The Hawthorne House: The Breaking Out of a Shell

About Hawthorne House

In November of 2016, after months of searching for the perfect house with the right potential, we (my husband, brother, sister-in-law and myself) bought the home that would eventually be the namesake for our custom home building company, Hawthorne Custom Homes. It was not initially intended for a flip, it was going to either serve as our business office or a rental property. As we poured our blood, sweat and tears into this home our vision started coming to life. And we began to receive numerous inquiries from potential buyers. While not our original intent, we decided that this home was in need of a family to love it as much as we did.

Many would have said, “tear it down,”. But we decided with a little TLC (or more accurately a complete gut job, raising of the roof, and a face lift) that this house became charming again. This is the beginning of me breaking out of my shell. The joy I got from this project left no doubt in my mind that I wanted to do more . . .

2128 N McKay Ave NE, Alexandria MN 56308
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