A slice of heaven in the Cascade Mountains [VIDEO] and ideas on treading light on the Earth when living in a non-sustainably-built home

I just completed a video for the nicest property my brokerage has listed so far this year, a helicopter-logged Canadian Western Red Cedar custom built log home in Snoqualmie Pass. Not a lot “green” about that there statement, but it was built in 1998 and has the original owner in it, and this home could easily last for 100 years. It is surrounded by the forest, water, and wildlife. The driveway alone is eight tenths of a mile long and you can only access the house via snowmobile once the snows come (about Thanksgiving through April).

Even thought this home is not green, and the trees that made this home may or may not have come from a sustainably managed forest, I think you could tread a light footprint here if you were conscientious about your lifestyle, and if you became an advocate for the native flora (Washington Native Plant Society), fauna, or even volunteered with a group like the Washington Trails Association since the property is right on Gold Creek Pond, you could do some good.

Please share with anyone you think will appreciate the beauty of this environment or lifestyle.

NWMLS #412518
187 Snowshoe Lane
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
Two bedrooms + Loft
1,808 sq ft, built in 1998.
Offered at $599,000.

Online flyer here

Beautiful custom log home built from Canadian Western Red Cedar (helicopter logged!) Only on a rare occasion does a property like this come on the market. Five acres of forested property offering total privacy, river frontage views, and adjacent to Gold Creek Park/Pond. The home offers a beautiful river rock fireplace, two bedrooms, an upper loft area, custom kitchen with custom Soapstone counters, French doors leading into the family room, hot tub, decks, skylights, and so much more. River access! Long private driveway (.80 mile) and not a single human soul in sight. Hear the elk call and the salmon splash. Access is by snowmobile during the winter months only.

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About Wendy Hughes-Jelen

Wendy Hughes-Jelen is a Seattle-area Realtor® who is EcoBroker Certified® and is a Earth Advantage® Broker AND Built Green® Certified Professional. She helps people find and create their own healthy home, and is trained to assist those with chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other health concerns that indoor air quality can impact. Wendy is certified to use Energy Star's Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency Accounting and Benchmarking (NRGbenchmarking.com). Be sure to look for Westside Green Living With Wendy on Facebook.
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