“Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity!”

More than 150 years ago Henry David Thoreau claimed that the secret to a fulfilling life was to live with few possessions to make room for deep thought and reflection. Today, with so many of us trying to simplify our lives, that philosophy is as relevant as ever.In the last few years the architectural pendulum has begun to swing back from the opulent home styles of the 1980s and ’90s to more simplistic lines and finishings that harken back to the post-WWII minimalistic movement. “The days of Gordon Gecko are over,” says architect Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC. “People used to want grandiose houses that showed off their wealth, but now they want quality homes that are more understated with clean lines and indoor/outdoor living spaces—classic on the outside with a more edited interior.”

Click here to read a discussion of today’s Transitional style and how to achieve it in the Digital Edition of the Fall 2019 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine!