On a picturesque winter evening Sunday, December 17th, on Beacon Hill, Patrick Ahearn hosted a stunning party for the launch of his new book, Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living. The venue, Boston’s Hampshire House on Beacon Street, was an ideal setting tor the celebration. With its soaring ceilings and carved oak paneling, this historic mansion (which Ahearn restored some years back) reflected the classic, timeless tone of the evening. The guest list included long time clients, editors, publishers and of course family, and friends. The rooms were filled with a remarkable cross-section of people who have impacted Ahearn’s life and architectural career – which now spans over four decades.The star of the party, Ahearn’s book, Timeless, is a beautifully written and exquisitely photographed account that takes readers on a tour of 18 homes he’s created in some of New England’s most affluent communities – specifically Wellesley, Cape Cod, and Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Referring to Ahearn’s classic work in Edgartown, Architectural Digest’s Fred Bernstein calls Timeless a “stunning new book”, and states, “This Architecture is why people covet Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate.” Read the article here. From Ahearn’s perspective, taken as a whole, the work he has done in Edgartown “constitutes the greatest project of my career.”As guests socialized, many also enjoyed watching an exciting Patriots’ victory. With the launch party scheduled during the AFC East playoff game, a viewing area was available so that partygoers could celebrate the book and see their home team play. The Patriots’ huge win only added to the festive, celebratory nature of the evening. As one party-goer aptly stated, “I go to a lot of industry parties…this was the most beautiful, and the most fun! And, the Pats won!” Last but not least, we wrapped up the evening with a surprise birthday celebration for Patrick’s sister, Nancy Ahearn.
As this year comes to an end, we are grateful for an outstanding launch for Timeless, and look forward to an exciting book tour ahead in 2018. Stay tuned!
Timeless is available to pre-order on amazon.com here. We are thrilled to share that the book is Amazon’s #1 New Release in Individual Architects & Firms category. Unfortunately, copies sold out quickly and any new orders are delayed till mid February. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience!