A few minutes spent in a sauna now and then is known to trigger blood flow, release endorphins, and improve physical and mental health. These homes have saunas that—with their clean-lined wood planks, soothing natural aromas, and often striking volcanic-like coals—are bound to banish the winter blues.
The Tenacre Estate
Southampton, New York | Harald Grant & Bruce Grant, Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
The quintessential Hamptons retreat known as Tenacre was commissioned in 1920. Its nine-bedroom main residence features an effortless flow between the inviting living and entertaining spaces and myriad patios and other outdoor spaces enveloped by three acres of lush lawn, flower beds, tall hedges, and mature shade trees. The freestanding pool house offers a sunny natatorium with lap lanes and a slide, a deck with a spa, and a unique sauna with a window looking out over the pool.
Magnificent Pacific Heights Manor
San Francisco, California | Steve Gothelf & Neill Bassi, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Dating to 1906 and impeccably renovated, this handsome four-level home just steps from the Presidio in Pacific Heights enjoys iconic views from nearly every window. Highlights include elegant formal living and dining rooms, four bedrooms, a family and media room, a library or office, a recreation area on the upper level, a rooftop solarium with a spa, a lush walkout garden, a fitness center, and—among the five full and two half baths, one luxurious space with a sauna and a steamshower.
Light-Filled Gem in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Stedman Kehoe Hirsch Pollack, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage
This gorgeous light-filled home on one of Santa Fe’s most beloved streets features a thoughtful floor plan, plaster walls, polished concrete floors, plentiful storage, a gourmet kitchen with Bosch and Viking appliances and a butler’s pantry, two generous guest bedrooms, and a luxurious owner’s suite with a walk-in closet and a workout room, office, or sitting room. An attached casita with a private entrance includes its own living area, a bedroom, a kitchenette, and a bath with a relaxing sauna.
Covetable Cape Cod Compound
New Seabury, Massachusetts | Jackie Bartolomei & Donna Christopher, Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage
This enviable 1.2-acre estate is a veritable private resort on the verge of a championship golf course at the Club at New Seabury. The heart of the compound is a collection of alluring pools and a spa, all enveloped by gardens, walkways, patios, and two custom homes. The main residence boasts approximately 5,500 square feet of classic living space and four bedrooms, while the 3,000-square-foot guest and pool house offers three bedrooms, an open living and kitchen area, and a serene spacious sauna.
Belle Haven Beauty
Greenwich, Connecticut | Martha Z Jeffrey & Anne Ogilvy, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Surrounded by greenery, this delightful Greenwich home combines traditional style with wonderful natural light and vibrant modern color and detail. It features six bedrooms, living and dining rooms, a spacious kitchen and family room, and a lower level with a pool cabana and bath, a wine room, ample storage, a gym, and a thoughtful sauna. A covered wraparound porch and open-air patio with a built-in grill look out over a refreshing pool, glorious grass, and gardens toward the waters of Greenwich Harbor.