A beautiful setting, gorgeous view, and perfect weather… what more could you want? How about 97,000 pounds of building materials on two long-bed trucks, delivered to a clean and organized job site and inventoried by a local Lindal dealer? It’s all part of the services provided when you work with Lindal to build your dream home.
Rafael & Akiko are both engineers, working on the east coast and around the world during their careers. Rafael was raised in Seattle, and when it became time to build their retirement home, the couple fulfilled their long time dream to build a big Lindal home on the banks of the Columbia River. Here is a photo story of delivery day.
Local Lindal dealership Seattle Cedar Homes started working with the homeowners in 2012. Rafael did most of the initial layout and design and worked with Lindal to refine it and make efficient use of the Lindal materials and building system—a true custom collaboration between the dealer, homeowners, and Lindal designers.
Lindal Dealer Director Honored for Dedication to Sustainable Green Building
Long time representative and current dealer member on the Lindal Cedar Homes Board of Directors Dan Wise of the Grand Design Group located in Boalsburg, Pa. is one of 30 individuals nationwide to receive the first ever Home Innovations Lab National Green Build Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence 2014. Dan first committed to high performance, sustainable, green construction almost a decade ago, and has dedicated himself as a builder, educator, and advocate for the growing segment of residential construction ever since. (more…)
Originally launched as the Modern A-Frame in 2010, the Lindal Elements building system is quickly becoming one of the hottest selling paths to a custom Lindal home. Fast, flexible, and predictable, our clients are finding the familiar “building block” module of the Elements system to be the ideal way to design their own home, controlling costs and timelines with the efficient use of a fully-developed system of parts that can be combined into an infinite array of individualized designs. For 2014, we are pleased to announce a new planbook showcasing nine pre-planned Elements designs, as well as a short video that demonstrates the Elements system in action.
Taking a highly disciplined approach to the legendary Lindal building system, the Elements building module utilizes high quality Lindal materials that are fully defined and time tested. These components have been selected purposefully to maximize efficiency. Their structural capabilities, optimum dimensions, production and assembly details, and prices are predefined. Lindal designers and engineers also developed new components and modern trim systems and detailed them for total system compatibility.
The Lindal Elements building system meets the expectations of our discerning clients:
Varied and flexible enough to enable the creation and personalization of traditional or modern architectural forms;
A wide array of finish options;
Capable of meeting demanding climatic requirements;
Shipped to your site anywhere in the world efficiently as a single shipment, if desired, to dramatically reduce cost compared to the shipping of empty prefabricated modules;
Covered by the industry’s only Lifetime Structural Warranty, exclusively from Lindal Cedar Homes.
The Planning Portfolio
The concepts and sample designs shown in the Lindal Elements Design Portfolio are the result of collaboration between Michael Harris, and Lindal design studio managers, Scott Biles and Brett Knutson, putting their 100 years of experience to work for you. It is their pleasure to be available to assist Lindal dealers and their clients create their own personalized Lindal Elements homes.
Boston’s ZeroEnergy Design has been garnering regional and national press and awards for their residential and commercial design work and consulting services that yield 50-80 % energy reduction without the over-reliance on high technology. Thoughtful and efficient design, passive solar techniques, super-insulation and intelligent system design yield high performance with financially practical payback.
The first ZeroEnergy Design Lindal Architects Collaborative home, shown here, created exclusively for Lindal clients incorporates a number of important modern lifestyle features in a warm modern Lindal environment. Designed for compact in-town sites that reduce reliance on automobiles, this efficient multi-generational dwelling features a light filled and flexible interior and a bold exterior in a neighborhood-respectful form. Ready to be personalized for Lindal clients’ building sites, see the floor plan and additional renderings at an upcoming live webinar.
With all the ballyhoo of “modern,” it is sometimes easy to forget about Lindal’s deep classic roots, and how they, too, are thriving and continuing to maintain Lindal’s preeminence in the prefab universe.
Take a look at these two recently completed Classic Lindals in Ontario and see for yourself how Lindals have no equal.
Each is beautifully married to its site. The “ground form,” natural native stone rises up to meet the post and beam buildings anchoring them and contributing to their warm and inviting quality;
The legendary and enduring and sustainable Lindal post and beam system, unparalleled in quality and ambience, envelopes its homeowners, their families and guests in warmth and boasts superior energy performance;
Each house was designed for its owners, personalized to their lifestyles, open, flexible, soaring yet intimate. One is a 1400 square foot weekend retreat, the other a full time inspiration for daily living at over 5000 square feet;
Each of these Classics is a reflection of the personalized care and attention to site provided by a knowledgeable and experienced local Lindal professional in these cases by John Axmith of Axmith and Company in Barrie, Ontario.
To learn more about these and other Lindal Classics, consult your local dealer and attend an upcoming Lindal Classic webinar.
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Lindal Cedar Homes is the world's largest manufacturer of quality custom cedar homes. We are known around the world for our signature post and beam building system, quality building materials and detailed craftsmanship.