June 21, 2013
"We selected Patrick Ahearn because he is renowned for historic interpretation and renovation. Having seen several examples of his work and having studied the work of other great architects, we recognized Patrick’s attention to detail and beautiful designs rivals the best architectural work in the country."- Homeowners
This property sits across a sandy road from Eel Pond, so the clients required the back of their new-build house—where they planned to spend the most time—to provide sweeping water views from large windows. They also wanted it to look like the building’s front, however, to preserve a sense of public welcome.
Meeting this challenge meant incorporating elements into the water-facing elevation that would let it look as if it were the front façade. Particularly important was creating the symmetry one would expect from the street-facing side of a late-nineteenth-century shingle-style manor.
"Patrick patiently worked with us over time refining our design to meet our needs. He spent time understanding the land and its surroundings and siting the house to maximize views over the meadow out to the ocean, while affording us privacy from our neighbors."- Homeowners
A cobblestone-edged pea-stone driveway curves around the house from the road, culminating in a motor court—partially defined by a cabana and pool—at the actual entrance.
Inside, central circulation spines and deeply recessed entry portals between rooms reinforce the sense of transition from one space to the next.
"The construction took just over two years, and Patrick remained involved by supervising the work with the builder and approving invoices before they were submitted. He sourced materials such as antique flooring and made modifications along the way to ensure every detail was attended to."- Homeowners
"The end result is a beautiful home that will stand the test of time. We are thrilled with the outcome and are extremely grateful we selected Patrick Ahearn for this project. We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in quality work, attention to detail, and masterful design. He is simply the best."- Homeowners