Sustainable Forest Cabin Gets LEED Silver in Washington
Designed by Johnston Architects for mountain guides Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler, the house is made largely from blown down trees from the area and adds a pop of modern color to it’s piney surroundings.
The house also boasts several other sustainable features that have it on its way to receive a LEED Silver certification. Being that both of the home’s owners are mountain guides in the area, need to do what is right for the environment when building their new home.
As such, the architects, along with Tall Tree Construction, made use of blown down trees from storms to provide the logs that were milled into the siding, fascias and trim of the house. The energy used to heat the home comes from a ground source heat pump supplemented by solar water preheating.
Located in Snoqualmie, Washington, this was amazing eco retreat. On the inside, the natural wood is the star building material but does not make the house feel stuffy or like an outdated log cabin at all.
Generous windows that some spanning both the top and bottom floors provide daylighting to cut down on electricity.