The Car Barn
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Celebrating his 36th year in practice, Patrick Ahearn FAIA has realized a lifelong dream – to build a structure to house his impressive car collection. Inspired since childhood by car design and its relationship to architecture, his aesthetic found its purchase in the clean, elegant lines and symmetric aspects found in the sleekest classic cars. The resulting “Car Barn” celebrates this unique relationship – its oversailing eaves bring to mind the headlights of a beautifully designed car; the windows are inspired by the grille teeth of his 1960 Corvette. A quintessential element of the Vineyard’s idyllic rural landscape, the New England Vernacular Barn style was chosen as a testament to the island’s rich agricultural heritage.
The Car Barn was featured in New England Fine Living, Spring 2017 issue.Download PDF