Concord New Farmhouse

Journey with the Past

Re-imagining traditional Colonial architect Patrick Ahearn created a home that is welcoming snug—and that offers a true sense place—for a family west of Boston.

You might think that imbuing historical New England design with the upstart spirit of Australia would be like trying to catch lobster with a hook and line: no chance. But consider a new home, situated in a historic Boston-area community, which perfectly strikes this unlikely balance. With an aura of the Regency style beloved by the homeowners, the house still suggests the deep history of its bucolic location—rolling woodland that was once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and where Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal.

Concord New Farmhouse was featured in New Old House, Winter 2020 issue.

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