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  • Podcast Ep 6- Michael Tartamella from Patrick Ahearn Architect

    June 6, 2019

    Michael Tartamella AIA was elevated to Managing Principal of Patrick Ahearn Architect at the beginning of 2018.  Since joining the firm in 2005, Michael has excelled in providing outstanding design and project management on many of the firm’s most significant projects and he has demonstrated a profound aptitude and commitment to the firm’s unique approach to creating timeless architecture.  With over 20 years of experience, Michael has gained knowledge and expertise in a variety of project types, prior to joining Patrick Ahearn Architect, including working with architectural

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  • What projects are you planning on this Spring?

    April 4, 2019

    Spring is here! A Hawthorn project was featured in this Houzz article about spring projects. You can read the full article here. That got us thinking about Spring Maintenance and the top things you should be checking on your home this Spring:   We recommend that you seasonally change your HVAC air filters. With all the pollen in the air as everything blooms, you want to make sure your filters are fresh and clean to make your system operate at its full capacity.  Get your Air Conditioning units serviced! When was the last time you had your units serviced? We are gues

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  • Hawthorn Builders – Featured on Dwell

    March 18, 2019

    Top 5 Homes of the Week With Exemplary Offices From the article... working hard or hardly working? These sleek homes from the Dwell community get the job done with envy-inducing home offices.   "This midcentury farm house has wonderful urban views out the back and considerable natural light.  The first floor features an open-concept dining, kitchen, and family room with a spacious mudroom and dedicated home office.  The home was constructed in a traditional wood frame building style, but incorporates all of the more modern conveniences."  

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  • Feature Article for Boston Magazine

    March 1, 2019

    We are very excited to be recently featured in Boston Magazine!! A excerpt of the article is listed below.  You can read the entire article here.  When a Needham couple with three young children spotted the perfect plot of land right in their neighborhood, they called upon Hawthorn Builders to build their forever home. The family had a “very specific set of wants and needs,” says vice president of business development & design Jessica Chabot, who took on the project. “The wife grew up on a farm, and was attached to that feel, but she also wanted a very mod

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  • Best of Boston 2019!

    February 16, 2019

    We are honored to share the news that we have been chosen the Best of Boston in the Builders & Craftsman category for 2019.  Over the last 14 years, we have been constantly looking to improve on our craft and execute for our customers.  This includes hiring the best tradesman and vendors, continuous and open communication with our customers and collaborating as a team to deliver at the highest possible level.  We are also very grateful for all of the amazing projects that we have been able to work on over the years.  While an honor like this gives us some sense of valid

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  • Podcast Ep 5- John Rufo from Form + Place

    February 7, 2019

    John Rufo, AIA has over two decades in the business of making places.  He is one of the principles at Form + Place, a Newton, MA based architectural firm.  Form + Place was founded in 2011 with the goal of helping private, non-profit and public-sector clients formulate initial development visions and bring them to reality through a creative and collaborative design process.  With over twenty years of experience in commercial, institutional and residential architecture and planning, John's projects span all commercial building types from retail, office, hospitality and mixed

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  • Podcast Ep 4- J.B. Clancy from Albert, Righter & Tittmann

    January 15, 2019

    J.B. Clancy, AIA is a very thoughtful and inquisitive architect from Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects (ART).  ART was founded in 1996 and has become one of the leading and most sought-after architectural firms in Boston.  J.B. and the ART team have a deep appreciation for the history of architecture and how it relates to our modern times.  From sketching at the start of all of their projects to their staff traveling the world, ART brings a unique set of skills, knowledge and expertise to all of their discerning clients.  J.B. provides great insight into his process

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  • Hawthorn Builders Featured on Houzz

    December 4, 2018

    Best of the Week: 34 Brilliant Bathroom Vanities

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  • White Makes Bright

    September 14, 2018

    We were excited to be a part of the September - October 2018 edition of New England Home............ It’s no mystery why white has become a perennial favorite for kitchens.  White projects a pleasing sense of order and cleanliness, it adapts to just about every style from classic to modern, and it won’t clash with the palette of nearby rooms.  That said, a wise design team knows all that pale loveliness runs the risk of feeling cold and sterile. For the kitchen in this new home in Needham, Massachusetts, Jessica Chabot and Ryan McDonnell of Hawthorn Builders cozied things up ni

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  • New England Home – A Complete Home Renovation in Three Phases

    September 12, 2018

    We were recently featured in an New England Home, online article.  The story details how going through his own renovation projects has made Ryan a better business owner....  Here is a peak at the article.... The thirteen years that Ryan McDonnell has owned Needham-based Hawthorn Builders have been an education in an often complicated industry, a time period during which the former accountant and his business partner, Mathew Roth, turned a nascent real-estate company into a full-scale custom home building firm. Though McDonnell attributes much

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