This May, GMC, the sponsor for HGTV Dream Home 2015, is hosting an event for their corporate and local Boston dealers. Prior to the tour, Patrick will be giving insight on the architecture of the home as well as his influence on the Vineyard over the past four decades.
Every home Patrick designs begins with a narrative on how the home could have developed over the years. Patrick explains, “The concept of scripting allows one the opportunity to embrace the client’s more utilitarian program with a sense of history or timelessness that results in houses that look as natural and authentic as possible.” Patrick will be sharing his narrative with GMC.
Here is a sneak preview:
“A hunter or fisherman would build a cottage – that first piece is at the center of the home. Then, a boat shed is built to the left of this structure, two stone chimneys to heat the main building are put in place, porches are enclosed over time and you see how the design begins to fill out.”
The Dream Home is just one of many timeless pieces that Patrick has designed on Martha’s Vineyard. With each of his 137 houses and public buildings in Edgartown Village, Patrick’s improvement of their aesthetic by virtue of the human scale and classic forms worked to serve beyond the buildings’ specific function and enhanced the greater public realm in their collective whole. The human experience in Edgartown Village is characterized by a nostalgic era full of lovingly restored family homes, shops, and restaurants that capture the historical essence of the locale yet live the way people want to live today. Patrick’s vision for establishing a sense of place for Edgartown Village was realized with The Boathouse and Atlantic Restaurants as catalysts in the revitalization of Main Street, the harbor front, and the Edgartown commercial district. Edgartown Village epitomizes Patrick’s design philosophy as it responds to the collective whole with human scaled architecture, resulting in the intersection of aestheticism, function, and vitality. Sidewalks were widened, tree and lightscapes created, street furniture installed, new public access to the water front and docks and additional outdoor dining at the water’s edge followed, all breathing vitality into the town, and creating a “sense of place” where one did not exist previously.
Patrick is looking forward to the opportunity to share his inspiration and thoughts when designing the Dream Home and Edgartown Village. Be on the lookout for GMC’s Spring 2015 issue! Patrick is featured in an article discussing his inspiration for the HGTV Dream Home 2015.