Welcome to the Cedar Haus.

The Cedar Haus is a stunning 1968 Replinger home inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and US West Coast architecture located in Champaign, Illinois.
Now available for creators to rent for photo sessions, film production, content creation and small workshops.

The Main Space

As soon as you walk in the front door, you are welcomed in by the beautiful architecture and the warm, cozy atmosphere. You will have access to the entire main living space of the home including the living room with high ceilings and a bold floor to ceiling fireplace with open hearth, the dining room and the stunning kitchen. You will also have access to the grounds around the Cedar Haus including many great locations with the iconic cedar backdrop.

Inspiring Architecture

Built by renowned architect John Replinger in 1968, the Cedar Haus is one of a kind. All throughout the home you will find clean lines, natural materials and breathtaking angles and details all while remaining simple and modern.

Scandinavian Minimal Design

As you walk around the home you will find all our decor is simple, clean and minimal, perfectly complementing the original architecture of the home. Curious where we got a piece in the home? Feel free to ask us!

Stunning Natural Light

One of the things you will notice right away when you step inside is all of the natural light that pours into every room from the many glass walls throughout. The Cedar Haus is a photographer’s dream whether you want nice evenly lit spaces or some moody, harsh light and shadow contrast.

The Garden Room Studio

Your rental also includes our Garden Room Studio at no extra charge! In this light-filled space surrounded by plants, you will be able to capture those clean, minimal portraits and flat lays on your choice of our selection of high quality backdrop papers.

Clean Portraits

Whether you are doing your entire session in the studio or just having it be a portion of the session, you will love the beautiful, clean portraits you will be able to achieve.

Flat Lays

Great for featuring product or getting some clean b-roll images for website or social media.

Choose Your Paper

We have a beautiful selection of high quality studio backdrop papers to choose from that will be perfect for you to achieve the look and feel that you are going for. Let us know what papers you are interested in when you inquire.

What our guests are saying

Loved working in your beautiful space and getting the opportunity to meet you guys! The vision for the shoot finally came to life thanks to your beautiful location and atmosphere!

– Bella Grace, photographer

My clients and I LOVE working at Cedar Haus because it’s the perfect mix of editorial and lifestyle. Brad + Alisa are not only incredible hosts with an amazing attention to detail, but they also provide backdrops in their natural light sunroom in addition to access to shooting in the beautiful house. It’s a stunning space with great light, unique decor, and a great alternative to shooting in inclement weather. Couldn’t recommend this space enough! 

– Astrid Johana, photographer

“My team LOVED our experience with the Cedar Haus! Brad & Alisa were so welcoming and accommodating. The space was cozy and the color scheme throughout made for a beautiful place to shoot! We couldn’t have been happier with our time there and would highly recommend to anyone!”

– Caryn Happ, real estate agent

I absolutely love getting creative in this beautiful home. I always feel inspired and creative. My favorite indoor location in the Champaign area for sessions and styled shoots because there is so much versatility!  

– Noelle Thies, photographer


Creative Rate

For photography sessions, content creation and video production.


Event Rate

For workshops, classes and gatherings.


Ready to get started?

We are excited to hear from you!

Reach out to tell us all about your next project at the Cedar Haus and to check availability.