Timeless Book

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Timeless reveals how Patrick Ahearn’s historically motivated, human-scaled designs have advanced the art of place-making in some of America’s most affluent and storied destinations. Whether carefully restoring century-old landmarked townhouses in Boston’s Back Bay or creating new homes that reimagine the local vernacular of Martha’s Vineyard, Ahearn demonstrates an unparalleled ability to combine the romance of traditional architecture with the ideals of modernism. With his work, he sensitively balances preservation with innovation to make buildings that feel truly timeless. Timeless features eighteen “Ahearn-designed” homes and explains how he adapts and applies philosophy’s greater-good theory to each of his projects. The idea of the greater good encapsulates his profound belief that architecture has the power to improve lives, to increase happiness, and to encourage friendly and familiar interactions. It serves as a guiding principle for all of his work. To achieve the goals of this theory, Ahearn designs buildings that are appropriately scaled and smartly sited, paying as much attention to the spaces between structures as to the structures themselves.

A master of vernacular architecture styles, Ahearn develops his schemes based on decades of careful study and extensive knowledge of historic and regional context. Through the practice of what he refers to as “narrative-driven architecture,” he creates a storyline for every home he restores, renovates, or builds from the ground up. This scripting gives his buildings a sense of implied history and at the same time lets them expand in scope and plan to contain the various needs of twenty-first-century living.

Revealing the stories behind the iconic houses and public environments handsomely depicted in its pages, Timeless captures Ahearn’s singular vision, creative process, and deep expertise. For architects and interior designers — or for anyone who has ever dreamed of creating a home with a true sense of place — this book will enlighten and inspire.

 

Patrick Ahearn has thousands of residential and commercial successes under his architect’s belt. But even with those celestial numbers, few will ever get the chance to tour – let alone live in – one of Ahearn’s gems. But that’s about to change with Ahearn’s inaugural book – Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living. The sumptuously photographed chronicle of Ahearn’s work in some of New England’s most special places is more than a pretty picture tour of enviable homes. The book also tours the mind of an architect on a mission to make both neighbors and neighborhoods better by the homes he builds, no matter how grand or modest. John Budris Editor, Vineyard Style Magazine

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Rebecca Booma at rbooma@patrickahearn.com

 

Timeless Book Tour Schedule

 

BOSTON, MA

December 17, 2018   |   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Private Book Launch Party at the illustrious Hampshire House on Beacon Hill

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BOSTON, MA

February 13, 2018   |   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lecture at the Boston Design Center followed by a Book Signing at the Christopher Peacock Showroom

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NASHUA, NH

March 28, 2018   |   6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Private Presentation and Book Signing at the Porsche Nashua Showroom

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WELLESLEY, MA

April  10, 2018   |   6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Private Presentation, Book Signing, and Cocktail Party at the Wellesley Country Club sponsored by Design Wellesley

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BEACON HILL, MA

May 29, 2018   |   5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Presentation and Book Signing at Grogan & Company

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CHATHAM, CAPE COD MA

June 19, 2018   |   5:30 PM

Presentation and Book Signing as part of the Chatham Summer Lecture Series at the Chatham Design Center

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OSTERVILLE, CAPE COD MA

July 25, 2018   |   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Members only Dinner Presentation and Book Signing at Oyster Harbors Club

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NEWPORT, RI

July 28, 2018   |   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Presentation and Book Signing for The Newport Show at St. George’s School Ice Rink

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WATCH HILL, RI

August 5, 2018   |   4:00 PM

Presentation and Signing at the The Ocean House in beautiful Watch Hill, RI

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EAST HAMPTON, NY

August 11, 2018   |   5:30 PM

Book Signing at the premier literary event of the year, Author’s Night, produced by Alec Baldwin

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GROSSE POINTE, MI

September 13, 2018   |   6:00 PM

Presentation and Signing at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club with a special focus on Grosse Pointe

Members & Guests Only

 

CHARLESTON, SC

September 24, 2018   |   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Presentation and Signing at the Charleston Library Society

 

THE SOUTH SHORE, MA

October 16, 2018   |   7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Presentation and Signing at the Hingham Library

 

EDGARTOWN, MA

October 19, 2018   |   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Presentation and Signing during the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House

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NEW YORK, NY

November 1, 2018   |   6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Presentation and Signing at the historic Lubin House on E 61st St between Madison and Fifth Avenue. Open to the general public.

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WELLESLEY, MA

November 29, 2018   |   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Presentation and Signing at the Wellesley Free Library

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CHATHAM, MA

December 6, 2018   |   6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Presentation and Signing at the Chatham Bars Inn during the festive holiday season!

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SYRACUSE, NY

Fall 2018   |   Time TBD

Lecture at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture

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PALM BEACH, FL

January 31, 2019   |   2:00 PM

Presentation and Signing at The Palm Beach Preservation Foundation

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Stay tuned for additional destinations and updates.

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