design et al are delighted to announce that Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC have been shortlisted for a Living Space Global Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2016
The Coastal New England Harbour House is located on the historic island of Martha’s Vineyard, high on a hill with beautiful views overlooking Edgartown Harbour. Upon entering the home, the uninterrupted view of the ocean and circulation pattern sets the tone for the house to unfold. The home’s structure is balanced to allow the delineated primary spaces to unfold off of the spines of continuous enfilades, resulting in rooms that flows smoothly, one to the other. The ceiling’s cased beams throughout the home are aligned with the direction of the spines to guide one’s attention throughout the continuous spaces and create a calm sense of flow.
Extending the limits of the interior are four outdoor living spaces zoned for multiple types of entertaining. The spaces include a porch attached to a party room and a pool cabana, both outfitted with a fireplace, as well as another intimate covered porch and an enclosed porch for inclement weather. The disappearing Nano doors between the porch and the party room create an open flow of space from indoor to outdoor ideal for entertaining.
This classic home has been carefully crafted in an intimate scale for all to enjoy both by land and by sea and will remain timeless to serve as an heirloom for many generations to follow.