Lindal & Green Building

July 24, 2014, Comments (0)

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…)

By Trina Lindal
Categories: Dealers & Staff,Green Building

Reviews from Lindal Homeowners

July 22, 2014, Comments (0)

The simple fact is, Lindal has been delivering homes to satisfied customers for nearly 70 years… that’s over 50,000 Lindal Experiences around the world, and we are still here to serve you. (more…)

Lindal Elements: New planbook & video

February 6, 2014, Comments (0)

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.

We are pleased to present nine of the Lindal Elements designs in our new planbook, available online for free with registration or for $20+s/h in the Lindal Online Store.

By Trina Lindal
Categories: Home Plans,Modern Resources

A Sneak Preview: the ZeroEnergy Design Lindals

June 13, 2013, Comments (0)

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.

ZeroEnergy Design urban infill house designThe 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.


By mharris
Categories: Green Building,Home Plans

The Preeminent Prefab

June 12, 2013, Comments (0)

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.

Click for a larger version of this image and slideshow of this home on the Lindal Cedar Homes Flickr Photostream

Click to see this image and slideshow on the Lindal Cedar Homes Flickr Photostream

By mharris
Categories: Home Plans

The Skinny on Narrow Site Designs

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We receive many queries about building “glass houses on narrow lots,” and how to achieve openness and a sense of privacy on in-town sites as small as 50×100 feet. Clients seeking to replace older houses with a modern energy efficient home or those building on prime but restricted view or waterfront lots in new communities are not sure where and how to begin.

The Marmol Radziner 2410 and 2780, two new Lindal Architects Collaborative designs contained in the Lindal Architects Collaborative Design Portfolio are two such designs. Each is roughly 36 feet wide, and each provides clear insight (no pun intended) into narrow lot design. The 2410 wraps itself around a private courtyard that is accessible from literally every sun-bathed room in the house, while still providing privacy from the street and neighbors.

The 2780 creates privacy on one side with an elevation that contains only high transom windows, while on the opposite side opening itself up to a sunny private side yard, including a private covered terrace area for dining and quiet lounging.

Narrow lot Lindal Elements home designThe Lindal Elements program provides clients the opportunity to work with local Lindal dealers to create very personalized solutions to the challenge. A recent 3200 square foot home, shown here, designed for a sloping 50 foot wide Seattle area site, creates a sheltered and covered central courtyard and a full view to a deeper west-facing rear yard with privacy enhanced with wisteria covered pergola beams that will both shelter and shade the interior. Traditional gable forms respect the neighborhood, while the metal standing seam roof wraps the eaves to replace overhangs and avoid violating setbacks. This design was developed for multi-generational living… three generations on one small site.

By mharris
Categories: Home Plans

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