What was accomplished in the 2016 building season:
Finished filling terraces
More road work
House design mostly done
Septic design done
All brush & dirt removed from ledge where footings are going
Footing lines marked on ledge
Blasting on cliff for staircase
Footings finished for round turrets on front & staircase
More brush removed from parking area
This is the 20 acre lot plan showing the road I built from the town road.
Satellite pic of the 1100' road I built.
I blasted in July '16 to make space for a stairwell on the lower level.
My design of how the castle will look on the cliff.
Footings and foundation design from my structural engineer.
First floor plan
Second floor plan.
My architect took my drawing amd made this one.
I am modeling the entrance after Le Château de Vigny in France. I used Photoshop
to remove one of the stories.
Design of the front of the castle.
Here you can see the lines I panted on the ledge to mark the positions of the
This shot shows the plan to sacle with the actual build site. You can see the
footing lines marked on the cliff.
It took a lot of trial and error to come up with a system of forms that would
work for a round turret being built on a granite slope.
Rebar placed for the stairwell turret footing.
The left entrance turret footing
The right entrance turret footing.
Finished the '16 build season with 3 round turret footings done. These are the
hardest of the footings.
My architect took my drawings and did a rendering of the inside of the living room. The view through
the windows is the actual view.