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

Meet us at Dwell on Design

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Los Angeles, CA
June 21-23, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, Lindal will sponsor a booth at Dwell on Design, the West Coast’s largest and most inspiring exposition of home products for modern lifestyles, presented by Dwell Media at the LA Convention Center.

Thousands of the most innovative modern products and services will be featured, many of them new and being introduced at DOD. Moderated presentations by leading professionals are open to over 20,000 attendees throughout the three-day event.

Lindal’s Seattle staff and West Coast representatives will be on hand to explore the Turkel Design  Lindals for the Dwell Homes Collection and the new Lindal Architects Collaborative with attendees.

Join us for an exhilaratingly modern experience At Dwell on Design 2013. Discounted tickets are available through pre-registration, find more details on the Dwell on Design web site:

If you would like to schedule an opportunity to speak to a Lindal representative about your personal building plans in private no obligation session to discuss design, pricing and Lindal’s unique planning process, contact Lindal Client Concierge Christina Lindal at 206-892-1382 or at and let us know when on the 21-23 you are available to meet. It will be our pleasure to provide you the personal assistance and an introduction to the Preeminent Prefab, Lindal Cedar Homes.

By mharris
Categories: Events,Modern Resources

“Prefabulous” Author Sheri Koones Addresses Lindal Dealers

January 30, 2013, Comments (0)

Author and prefab expert Sheri Koones addressed over two hundred attendees at Lindal’s Annual International Dealer Meeting in Seattle on January 27. Koones’ latest book, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home, features over thirty stunning homes (including one Lindal home) that were designed and fabricated with energy efficiency as a top priority. Throughout the book, Koones offers practical guidance on how consumers can meet the challenge of dramatically reducing their new homes energy consumption through proper design and fabrication.

Koones believes that housing manufacturers are leading the green home building effort and that companies like Lindal, the first building system designated Green Approved by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center make it easier by packaging solutions in attractive and functional designs. She offered:

“Prefab construction is the future of home construction for all the obvious reasons. It saves time and is more predictable. But another important benefit is that prefab houses are more environmentally friendly. All of the debris that is in dumpsters will go to a landfill and the homeowners will pay for all of those materials. In a factory – much of those materials will be recycled.

Building green is an advantage on a personal level – adding resale value, saving money on energy, and making the house more comfortable. Green homebuilding also benefits the economy by creating millions of jobs and increasing the US gross domestic product.”

In her address, Koones applauded the Lindal Architects Collaborative for offering a wide range of architectural signatures and designs but also for enabling the homeowner to fully customize the designs for environmentally responsive siting and to suit their personal home lives.

Koones’ previous book, Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home uses over two dozen homes to illustrate how factory fabricated homes are more resource-efficient and better constructed than conventional houses.


By mharris
Categories: Dealers & Staff,Green Building

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