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

Today is October 20th, 2014 - The weather at Bragg Hill is clear and 55°F

Week of January 22nd, 2012

Green Technologies at Work

Not quite the star ship Enterprise, but close.  This mechanical room hosts most of the active and passive green technologies that power 60 Bragg Hill.

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Posted 01.25.12 in Category: Panorama Photos,Green Technologies

Week of October 2nd, 2011

Reclaimed Redux

Reclaimed Redux

Redefining sustainability by hand: reclaiming old oak beams for its third use in three hundred years.

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Posted 10.03.11 in Category: Construction,Evolution of Design,Land Stewardship

Week of September 25th, 2011

The End of Wall Clutter as we Know it

The End of Wall Clutter as we Know it

Wall Rash can be a huge problem, especially with all of the lighting, audio visual, HVAC and other technologies that need switching.  Here’s how we used Lutron technologies to eliminate this eye-sore and give us our walls back.

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Posted 09.25.11 in Category: Green Technologies

Week of September 11th, 2011

Stairs of Steel

Stairs of Steel

Fabricating the massive staircase for 60 Bragg Hill required a marriage of wood, steel, computer technology and hand forging.

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Posted 09.15.11 in Category: Construction,Evolution of Design

Week of August 28th, 2011

Waiting for Irene

Waiting for Irene

Living in a home made of concrete is preferable, especially in a hurricane.

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Posted 08.31.11 in Category: Construction

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