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When it comes to classic, New England style, Patrick Ahearn Architecture and Interiors has it all wrapped up. So we weren’t a bit surprised to hear that they had been inducted into the 2013 New England Home Hall of Fame. In fact, if we were going to close our eyes as tight as we could and imagine what our dream New England home would look like, we’d be pretty thrilled if we opened our eyes to this!

Classic architecture and the judicious use of seaside touches (chic, not kitschy) are only a couple of the reasons that we think this firm’s choices are in such good taste.
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 Neutral palettes with a splash of color are our favorite for coastal decor. (And anywhere else, really!) The soothing decor creates instant relaxation and doesn’t take away from the vibrant landscape outside the window. Check out the fantastic architectural details in the archways. It’s those little touches that take a home to the next level.
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 Family dinners, dinner parties, laughing over drinks with friends… We think the dining room is one of the most important rooms in the house for creating memories that last a lifetime. A large farmhouse table creates the ideal atmosphere for sharing a good meal–and an open floor plan ensures that the cook doesn’t get left out!

1One of our favorite things about Patrick Ahearn’s seaside designs is that they always, without fail, place a premium on the crux of any good seaside home: the view! We are such huge fans of multiple seating areas, especially for parties. We’re sure this house entertains in style!

1 triple windows patrick aheThose open windows make even doing the dinner dishes seem more like a prize than a chore. The mix of counter surfaces here makes for a classically unique kitchen. And we just adore those baskets above the fridge and the back splash. It’s those little touches that make these elegant and beautiful homes feel relaxed and livable.

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Lounging by this pool wouldn’t be too shabby either… This is the absolute chicest pool house! We could definitely lounge away an afternoon relaxing by this pool.
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On the exterior, as with the interior, it’s that attention to detail that separates an Ahearn home from the pack. The charming window boxes, pergola and picket fence create a homey feeling in a stunning, sprawling setting.
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Cedar shakes by the seashore. Say that three times fast! Obviously, this is a gorgeous home in any material, but we think that cedar shakes can make any home more fabulous!
 Don’t crisp, clean landscaping and interiors make everything better? It would be such a treat to drive up this perfectly manicured lawn everyday. (Although we have doubts about our abilities to stay within those perfect brick lines…) We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s good taste and wish you a wonderful day!