Research has shown that exposure to natural elements – including wood visible in the built environment – reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and aids in recovery. This is an important aspect at the Heartfelt House, housing families of hospital patients who are undergoing treatment at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, Oregon. A collaboration between PeaceHealth and Ronald McDonald House Charities, the 20,200-square foot house – designed by 2fORM Architecture – has two, 10-room wings, one for families of pediatric patients and the other for families of adult patients. The use of wood throughout the project, combined with the blurred lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, works to convey a sense of well-being and connection to nature. Sansin’s Precision Coat SDF in a custom tint provides the rich, but natural look that was desired on the exterior Accoya siding and soffits, along with outstanding UV protection and water repellency that is important in this part of Oregon.