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? … Read more
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
I recently attended a design event at the Clarke showroom in Milford with Design Director, Jessica Chabot. The evening was full of Clarke goodness: social networking, a delicious dinner prepared on-site, and a captivating guest speaker, Richard Anuszkiewicz. Richard (for the sake of sanity, I will refer to him by his first name instead of … Read more
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.
In case you missed it, here is our recent guest column in the Needham Times discussing some of the benefits of new construction.
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
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 … Read more
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
Last night Hawthorn’s Design Director, Jessica Chabot and myself attended a lovely design event for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), hosted by Cosentino, an innovative surface company that offers unique options for designers and architects. Celebrating ASID’s 40th birthday, the event was New Orleans themed with a jazz band and southern inspired cuisine, all … Read more
Hawthorn Builders would like to make a long overdue introduction to one of our Project Managers, Chris Palenscar. Chris has been with Hawthorn for five years now and has recently completed a series of large scale renovation projects in Needham and Newton. Below is a quick Q & A with our hard-working teammate. LP: Tell … Read more