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

Twelve Feet Under

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After almost three years of planning, it is a strange feeling to step into the space carved out of a hillside that is supposed to be your home.  There was much discussion of what ifs:  What if there are huge boulders or solid rock underground?  Fortunately, the soil content at Bragg Hill is ideal for building.  It percolates well and in our part of Chester County, doesn’t contain subterranean rock.  Click here to view the 360° panorama of the foundation.