Not only has Patrick Ahearn's work been showcased on the front cover of New England Fine Living Magazine three times, many homes designed or re-designed by Patrick have been unknowingly photographed during my annual trips to Martha's Vineyard as-well-as other towns I visit often in Massachusetts such as Concord and Winchester.
Following my usual routine, when a new coffee table book enters my home, I poured myself a cup of coffee, sat in my comfy chair and slowly flipped through the pages of Timeless, a new book by Patrick Ahearn, that is full of inspiring photos. With the turn of each page, I was treated to gorgeous photos; not only the exterior of homes he designed, but the interiors and the historic New England stories behind them. I was thrilled to see and read about so many of the homes that I have walked by, photographed, and admired.
Below are just a few of the many photos I have taken over the years.
In a previous blog post, I share how I have come across this house and used a photo of it in some of my past marketing materials. I did not know at the time where the home was located nor did I know it was the home of an ancestor from the 1700's. Not only is this the home of a distant great uncle, it is also one of the many homes on Martha's Vineyard that was revived by Patrick Ahearn. To read my other blog post about the John Coffin house, click here
Located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, these two photos, above and below, are of the 1840's "Nunnepog House.
With its weathered gray shingles and twelve over twelve windows, Patrick Ahearn's own home is Edgartown. As stated in his book, this was a midshipmen's home and unlike those who could afford clapboards, shingles were used by those who could not afford the higher priced materials.
The 1844 home of Captain Consider Fisher - A Greek Revival cottage that is currently a Martha's Vineyard summer home.
This Georgian Colonial yellow home (known as the Yellow House to many) is the 1838 Captain Rufus Pease House - Captain Rufus was the Island's commissioner of wrecks and shipwrecks. What first grabbed my attention, other than the beautiful yellow hue, was the unique detailing on the picket fence. The home is behind sweet fence that looks like little bird houses are atop each post.
With its ever-changing seasonal decor, this 1920's home was a contender for one of our fall issues and is one that you will see often on Pinterest and Instagram decorated for each of the four New England seasons.
This photo of an Edgartown home, with its welcoming porch, was a favorite amongst our Instagram friends and followers.
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