Obssessed: What I Love Right Now

This week we are obsessed with grass cloth wallpaper. Traditionally, grass cloth is a woven texture on a backing, giving the wallpaper the look of a linen or a woven grass. Originally, the color options muted and most often seen in dining rooms, living rooms, and bathrooms. While you can still get the traditional looking … Read more

Honored by Houzz…Again!

Hawthorn Builders of Needham Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World   Hawthorn Builders has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom … Read more


Feedback from satisfied clients is always something we strive for at Hawthorn. Whether it be from a buyer who used one of our agents, or a family whose forever home was just completed; a job well done is always our goal.  That said, we wanted to take the time to share some wonderful feedback we received about Lynda Hughes, a Hawthorn Properties agent.

Dear Hawthorn,

My wife (Melissa) and I recently closed on our dream home in Natick with the help of Lynda Hughes.  After having previously worked with a horrible agent at one of your competitors, our experience with Lynda was completely refreshing.  She genuinely cared about helping our family settle down (Melissa and I have 2 little boys and 3 pets).  Our previous agent was simply interested in “closing a deal.”  Lynda, on the other hand, stayed in touch with us constantly throughout the process, made herself available at all hours and was simply great to work with.  She helped us weigh all of our options, provided her own recommendations and advice when we needed it.

I would absolutely recommend any of our friends who are in the market for a new home to Hawthorn Properties, based on our wonderful experience with Lynda.  In our opinion, she is the type of person who differentiates one real estate company from the others. We’re glad we found Lynda! 

We greatly appreciate clients who take the time to let us know how we are doing.  To read other testimonials, please visit our website or our Houzz profile.

It’s All About Houzz; The Market of Design

Last Thursday night I had the opportunity to join Hawthorn Builder’s Design Director, Jessica Chabot, to an exclusive design event hosted by both Clarke and Houzz.  The evening kicked off in Clarke fashion with an impressive food display and open bar. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was clear that this was a time to … Read more

Wonderful Wall Paper

Wall paper isn’t just a floral explosion in your grandma’s guest room any more. It has been making a comeback with bold, graphic patterns and lush textures. The wall paper we have been putting into Hawthorn homes makes you want to reach out and touch the walls. The patterns are tasteful but daring at the … Read more

Hawthorn Builders of Needham Receives – Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award – Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users – Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals

— January 21, 2013 –  Hawthorn Builders of Needham, Massachusetts has been awarded  “Best Of Remodeling” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The custom home builder was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Houzz “Best Of Remodeling” award for 2013 … Read more