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A Look Into Lighting

When it comes to discussing lighting (FUN!), we are used to hearing the term “wattage” as a means of describing light bulbs and the strength of the fixture. However, with the increase of LED fixtures as mainstream, this has brought a whole new ‘light’ to the terminology – see what I did there?  There is […]

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Design Showcase Winner!

Last night, Hawthorn Builders was honored to attend the IFDA Design Showcase held at Landry&Arcari’s Framingham location.  This event was held to showcase the winners of the IFDA’s 2016 design contest, as well as to allow vendors in the industry to display and discuss their innovative products and services. With a lovely set-up among gorgeous […]

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Sailing Away with Shiplap

For those who are familiar with HGTV’s series, Fixer Upper, you are well aware of the undying love Joanna Gaines has for shiplap.  For many of you though, this might be a term you have never heard before; perhaps it applies to some nautical reference? Perhaps the number of times a boat crosses the ocean?  […]

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The Hub of the Home

As promised, I wanted to continue to share some of the highlights from the design presentation I attended at Clarke last month. Step 2 – Lifestyle Value: our clients are more willing to invest in their lifestyle than ever before.  People are more aware of brands and trends and what they want showcased in their […]

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Fashion Forward Thinking

I recently attended a design event at the Clarke showroom in Milford with Design Director, Jessica Chabot.  The evening was full of Clarke goodness: social networking, a delicious dinner prepared on-site, and a captivating guest speaker, Richard Anuszkiewicz.  Richard (for the sake of sanity, I will refer to him by his first name instead of […]

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Update on Tanglewood

Our spec home in Wellesley has officially been listed on MLS! Since our last blog, when framing had just begun, this custom home is now completely framed and the roofing is now underway.  As progress evolved, so did our specifications for this beautiful home in Wellesley.  Hawthorn Builders is excited to share additional information about […]

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Cement Board : A New Concept to Siding

This week Hawthorn Builders hosted a learning session with local representatives from James Hardie, makers of cement board exterior siding and trim products.  Given the recent interest in Jam es Hardie products as an alternative to traditional clapboard siding and cedar shingles, it made sense for us to gather as much additional information as we […]

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Welcome to Wellesley!

Hawthorn Builders is both proud and honored to announce that we have officially broken ground in Wellesley!  Having sourced a lot on Tanglewood Road, demolition is complete and we anticipate framing to begin next month.  At the current time, architectural plans are final but there is still time for a new buyer to customize the finishes.  […]

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