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Christmas in Edgartown Walking Tour

Join Patrick Ahearn and the New England Chapter of the ICAA during the 36th Annual Christmas in Edgartown for a historic walking tour, as Patrick discusses the history of Martha’s Vineyard architecture and how the town of Edgartown has evolved over the years. The tour begins at 2:00 p.m. and will conclude with a festive reception at the Carnegie Library.

 

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: Carnegie Library, 58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Tickets: $40 for ICAA-NE Members, $60 for Non-MembersPurchase tickets here.
 

About Christmas in Edgartown

December 7-10, 2017

Voted Best of the Vineyard for the third year in a row, Christmas in Edgartown is a weekend festival you don’t want to miss! Every year through the various events, Christmas In Edgartown helps raise over $50,000 for island-wide charities and non-profits. Come be apart of the holiday magic!

Find more information and events here.

New Chair of MV Preservation Trust

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Patrick Ahearn FAIA was recently appointed the new chair on the Board of Trustees of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

For more than 40 years, the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust has acquired, preserved and managed the endangered historical landmarks of Martha’s Vineyard, restoring living institutions to their rightful place in Island life. The Preservation Trust is a private, not-for-profit organization supported by contributions from the public and through the management of its historic properties.

All of these irreplaceable landmarks were badly deteriorated, and in many cases, threatened by demolition when the Trust undertook their restoration and permanent care. The Preservation Trust’s uniquely active Board of Trustees has assumed a leadership role as stewards of the Island’s architectural legacy. Through the commitment and generosity of the Board, members, and supporters, we are able to keep these landmarks, which are so essential to the unique character of Martha’s Vineyard, in the mainstream of Island life.

As an advocate for preservation and after restoring multiple properties owned and maintained by the trust pro-bono, Patrick is thrilled for the opportunity to contribute as the Chair on the Board of this wonderful organization.

For more information, visit their website here.
For a complete list of properties owned and maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, click here.

Patrick Presents HGTV Dream Home 2015 to GMC

This May, GMC, the sponsor for HGTV Dream Home 2015, is hosting an event for their corporate and local Boston dealers. Prior to the tour, Patrick will be giving insight on the architecture of the home as well as his influence on the Vineyard over the past four decades.

Every home Patrick designs begins with a narrative on how the home could have developed over the years.  Patrick explains, “The concept of scripting allows one the opportunity to embrace the client’s more utilitarian program with a sense of history or timelessness that results in houses that look as natural and authentic as possible.” Patrick will be sharing his narrative with GMC.

Here is a sneak preview:

“A hunter or fisherman would build a cottage – that first piece is at the center of the home. Then, a boat shed is built to the left of this structure, two stone chimneys to heat the main building are put in place, porches are enclosed over time and you see how the design begins to fill out.”

The Dream Home is just one of many timeless pieces that Patrick has designed on Martha’s Vineyard. With each of his 137 houses and public buildings in Edgartown Village, Patrick’s improvement of their aesthetic by virtue of the human scale and classic forms worked to serve beyond the buildings’ specific function and enhanced the greater public realm in their collective whole. The human experience in Edgartown Village is characterized by a nostalgic era full of lovingly restored family homes, shops, and restaurants that capture the historical essence of the locale yet live the way people want to live today. Patrick’s vision for establishing a sense of place for Edgartown Village was realized with The Boathouse and Atlantic Restaurants as catalysts in the revitalization of Main Street, the harbor front, and the Edgartown commercial district. Edgartown Village epitomizes Patrick’s design philosophy as it responds to the collective whole with human scaled architecture, resulting in the intersection of aestheticism, function, and vitality. Sidewalks were widened, tree and lightscapes created, street furniture installed, new public access to the water front and docks and additional outdoor dining at the water’s edge followed, all breathing vitality into the town, and creating a “sense of place” where one did not exist previously.

Patrick is looking forward to the opportunity to share his inspiration and thoughts when designing the Dream Home and Edgartown Village. Be on the lookout for GMC’s Spring 2015 issue! Patrick is featured in an article discussing his inspiration for the HGTV Dream Home 2015.

View the HGTV Dream Home 2015 here. View The Field Club Recreation Facilities here.

 

Best of the Vineyard 2015

Vote PA: Best of the Vineyard 2015

Patrick Ahearn Architect is nominated for “Best Architecturalahearn_field-club_11 and/or Residential Design Company” in the Best of the Vineyard 2015 by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Patrick has designed over 200 properties on Martha’s Vineyard including homes, restaurants, the Field Club, and this years HGTV Dream House.

Last year, Patrick won Best of the Vineyard 2014. Let’s keep it up! Last day to vote is APRIL 5, 2015.

Instructions:

  1. Go to http://bestofthevineyard.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-the-Vineyard-2015/Ballot/Services
  2. Register/Login
  3. Pick the category: Services
  4. Under “Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company” vote Patrick Ahearn

Thank you for taking the time to vote!

 

HGTV Dream Home 90 Second Tour

 

Want to know what it feels like to live in a HGTV Dream HomehgtvTour designed by Patrick Ahearn? Take one or more of the video tours for a full experience of the different spaces! The front entrance opens up to a great room, dining room, and a spacious kitchen. The right wing of the home holds the master living space including: a master bedroom, master bath, dressing room, closet, and a master patio. The left wing consists of the guest room and bath, kid’s bedroom and bath, laundry room, and a garage which will hold a 2015 GMC Acadia Denali. To wrap it up, there is welcoming back patio great for entertaining!

There is still time to enter. Sweepstakes is open until February 17, 2015. Don’t miss out! Head on over to HGTV to enter.