Hawthorn House is located in a residential neighborhood in Marysville WA. It is a single story home of wood construction in a Craftsman style with landscaping having year round interest and privacy. The entry faces east with a welcoming entry. Also on the east side are an expansive great room and sunroom, with an adjacent outdoor patio.
Hawthorn House was privately built for visually impaired or blind men with developmental disabilities. The home features adaptations unique to this population to enable maximum independence. All rooms are well lit having different soft colors. Hallways and walking areas are wide and uncluttered to allow easy mobility. Non-institutional railings mark the length of the hall.
The house has no stairs and has a special sunken foundation requiring no elevation change from inside to outside. The kitchen and great room are centrally located with client bedrooms and bathrooms on the end. Each client room is a different color to aid in location.
Clients have van access for community outings. Clients residing at Hawthorn House pay rent to a landlord LLC. Care giving services are provided by Quilceda Community Services.