This home, built for Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler, mountain guides, is located in the foothills above Snoqualmie. The house, designed by Johnston Architects PLLC and built by Tall Tree Construction, accommodates both professional and practical demands, and will soon receive a LEED Silver certification. Blow-down trees from storms provided the logs that were milled into siding, fascias and trim. Energy is supplied to the home through a ground source heat pump, supplemented by solar water. Sustainability was a major goal in the construction: the complex is extremely livable within its environment. Even on a gray, rainy day this forest retreat is filled with light.