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Single-Family Foundation, Over 5,000 Square Feet | 26 Bridlebourne


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Another regular participant in CFA’s annual Project of the Year competition, Custom Concrete of Westfield, Indiana, entered this year with one of the more complicated perimeter configurations for the behemoth residence category. There certainly have been bigger structures winning this category award, but few, if any, have featured such a complex array of shapes, angles and wall sizes alongside the large scale.

Known as 26 Bridlebourne, this project for McKenzie Homes delivered nearly 6,200 square feet with 321 yards of concrete and over 4,000 pounds of steel reinforcement. One of the remarkable project specifications was wall height variation, as they stepped from 1 foot  4 inches, 3 feet, 4 feet, 5 feet, 8 feet, 9 feet, 10 feet, 11 feet, and up to 13 feet, with thicknesses of 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, and 16 inches.

When looking at numbers like this, it is easy to overlook the even more spectacular features of the architecture itself. This is one of the main reasons why high-quality photography can be so important in telling the story. The Bridlebourne project features 24 angled corners and 4 radius walls along the back of the house in a foundation that will support the home’s expansive views. The complicated structure included support for a large porch, creative rear entry and a massive garage, all of which incorporated significant stone fill.

“With a basement of 4,286 square feet and garages totaling 1,906 square feet, 5 porches, 2 large poured window wells, and a forced walk-out with retaining walls containing 24 angles and 4 radius walls, extra planning was needed,” Oberbroeckling said. “Our team was selected based on the confidence in our ability to take on such a challenging project and to deliver it with high quality. This means we needed to attack the work with considerable planning ahead of time, crucial to ensure we had the labor and resources needed to complete this job on schedule and on budget while maintaining the highest quality.”

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