Urban Island Village Compound

Good Neighbor

Architect Patrick Ahearn’s summer retreat takes its cues from Edgartown’s historic houses.

Architects can talk a good game about scale, context, and deftly fitting their handiwork into landscapes and neighborhoods. Most are affluent in the au courant rhetoric that applauds the scaled-down practical home and scoffs at the garish trophy house.

But the true tests of all architects’ core convictions are revealed in the homes they design for themselves.

Urban Island Village Compound was featured in Boston Globe Magazine, June 2011 issue.

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