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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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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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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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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 […]

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Hawthorn Builders Editorial

In what might be considered an annual tradition, the discussion over new construction in Needham is a gain 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 […]

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Holiday House Tour

On December 6th, the Women’s Club hosted its 18th Holiday House Tour, which celebrates some of Needham’s finest homes.  Two of the six houses on display were past clients of Hawthorn Builders.  Located on South Street and Webster Street, the latter was a custom renovation project which began in February 2014. The scope of work […]

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