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

Site Topography

Our property is 10 acres of undeveloped, untamed woodland that blankets the steep Northwestern slope and crown of Bragg Hill.  The elevations slope from 340 feet at the apex of the hill to less than 200 feet at the foot of the West branch of the Brandywine Creek at the bottom of the property.  That said, there is only one small area at the top of the hill flat enough to build a home.  House size and placement options are limited. The white area shown in the image below represents ground flat enough to build a home at the top of Bragg Hill.  The light and dark gray areas represent moderate slope and steep slopes respectively and are unsuitable for building.
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