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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Inside Look at Custom Renovation

Hawthorn Builders wanted to share a sneak peek inside our almost complete custom renovation on Rae Avenue in Needham. Design Director, Jessica Chabot and I are both in love with this dining room color! We are happy to showcase our first use of Benjamin Moore CSP color, Ande’s Summit.

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.  … Read more

Needham Sales by School District – 2015 Edition

When it comes to Needham real estate, elementary school district is as much a part of the conversation as bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage and renovations.  In most cases buyers want to know which school district a house is in before even getting to the other specifics about the property.  For buyers moving within Needham, this … Read more

Hawthorn Builders Editorial

In what might be considered an annual tradition, the discussion over new construction in Needham is again on the hot stove.  This includes letters to the Needham Times from concerned residents to what appears to be a concentrated push from local committee members to propose changes to the current zoning by-laws. While examining both the … Read more

Deconstruction Part Two

Hawthorn Builders is proud to announce that we are finishing up our second deconstruction project in Needham.  A custom client, who purchased a home on Livingston circle, was interested in the deconstruction process and very eager to learn more about how this could work for their situation.  As mentioned in a prior blog, Deconstruction is … Read more

Story of a Remodel

Buying a home is a very exciting process, but it can also be an emotional and sometimes stressful one as well.  Adding a substantial renovation to the mix just adds another level of complexity and anxiety to the scope.  At Hawthorn Real Estate, we recognize that our customers are putting a tremendous amount of faith … Read more

Breaking Ground

Recently Hawthorn Builders began framing a new, custom home in Dover, MA.  This is the first time Hawthorn Builders has built in the area and we are very excited for the opportunity! Looking over the Charles River, this 4,000 sq. ft. home was designed as a modern farmhouse with a charcoal gray metal roof, board … Read more

Happy Holidays from Hawthorn Builders!

Hawthorn Builders was happy to wrap up the year with another successful team holiday party.  Held at New Garden Restaurant in Needham, all of the subcontractors, inside staff, vendors and friends of Hawthorn joined together to celebrate with yummy food and drink.  As always, it was a great way to bring everyone together.  “Often, we have the painters working on one site and the electrician at another, so it is really nice to have everyone together in one place to relax a bit after a busy year” said Hawthorn’s owner Ryan McDonnell.  Another great detail was brought to our attention by the staff at New Garden, “your team is growing!” they exclaimed to us.  In looking around, it was easy to see that they were right.  Our team has expanded in many ways over the last year, from new hiring to greater production.  That said, Hawthorn Builders is even more excited to see what growth and potential are in store for 2015.  See below for some candid photos of the night!


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