We met with Ray Hawthorne to help determine if we would make an offer to buy a 100 year old Cape May home in need of major renovations. At this first meeting, we were very impressed with his professionalism, honesty, critical eye and vision. Ray confirmed it was possible to rebuild the home and shared our enthusiasm and excitement at the prospect of it. We did buy that home and embarked on a ten month long journey with the entire Hawthorne Davis team which resulted in a showpiece home which exceeded our expectations.

During the architectural planning process Ray made thoughtful suggestions based on his many years of experience which enhanced the overall design and functionality of our home to be. In addition, Hawthorne Davis handled every aspect of the approval and permit process required by the City of Cape May.   Ray and Jennifer made the process of selecting interior and exterior materials and finishes easy and pleasurable, always mindful of quality and budget. During the construction Ray, George and the whole crew paid very close attention to every building detail. George’s skills and talents as a craftsman are visible in every aspect of our home which he built as if it were his own.

Our primary home is three hours from Cape May. As fun as it was to go as often as possible, we did not feel the need to be there on a daily basis. We knew that Ray and George were on top of every facet and detail of the project even anticipating our needs and wishes.  An enormous amount of pride was taken in the building of our home and the finished product is a testament to that pride.

Thank you to all at Hawthorne Davis for building us a beautiful, quality home!

The Cohens 

Finished Home

Before and in-progress

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