Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Mason Artestry Revealed

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With the structural envelope complete and the cold winter temperatures behind us, the masonry work has begun in earnest.  The design of 60 Bragg Hill is graced with stone texture on both interior and exterior surfaces. An accurate masonry color palette that faithfully reflects Chester County’s heritage was critical.  We used a local quarry, Rolling Rock Building Stone, Co. just 33 miles from Bragg Hill for all of our stone material.  Local masons from Lancaster county provided the hand craftsmanship and artistry that achieved our goal of authenticity.

The wood mantle in the living room was reclaimed from an old timber frame beam that once graced a nearby farmhouse.  This is the first time during the entire construction process that finish textures of the home have been revealed to us.