Mystic Lake Overlook

History in the Making

Architect Patrick Ahearn reimagines a centuries-old carriage house with sweeping lake views

After living in the city for 18 years, a Boston couple found themselves lured to the suburbs by a Winchester property with views of Mystic Lake. “[The land] felt like it could’ve been in the countryside of Vermont. You’d have no idea you’re a couple of commuter rail stops away from downtown Boston,” architect Patrick Ahearn says. The property’s 19th-century carriage house, however—a decrepit structure with three parking bays, crumbling walls, and an unfinished interior—was far less impressive.

Mystic Lake Overlook was featured in Boston Home, Fall 2018 issue.

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