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

Stone Work Complete - Windows Installed

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The pace of construction continues at a steady pace at 60 Bragg Hill.  Up until now, much of the work has been focused on the core structural systems and elements of the green home.  With the warmer weather, the masons have completed hand cutting and setting the stones for the massive chimney.  With that phase complete, the physical character of 60 Bragg Hill has changed dramatically.  Pointing and cleaning the stone are all that remains of the chimney work.

With the stone work complete, the installation of the many Marvin windows have begun.  Many months of planning and design work have gone into the unique window array for Bragg hill.  In the lower photo, Mike Thompson is aligning the blue stone sills for the corner windows in the main room.  To see more detail of the window installation, see the slideshow.