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New York and Connecticut’s Premier Independent Dealer of Lindal Cedar Homes. Specialists in Budget-Minded, Custom Lindal Homes
Your Vision, Our Custom Designs
Custom Lindal Designs by Atlantic Custom Homes
Ready-to-Customize Options from Lindal
Home Styles from Lindal
Full-Service from Start to Finish
We start by guiding you through setting your budget, defining your requirements, and selecting land.
From sketching to materials selection and pricing, we work with you to express your style and requirements.
After completing the Purchase Agreement, financing, builder selection, and land approvals are next.
4. Drafting & Delivery
Your home’s construction is scheduled at Lindal and your selected builder preps the site for delivery.
After your Lindal home is delivered, your builder frames and finishes your home on-site.
– L. and D. G.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Lindal Building System?
Our homes are pre-engineered, Post & Beam structures, with all of the materials for the structure delivered to the site for assembly and finishing by local contractors. Each home is designed and engineered for the specific conditions of the site, making efficient use of resources and materials.
What is included in the Lindal "Package?"
We provide all of the design, engineering, architecture, dealer services, and the materials for the structure, including lumber, architectural-quality posts & beams, siding, windows, exterior and interior trim, exterior and interior doors & hardware, stairs, railings, decks, and many other related materials. Everything is packed efficiently on a flatbed that are offloaded and trucked to your site (delivery is included).
What are my design choices?
Literally infinite! We offer the timeless Classic Lindals, and the modern Lindal Elements, and Lindal Architects Collaborative. Because of the Post & Beam design and efficient delivery system, the designs of our homes are not constrained by “road width” or structural limitations like pre-fab or modular homes. We can create walls of glass soaring into the sky and open floor plans that maximize living enjoyment. Our philosophy is based on a belief that the human spirit thrives in a highly personalized home that reflects the passions and priorities of the homeowner.
How long does it take from the beginning of the process to the time I can move in?
The design process takes as long as you need it to, but once the order is placed you can figure on about 3-4 months for Lindal to prepare the plans and deliver the materials on site. The construction phase has many variables, but will typically be 5-12 months depending on the weather, size, and complexity of the home.
I don't own land yet. What should I look for?
If you don’t yet own land, we will help and guide you in making a smart purchase decision, including visiting the potential site with you. Once your land choice is made, we will review the particular characteristics of the land to suggest optimal designs, best locations and orientation for the home, and will review the local rules and regulations that will apply to your project. We believe that the design must respect the land and make the best use of it.
How do I find a contractor to build my Lindal home?
As part of our dealer services, we maintain a database of qualified contractors, and if none is available where you will build, we help research local contractors. If you have a contractor that you know or who has been recommended to you, we will interview him/her, go over the Lindal plans, and help ensure that they are capable. We review all bids with you and do our best to help you obtain the lowest price for quality work.
Can I select my own finishings (appliances, counters, cabinets, fixtures, etc.)?
Yes! We think that is part of the fun – everything in your home will be an expression of you and your tastes.
Are your homes green?
Absolutely, Lindal is “Green from the Ground Up” in our efficient use and delivery of sustainable materials, smart placement of the home on the site, use of modern construction techniques, advanced HVAC technology and insulation methods, and if desired, alternative energy. Building your Lindal is an opportunity to create a highly energy-efficient home that will reward you with comfort, lower utility bills, and increased value.
Many of your modern designs feature flat roofs. Are those efficient in a snowy climate?
Yes. Many Lindals with flat and low-pitched roofs have been built in cold locations throughout North America (and the world). Each home is specifically engineered for the local conditions, including snow load, so Lindal’s engineers take that into account when they determine the sizing of the posts and beams. And no roof is truly “flat”; the roof is framed flat, but Lindal provides a tapered insulation that allows water runoff while appearing “flat”.
What does it cost for a Lindal home?
The “Turnkey” cost of a Lindal home is the cost per square foot of living area for everything that goes into and under the home, including foundation, the Lindal Materials Package, construction, HVAC, fixtures, cabinets, countertops, appliances, etc. – we mean everything needed to build, power and finish a quality home with quality details, except for the cost of the land and preparing the site.
The Turnkey range for an average size (2500SF) nicely done home will be: Classic Lindal or Lindal Elements, upwards of $400+/SF. Pricing for other series such as the Imagine Series or Lindal Architect Collaborative can be provided upon request.
The range depends on the design (e.g. number of windows, siding/window types) and the finishing choices you make.
If you are building a Classic Lindal or Lindal Elements, Atlantic Custom Homes offers free consultations. The design services are a modest $1.50/SF which is entirely refundable when you order your Lindal Home. For a Lindal Architects Collaborative home, there is a fee to make limited changes to the architect’s designs as shown in the Planbook.
Your Experts in Custom Home Design and Construction
Atlantic Custom Homes owners Jennifer and Pascal Smith Couti know the home design and construction process inside and out.
After moving to Westchester from Brooklyn, the couple began renovating their newly purchased home and quickly discovered that their shared passion for design and construction was the start of a whole new chapter in their careers. Combining their over 30 years of corporate experience in banking, consulting, project management, and engineering, in addition to Jennifer’s extensive background in interior design, they founded their own business designing and gut-renovating clients’ historic homes.
In 2019, they became the third-generation owners of one of Lindal’s top dealerships for over 30 years, Atlantic Custom Homes. Today, the couple uses their diverse backgrounds and expertise to design one-of-a-kind custom homes that deliver the best of Lindal’s efficient post and beam building systems and always meet their clients’ unique lifestyle and budgetary needs.
News & Press
FROM ATLANTIC CUSTOM HOMES
Living Legendary: Lindal Cedar Homes Creates Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Kit Houses
PRESENTED BY ATLANTIC CUSTOM HOMES | MARIA RICAPITO | FALL 2018 | SPONSORED Source: Upstatehouse.com “I’ve been accused of saying I was the greatest architect in the world,” Frank Lloyd Wright once boasted. “And if I had said so, I don’t think it would be very...
Lean and Green: A New Paltz Home Built To Order
BY SUSAN BARNETT | PHOTOGRAPHS BY DEBORAH DEGRAFFENREID | FALL 2014 | FEATURES Source: Upstatehouse.com The family of two doctors, two children, and two dogs of extremely different sizes—picture a purse puppy and a small pony—didn’t plan to build when they decided to...
An Architect-Designed Lindal Kit Home
By Jennifer Farley Photo credits: Deborah DeGraffenreid Source: Chronogram.com The dramatic large overhangs on the south wall facing the pond shield the home from unwanted summer solar gain, while the walls of glass provide passive solar heating in winter. Lindal’s...
FROM ATLANTIC CUSTOM HOMES
6 Tips for Buying Land While Staying On Budget
Buying land in the Hudson Valley seems simple enough. You find a picturesque parcel that fits your requirements—close to a cute town, high in the mountains, with water views. Simpler than building the house, right? But, it requires as much thought and consideration as...
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