Belmont Farmhouse Revisited

History in the Making

A landscape and architectural renovation blends the former glory of Belmont’s 1850s Locke Farmhouse with a French flourish

In order to write the next chapter for an Italianate farmhouse, with roots embedded generations deep in Belmont’s farming history, Patrick Ahearn Architect had to first work backwards. His firm, which is renowned for steeping new builds and restorations alike within a historic vernacular, had to deconstruct and remove some wayward, quick-sell renovations done in the 1990s before they could reinterpret “what might have been,” says principal Patrick Ahearn FAIA. “This was the second bite of the apple, if you will,” he explains. And it is sweet indeed.

Belmont Farmhouse Revisited was featured in Boston Design Guide, Prelude Spring 2019 issue.

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