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Podcast Ep 6- Michael Tartamella from Patrick Ahearn Architect

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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 […]

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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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Podcast Ep 3- Designer Tips

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Eric Haydel, an Interior Designer, was our guest on this episode of Design Wise.  In addition to working with clients, Eric has produced several product lines and has a showroom in the Boston Design Center.   As an Allied Member, he is also the youngest President of the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter […]

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Podcast Ep 2- Studio Life

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Carolyn Mackin, our guest on this episode of Design Wise, is an artist based out of Wellesley, MA.  Her artwork is about embracing and celebrating life, and living with intention and passion.  Her abstract, multi-layered paintings reflect her journey through life.  Inspired by traveling, city life, white light, and intimate connections, Carolyn creates mixed media paintings […]

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What You Need to Know Before Starting A Renovation

We frequently get calls from homeowners considering a home renovation project. The questions are often quite similar: Does the project make financial sense? Will I get what I invest in this project back when I sell the home? Is it worth the disruption? If I can only do one part of the project, which should […]

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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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