Our Clients Lindal Cedar Homes Reviews

With over 50,000 custom homes built since 1945, Lindal has thousands of fantastic stories from our many happy homeowners. We have compiled some of our favorite Lindal Cedar Homes reviews, homeowner stories and testimonials below, along with information about some of our projects.

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Wall Street Journal Lindal Article

Projects Wall Street Journal Lindal Article

Lindal Imagine Series Home Featured in Wall Street Journal   Click the Wall Street Journal logo below for a link to the full article, featuring Lindal’s Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired series of custom homes. CLICK THE LOGO TO READ THE ARTICLE:      Links to More Information Learn More About the Lindal Imagine Series >> View … Continue reading Wall Street Journal Lindal Article »

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A Renaissance Woman Masters Net Zero

Projects A Renaissance Woman Masters Net Zero

Laurie Pitman’s Journey to an Eco-Friendly House by Josefin Kannin Growing up in rural Nigeria as the daughter of medical missionaries, Laurie Pitman learned by necessity a do-it-yourself approach to life’s challenges that has served her well throughout her life, including her homebuilding adventures. Laurie today with her border collie, Emma. A Polymath With Many … Continue reading A Renaissance Woman Masters Net Zero »

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History of the Lindal A-frame

Stories History of the Lindal A-frame

A Lindal A-frame from a house plan catalog, circa 1960s When we think of unique and distinctive architectural styles, the A-frame house is one that immediately comes to mind. This simple yet stylish design has been used for centuries, and continues to be popular today. Origins of the A-Frame House The origins of the A-frame … Continue reading History of the Lindal A-frame »

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Ranch House Plans

Stories Ranch House Plans

Key Features of the American Ranch A ranch house, also known as a rancher or a rambler, is a particularly American style of home. Although the original ranch homes date back to the 1920s, they really became popular in the boom years after WWII. A ranch house plan is generally characterized by certain key features: … Continue reading Ranch House Plans »

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For a Texas Builder, a Dream Home of His Own

Stories For a Texas Builder, a Dream Home of His Own

Written by Candace Taylor Most images by Brent Humphreys for the Wall Street Journal. Carport image by Patrick Barta for Lindal Cedar Homes. Visitors to Jeff Derebery’s home in rural Texas are often surprised by the 12-foot, glow-in-the-dark square nestled among the trees on the riverfront property. “Cubie,” a glow-in-the-dark cube made from polycarbonate panels, … Continue reading For a Texas Builder, a Dream Home of His Own »

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12 Ways to Plan Your Lindal Project From Home

Stories 12 Ways to Plan Your Lindal Project From Home

Make progress on your Lindal project without leaving home The Lindal team has put together 12 ways to plan your Lindal dream project from home. Wherever you are in the planning, design, or build process, Lindal’s corporate office staff and international network of representatives are here to help. 1. Browse the home design plan books … Continue reading 12 Ways to Plan Your Lindal Project From Home »

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Cabin Kits

Stories Cabin Kits

Lindal Log Homes and Cabin Kits Did you know Lindal has a history as one of the primary suppliers of log cabin kits? In 1983, the company bought Justus Log Homes, a US log homes and cabins company established in 1954, and added Justus designs to its product line. Lindal log homes and cabins sprouted … Continue reading Cabin Kits »

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Modern Home Design Webinar Recording

Stories Modern Home Design Webinar Recording

Our modern home design webinar recording takes the mystery out of the design/build of your new Lindal home. MIT School of Architecture graduate and top-selling Lindal distributor Michael Harris explains the concept of a modern home. Preview the many Lindal home designs available and learn about pricing and process. Get an introduction to Lindal’s system-built … Continue reading Modern Home Design Webinar Recording »

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A Farmhouse Floorplan

Stories A Farmhouse Floorplan

 Light pours in to this one-story farmhouse floorplan through floor-to-ceiling windows in the double height great room. A beautiful, compact and functional home under 2,000 square feet, the modern Lindal Elements Ash is a one-level farmhouse style home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A covered porch and breezeway separates the communal living and … Continue reading A Farmhouse Floorplan »

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Beach House Plans

Stories Beach House Plans

  A Modern Lindal Home with Traditional Japanese Design Elements By Jos Kannin for Lindal Cedar Homes Photo: Kevin Scott “I thought of this project as ‘blurred lines.’ I wanted materials to flow from inside to outside without a hard line. I’m a very al fresco type of person, and every hour of the day … Continue reading Beach House Plans »

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A Peaceful Farmhouse

Stories A Peaceful Farmhouse

In this beautiful, tranquil spot, life takes on a slower pace. Farm house style is warm, comfortable and welcoming. Natural building materials such as wood and stone are often used. Lindal’s post and beam construction is the perfect choice for a farm house, because it allows for large, open living areas without the need for … Continue reading A Peaceful Farmhouse »

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Financing Your Lindal Home

Stories Financing Your Lindal Home

  There are several different home building loan options for financing your new home. Getting a loan to build a house can take some research and you may want to contact several banks and financial institutions to find the best fit for your needs. There are also some creative ways to put together financing to … Continue reading Financing Your Lindal Home »

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A Contemporary House Plan Realized

Stories A Contemporary House Plan Realized

  The owner of this contemporary Lindal home built in Washington State is a tech executive in his 40s whose work travels pre-Covid took him to Japan and Europe for two weeks out of every month. A modern architecture aficionado, he commissioned architect Jim Cutler – a luminary in the world of Pacific Northwest-based architects … Continue reading A Contemporary House Plan Realized »

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3D Virtual Home Tours

Stories 3D Virtual Home Tours

Tour the Lindal Elements Modern Classic Ash A modern Lindal Elements Ash home, built in Wisconsin. House reference number: #42066 Tour a Lindal Elements Custom Architect-Designed Home A custom Turkel Design for Lindal home. House reference number: #41465 See more custom homes by Lindal. Tour the Lindal Elements Cascade A modern Lindal Elements Cascade home, … Continue reading 3D Virtual Home Tours »

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How I Did It: Sir Walter Lindal, Founder

Stories How I Did It: Sir Walter Lindal, Founder

Lindal Cedar Homes: Built to Last By Sir Walter Lindal (1919-2011) as told to Chris Lydgate of Inc Magazine. First published in 2006. Sir Walter Lindal sits in his Lindal home in 2006.  The first Lindal homes-$195 for the basic package-were simple affairs. Sir Walter Lindal’s name may carry an aristocratic ring but his origins … Continue reading How I Did It: Sir Walter Lindal, Founder »

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A Classic Lindal Home Gets a Makeover

Stories A Classic Lindal Home Gets a Makeover

A Classic Home Remodel Shana and Doug Johnson* lived in Kirkland, WA for 20 years, but when Doug got a job near the Sea-Tac airport, they decided it was time to move. “The commute was killing him,” Shana said. Before: The Johnsons bought a classic Lindal home on the shores of a lake south of … Continue reading A Classic Lindal Home Gets a Makeover »

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The Benefits of Cedar Siding on Your Home

Stories The Benefits of Cedar Siding on Your Home

The name Lindal Cedar Homes is historically synonymous with the image of post-and-beam cedar siding houses, built with high-pitched roofs and expanses of glass to take in panoramic views. This kind of classic home is still a large part of the Lindal Cedar Homes portfolio. It’s a style of home that has stood the test … Continue reading The Benefits of Cedar Siding on Your Home »

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Eco Friendly Homes

Stories Eco Friendly Homes

Building an energy efficient house is easy with Lindal. We don’t use fancy technology (though you can install it if you want to). We combine our home designs and eco-friendly house plans with an approach to siting and construction that focuses on environmental sustainability and the use of natural heating and cooling principles. Read on … Continue reading Eco Friendly Homes »

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A Custom Home Built in Texas

Stories A Custom Home Built in Texas

After working for years as a custom home builder in Texas, Jeff Derebery knew exactly what he wanted when he approached Lindal dealer Brent Hughes of Majestic Peaks Custom Homes. Most people have an image of their dream home – one that perfectly suits their needs, lifestyle, and sensibility. What Jeff had in mind was … Continue reading A Custom Home Built in Texas »

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A Waterfront Custom Home Design

Stories A Waterfront Custom Home Design

Nancy and Ron are two passionate educators, juried artists, and world travelers. They worked closely with Michael Harris, owner of independent Lindal dealership Warmmodern Living, to create Heron Rock: A custom home design that suits their interests, budget, build site and lifestyle. This modern Lindal Elements waterfront home in Washington State is a modest 1,800 … Continue reading A Waterfront Custom Home Design »

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Stories Build a Fire-Resistant House

Lindal is currently offering a 10% discount on home packages to people who lost their homes in the Paradise Fire, Hurricane Michael or in any of the devastating wildfires or floods that have ravaged California and other regions of the Western United States and Canada. Please contact your local Lindal distributor for details or call … Continue reading Build a Fire-Resistant House »

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Rebuilding After Hurricane Michael

Stories Rebuilding After Hurricane Michael

When Gina Covell Maddox lost her home in Hurricane Ivan (2004), she turned to independent Lindal Cedar Homes distributors Manson and Laura Peppers of Blue Ridge Cedar Homes to design and build her new home. During the rebuilding process, Gina and her husband (pictured below) lived in an RV on their property – as did … Continue reading Rebuilding After Hurricane Michael »

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Home Design Services

Stories Home Design Services

Your House, Your Choice Image credit: Michael Harris Three Ways to Design Your Custom Lindal Home From initial design to 3D rendering to newly constructed dream home! Take a plan straight out of one of our home design plan books. Modify an existing design. Or work with our architectural drafting and design professionals for a … Continue reading Home Design Services »

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5 Modern House Styles You Will Love

Stories 5 Modern House Styles You Will Love

These ‘Kit Homes’ Stand Out With Unusual Details From Truly Tiny Backyard Cottages to a Stunning Mansion with Walls of Glass and a Butterfly Roof In 2009 Lindal Cedar Homes expanded its design range with a new line of modern home designs. These luxury kit homes are built from premium materials and pre-cut at Lindal’s … Continue reading 5 Modern House Styles You Will Love »

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Surviving the Hurricane

Testimonials Surviving the Hurricane

How Secure is Your Lindal Home in a Hurricane? Above: This home on Ramrod Key in Florida was completely decimated by Hurricane Irma. The Lindal home of neighbors Mike and Elaine McDonnell remained intact.   Homes Engineered to Last a Lifetime How safe is your home in a hurricane? Most of us hope we’ll never … Continue reading Surviving the Hurricane »

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Warmmodern Living Reviews

Stories Warmmodern Living Reviews

Custom Home Design Seattle NYC client reviews I take great pride in the relationships that I develop with my clients. It is a large part of the trust required in such a major personal undertaking of their time and expense. These were written by actual clients and collaborators. They speak to the Lindal product; my unrelenting … Continue reading Warmmodern Living Reviews »

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A DADU – Or Two

Projects A DADU – Or Two

  Accessory Dwelling Units and Small Homes Grow in Popularity Across the U.S. and Canada   Creative Solutions for Space and Privacy Do any of the following describe your household? You have an older child or children living at home. Family or friends regularly come for extended visits. You would love a private space to pursue … Continue reading A DADU – Or Two »

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A Tribute to Desert Modernism

Stories A Tribute to Desert Modernism

By Josefin Kannin Mid-Century Modern Design and the Desert House The Desert Modernism movement began in the 1950s, as architects in southern California, inspired by the beauty of their surroundings, developed a new, desert house style designed to integrate with the unique environment. Today, the style remains popular with homeowners, celebrities, and cultural enthusiasts alike, … Continue reading A Tribute to Desert Modernism »

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Big in Japan

Stories Big in Japan

Written by Josefin Kannin The Lindal Home of the Hayashi family in Karuizawa, Japan. Lindal Houses for Work, Play, and Every Day Yuki Hayashi, president of the Osato Research Institute (ORI) in Gifu, Japan, is a longtime Lindal fan. Since 1998, he and his wife, Toshi, have built three Lindal homes. A fourth is in … Continue reading Big in Japan »

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A Custom Lindal Cedar Home in Virginia

Stories A Custom Lindal Cedar Home in Virginia

by Josefin Kannin Rustic Style & Modern Amenities in a Rural Retreat After 13 years in New York City, Len and Linda Santalucia were ready for a change of pace — and scenery. They planned to buy land in a rural area and build their dream home when Len retired. Originally, the husband and wife … Continue reading A Custom Lindal Cedar Home in Virginia »

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Turning Dirt into Gold at Devils Backbone Brewery

Projects Turning Dirt into Gold at Devils Backbone Brewery

Written by Josefin Kannin Twenty years ago, Steve Crandall opened Tectonics, a Lindal dealership located in central Virgina. At the time, he never dreamt that his job designing and building custom Lindal homes would lead to a second career as the owner of Devils Backbone Brewing Company. The hugely popular brewpub is a striking Lindal … Continue reading Turning Dirt into Gold at Devils Backbone Brewery »

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Bringing a Small Home Dream to Life

Stories Bringing a Small Home Dream to Life

Hi Barb and Doug, I just thought I would drop you a note as we sit here overlooking the lake and enjoying our Lindal lake home this long weekend.  I can’t believe that 18 months ago this was just a dream and 12 months ago we were here in a tent pounding stakes for that … Continue reading Bringing a Small Home Dream to Life »

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The Best Prefab Homes

Stories The Best Prefab Homes

10 Reasons Lindal Offers the Best Prefab Homes   Designed  and  Manufactured  to  Build Anywhere  in  the  World Lindal is the Modern Systems-Built Home of Choice for More People than All Other Prefab Homes Combined View Modern Prefab Floor Plans >>  1. Custom Home Design & Engineering Flexibility We have hundreds of floor plans for … Continue reading The Best Prefab Homes »

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An Off The Grid Home in Colorado

Stories An Off The Grid Home in Colorado

Living off the grid wasn’t part of the original plan for the Marciantes. But that was before their local utility company said it would cost $32,000 to bring electrical power to the property. At that point, with the help of their Colorado-based Lindal dealer, Brent Hughes of Majestic Peaks Custom Homes, they decided to go … Continue reading An Off The Grid Home in Colorado »

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A Green Home Grows in Seattle

Projects A Green Home Grows in Seattle

  Eco-Friendly Homes by Lindal Image courtesy of Seattle Times The First Green-Certified Home in Washington State Wendy Jans’ home is truly a pioneer home. That’s because it’s the first house in Washington State that is certified under the National Association of Homebuilders Green Building Standard. Her Lindal, which the Seattle Times calls “the gold standard of green,” … Continue reading A Green Home Grows in Seattle »

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A Home in the Heart of Downtown

Stories A Home in the Heart of Downtown

Written by Josefin Kannin A Contemporary Custom Home in Calgary, AB Michelle Van Raay had a mission: To build a modern Lindal home with a distinct aesthetic that would also be a functional, comfortable retreat for her family. When she opened her copy of Dwell Magazine and saw the image of a Turkel Design for … Continue reading A Home in the Heart of Downtown »

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Award Winning Lindal Custom Home in Pittsburgh

Stories Award Winning Lindal Custom Home in Pittsburgh

When Duke and Gisela began planning a replacement for the vintage 1943 home in which they raised their children, their goal was to design a home that was totally accessible and would allow them to live on one level as they matured. Their new home would be environmentally responsible and an appropriate addition to its … Continue reading Award Winning Lindal Custom Home in Pittsburgh »

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Stories Review of Turkel Design for Lindal Home

Halfway between edgy Montreal and Paris-quaint Quebec City, overlooking Lac Magog and a commanding view of Mount Orfird, is a Lindal that bridges two worlds. “I had always wanted a home with exposed beams, warm and rugged. But at the same time, I was attracted to the modern edge of New York’s urban lofts. I … Continue reading Review of Turkel Design for Lindal Home »

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A Green Family Homestead

Stories A Green Family Homestead

While talking with Will, a radiologist from the Maritimes, and Katarina, a primary grade teacher raised in Sweden, it quickly becomes clear that building a modern Lindal was motivated by the desire to create a living environment that nurtures family and modern values. Their Turkel Design Lindal, in Georgian Bay, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north … Continue reading A Green Family Homestead »

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