Spending a few minutes in a sauna has been known to release endorphins and improve physical and mental health. Whether part of a spa-inspired bath or freestanding in an idyllic backyard, these home saunas are bound to banish the winter blues.
Contemporary Greenwich Grandeur
In a pastoral 2.31-acre setting, this impressively scaled estate features a living room with a double-height fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, a sunny breakfast room, a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator, a playroom, a wine cellar, a gym, a golf simulator, a family room with a fireplace, and a backyard patio, pool, spa, grilling area, and fire pit. Of the six bedrooms, the owner’s suite includes a luxurious bath with a soaking tub, a shower, and a sauna.
On the sunny northern slope of San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, this thoughtfully renovated modern home features and open-concept kitchen, dining room, and family room; a separate living room; three decks with views of Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais, and the downtown skyline; and three bedrooms, including a primary suite with a well-outfitted walk-in closet. The professionally designed backyard is an idyllic escape with fruit and maple trees, lavender, herbs, an Adirondack swing, an outdoor shower, and a classic barrel sauna.
Pacific Palisades Villa
Perched high above Pacific Palisades with views of Catalina Island and the Queen’s Necklace, this five-bedroom villa combines modern architecture and Italianate influences. Highlights include formal living and dining rooms, a sunroom, a sunken wet bar, a well-equipped kitchen, and a heated stone terrace with a spa, a built-in grill, burners, an oven, and a beverage refrigerator—all with an ocean view. The primary bedroom is a tranquil getaway boasting a fireplace and a bath with a whirlpool tub, a steamshower, and a therapeutic sauna.
Hollywood Hills Haven
This 5,300-square-foot contemporary home in the Hollywood Hills is an ideal setting for entertaining indoors and out. Its dramatic interiors feature a chef’s kitchen, a spacious media and family room, and walls of glass that open to the refreshing swimming pool and spa, multiple alfresco lounging areas, and an outdoor kitchen with a Viking grill and a pizza oven. Rest and relaxation are assured by the four peaceful bedrooms and a private wood-paneled sauna.