Building during a pandemic

So you might be wondering, safely from your home, why construction sites are considered essential work by the State. Most projects, if left completely unattended for weeks and months, could have large ramifications. Depending on where the project is in the process, you could have issues where the structure is compromised. Say for example – … Read more

Choose your own adventure

You wake up one morning to your children yelling in the next room. You think to yourself ‘This house is too small for us. We have officially outgrown it’. Swinging your legs over the edge of the bed, you stretch and yawn. You stumble out of your bedroom and down the hallway, leaving the sound … Read more

What projects are you planning on this Spring?

Spring is here! A Hawthorn project was featured in this Houzz article about spring projects. You can read the full article here. That got us thinking about Spring Maintenance and the top things you should be checking on your home this Spring: We recommend that you seasonally change your HVAC air filters. With all the … Read more

Run in the Mud for Charity!!

We are raising money and awareness for the Needham Community Council in a fun and exciting way.  We want to challenge our company and community to rise to the occasion and compete together in the Tough Mudder Boston (half), while raising money for an amazing organization that has supported the Needham community since 1930.  You can support … Read more

Obsessed: What I Love Right Now

Accessories and accent pieces are often overlooked in design, but they can actually offer more personalityy and character to a space. I think its important to select accent pieces that fit your personal style and can bring a sense of whimsy.  Another option is to incorporate a couple select pieces that spark your interest and … Read more

Obsessed: What I Love Right Now

Navy blue is a classic color and often brings to mind a traditional and nautical style. Currently you can find this classic color in some unexpected places, my favorite being the cabinetry  of an kitchen island or on exterior shutters as seen below. At Hawthorn, our favorite Navy is Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. For interior … Read more

131 Grant Ave Revealed

Hawthorn Builders is proud to unveil 131 Grant Ave in Newton – a custom renovation that took this historic structure down to the bones and modernized it with today’s amenities. Having acquired the property in May 2014, this rehab was a multi-layer  process that involved preserving as much of the original exterior and interior elements … Read more

Design Team: Hawthorn Builders and Moen

Hawthorn Builders is excited to reveal our latest design opportunity – teaming up with Moen!  Recently, Hawthorn Builders was approached by a local Moen representative who knew of our reputation for building beautiful homes that showcase some of the latest trends. Moen, whose motto is, “buy it for looks, buy it for life,” thought this … Read more