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Feature Article for Boston Magazine

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 […]

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Jessica Chabot in the news

Congrats to Jess for her recent mention in the Needham Times and for her work with charity! Jessica Chabot, principal design director at Hawthorn Builders in Needham, is participant in the New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association’s annual “Take a Seat” Design Exhibition and Charity Auction.   “Take a Seat” features up-cycled, one-of-a-kind […]

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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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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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