Flip Flop

Flip Flop

Architect Patrick Ahearn’s perfect Vineyard surfside retreat

Patrick Ahearn FAIA, who grew up on long island, often talks about the summers of his youth. He’d head out to the white sand beaches of Montauk on a two-lane country road, surf the ocean’s Gulf Stream waters, fish on the bayside and hang out by the beach shacks that dotted the coast. “It was a simpler time,” says the principal of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, and it was perfect. So perfect, in fact, that his daughter and wife, Marsha, have been after him for years to recreate those experiences for their own family on Martha’s Vineyard. When he and his wife found a private, three-acre parcel Up-Island, he acquiesced.

Flip Flop was featured in Boston Design Guide, Cape & Islands 2017 issue.

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