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

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 … Read more

Spotlight on 121 Charles River Street, Needham

HFront 6.23.14awthorn Builders is in the finish stages of a beautiful spec house, located on Charles River Street in the Newman school district of Needham.  This 5,000 sq. ft. home sits on a 20,000 square foot lot near the newly-renovated Walker-Gordon field.

The interior scope provides a spacious, open floor plan with kitchen overlooking both the family and dining room.  The kitchen area boasts gorgeous Carrera countertops, custom cabinets and striking tile.  Additionally, the house has all high-end, stainless steel appliances.  The three levels of finished living space include a finished attic with a full bath and bedroom, along with an additional space for either an office or lounge area.  The second floor hosts the four remaining bedrooms, laundry room and three baths. The master suite is a must see!

Further custom features include a tiled mudroom with built-ins, 3+ HVAC zones, professional landscaping with an irrigation system and patio, as well as a two car attached garage.  Rob Ticktin, of Hawthorn Builders, has been managing the construction of the Charles River project.  For Ticktin, his favorite element of this property is the over-sized lot.  “What really distinguishes this house from some of the others is the spacious lot size.  Not only is the house set-back from the road, but it abuts conservation land.”

 See the pictures below for an inside glimpse of this stunning new construction in Needham.  If you are interested in finding out more about the property on Charles River Street, or any other available projects, please contact Hawthorn Builders at 781-707-6564 or visit our website at

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Needham Market Update: Fall 2011

The Needham real estate market is showing some signs of slowing. Comparing MLS and public record sales data from 2010 to 2011 (for the first ten months each year), the average sales price was slightly up from approximately $803,000 to $813,000. However, the total market volume was down with 229 sales from January – October … Read more

Needham Market Update: Spring 2011

As we near July, the Spring market in Needham is coming to a close.  The housing market in Needham remains remarkably stable despite continuing problems throughout the national economy; MLS data from the beginning of March through mid June (of both 2010 and 2011) reveal steady conditions.  Comparing 2010 to 2011 data, the average sale price has gone up slightly to … Read more

Hawthorn Investments Needham Construction Update

As we head towards the New Year, Hawthorn Investments is busy in this cold winter season.  Our projects in Needhamare moving along; all of which are at various stages of the construction process.  Both Washington and Broadmeadow are nearing completion, while at Mayflower and Savoy we are closing in on completing the rough phases of construction.  … Read more

Needham Real Estate: Housing Market Update

Although the stock market remains strong with the Dow once again reaching above 11,000 last week, the real direction of the economy is not immediately clear. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, pending sales for Bay State single-family homes fell 19 percent in September 2010 when compared with September 2009.  “Concerns over the economy and … Read more