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

Upper Level Surprise

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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 place, the sub-floor decking can be fabricated.

A tall construction ladder invited us to explore the scene from the upper level.  Wow. The veiws in every direction are breathtaking.  On a clear day such as this, 20 miles or more visibility would be a common experience.  From this perspective the structural components of the home are evident.  This will be a strong home.  Perched on the top of Bragg Hill, it has to be. 

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360 degree panorama view from the partially built upper level. Use your mouse to pan the image.