Expansive panorama images taken from various locations at Bragg Hill at different times of the year.
This is a 360 degree view of one of the mechanical rooms at 60 Bragg Hill. This room contains the solar panel inverters, the geothermal water-to-water heat pumps, most of the radiant floor manifolds, our well water system, domestic hot water and wireless Lutron lighting system. This is the hub of most of the green technologies that powers the home. The room was designed and built by Frank Ent, Timothy… Read more →
All vertical construction of 60 Bragg Hill Road was completed today with the last ICF pour. Under a crisp blue sky, the three remaining gables were infused with concrete and “topped off”. The only remaining vertical structure is the farmhouse cupola which won’t be built until the roof framing is complete. Fabricating 12x12 pitch gables with concrete is tricky. Many ICF homes avoid this step and revert to traditional wood… Read more →
One of the tenets of green building is minimum disturbance of the earth. One way of doing this is to build build vertically with a small footprint. 60 Bragg Hill was designed with this philosophy. We knew that the house would be tall. What we didn’t know was the spectacular views that would be reveled to us. Now that the second level ICFs are poured and the structural beams in… Read more →
Final preparations are made to stabilize and assure the ICF walls are straight and level prior to being filled with 11 feet of concrete. The Lite Form walls are stabilized with Reechcraft adjustable ICF bracing that keeps the walls straight and provides a scaffolding platform required for the concrete pour.
Next to a large pile of top soil at the top of Bragg Hill, the team from Regester Associates re staked the boundaries of the future home in preparation for the excavation of the foundation.
A full spherical panorama of the top of the hill where the property is relatively flat. These images were taken at the time the sun is highest during the shortest day of the Winter.
This is the Winter panorama view of the proposed site where our home will be built.
Panorama view from the center of the meadow at the Southern area of the property. The fall light and colors are in stark contrast to the same Winter Meadow Panorama.
Panorama view from the center of the meadow at the Southern area of the property. This view presents a clean profile of the hill where the proposed house will be built.
This perspective is taken from midway up the natural valley that winds its way from bottom of the property to the proposed home site.
Dramatic view over the fields of the Benzel Family Trust. This is a view to the East on an October afternoon.
This view is taken at the lowest point along Bragg Hill Road at the intersection of the horse trail, the Brandywine river and the train tracks.
Mid way up the original dirt road/driveway in Winter.