2012 Bulfinch Award Recipient  for New Residential Construction, over 5,000 square feet for "Plantingfield Way" and Merit award for Commercial Category for "Edgartown Boathouse"

Awarded by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art New England


When we decided to build our retirement home on Martha's Vineyard, we knew the importance of selecting a world-class architect who could interpret our ideas and turn those into a beautiful home our family would enjoy for generations.  Our intent was to build a gambrel style summer cottage reminiscent of those built just after the turn of the century, and added onto over the years.  We knew we wanted something simple and open, yet significant enough to accommodate our family and friends year-round.  We selected Patrick Ahearn because he is renowned for historic interpretation and renovation. Having seen several examples of his work and having studied the work of other great architects, we recognized Patrick's attention to detail and beautiful designs rivals the best architectural work in the country.  Patrick patiently worked with us over time refining our design to meet our needs.  He spent time understanding the land and its surroundings and siting the house to maximize views over the meadow out to the ocean, while affording us privacy from our neighbors.  He selected materials that are both functional, and beautiful.  His plans were detailed, and he even recommended a number of builders and interior designers for us to interview.  The construction took just over two years, and Patrick remained involved by supervising the work with the builder and approving invoices before they were submitted.  He sourced materials such as antique flooring, and made modifications along the way to ensure every detail was attended to.  The end result is a beautiful home that will stand the test of time. We are thrilled with the outcome and are extremely grateful we selected Patrick Ahearn for this project.  We would highly recommend him to anyone interested in quality work, attention to detail, and masterful design.  He is simply the best.

Plantingfield Way 1 & 2
Martha's Vineyard


Dear Patrick,

We wanted to extend our gratitude to you and your team for the fine work you have done for us in improving our home.  Your work is of the highest standard of quality and artfulness.  The level of your servic is exceptional. 

With Best Regards,

Old Colony Road, Wellesley



Dear Patrick, 

We truly coudn't be happier with the house the design is absolutely beautiful and truly unqiue.  You did a fantastic job accommodating our requests and you were incredibly responsive, professional, pleasant to work with.  I have always admired your work but you really did exceed my expectations, the house is everything we wanted and more.  Thanks again for everything.


Charlestown Seaside Cottage