posted video. Follow up questions regarding Patrick’s ideas will not be entertained. If applicable, sketches are copyright of Patrick Ahearn Architect and are not based for construction. The original sketches are the property of Patrick Ahearn Architect and are not included in the prize. Winner shall also receive a signed copy of Patrick Ahearn’s book, Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living. The total value of the book is $60 plus shipping and handling.
  8. Notification of Winners; Substitution of Prizes
    The winner will be notified and announced via a congratulatory post on Instagram on the second Friday of the month. Patrick Ahearn Architect will attempt to renotify the winner up to three times. If any winner does not respond within three days of its transmission, the prize will be forfeited. If any winner does not provide submission requirements by the following Monday, the prize will be forfeited. Winners may not substitute or transfer prizes. Patrick Ahearn Architect reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event a prize is unavailable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. All taxes on prize are winners’ responsibility. Limit: one prize per household.
  9. Permissions
    Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, and likenesses for online posting, and/or any advertising and publicity without additional compensation. Failure to comply with the aforementioned conditions shall be grounds for forfeiture of a prize.
  10. Inquiries or Questions
    Any inquiries or questions regarding this contest, including any request for the names of the winners, may be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or by regular mail to Patrick Ahearn Architect at 160 Commonwealth Ave. Ste L3, Boston, MA, 02116.