As typical wintry weather conditions continue to persist in all corners of Canada, people look for ways to improve the time they spend in the confines of their homes. Whilst some cozy up by the fireplace, read a book or prepare a nice meal in their kitchen, others are inspired by the Scandinavian countries’ way of living and would rather sweat it out!
Influenced by the method of making it through the dark winter months popular in places like Finland, more and more Canadians have started frequenting saunas. The simple ritual of stripping off and turning up the heat not only improves various aspects of bodily health but also has a myriad of benefits for one’s mental wellbeing. Well, there are homes for sale across Canada that either offer free access to a communal sauna or boast private steam rooms which their proprietors can use exclusively.
Take a look here at five examples of properties currently up for sale that offer access to delightful saunas:
#1 4843 55 Avenue, Viking, Alberta, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, $137,900
First on our list is quite a budget-friendly property, situated in the Viking real estate market of Central Alberta. Ideal for those in search of peaceful, small-town living conditions, this home lies just 130 kilometers east of Edmonton. Although it might not look so glamorous from the photos, this generous house has plenty of potential and with a few adjustments could be transformed into a dream home. Considering the fact that the property even comes with a private wooden sauna, it definitely provides amazing value for its asking price.
#2 709 Isabella Street W, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $374,900
Next up we have a 1,252-square-foot bungalow-style home, in one of the up-and-coming areas of south Saskatoon, the Exhibition real estate market. The property is quite attractive at first glance, since it’s located on a spacious lot and has an inviting façade. Its interior is equally alluring, thanks to the abundance of windows, the cozy fireplace and the charming kitchen with classic wooden cabinets. The basement area is quite generous in size, housing a games room, a wet bar and a small but functional wooden sauna, which might well become any new owner’s favourite nook in the entire home.
#3 Birch Hills 460, Saskatchewan, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, $399,900
This gorgeous piece of Birch Hills real estate can also be found in Saskatchewan, 150 kilometers north-east of its capital city of Saskatoon. The 5-bedroom, 4-bath home impresses straight away, with its stunning layout, renovated interior and large rooms drenched in ample sunlight throughout the day. The charming house not only offers a handful of practical features, like a well-equipped kitchen and a heated, attached triple garage which could also function as a spacious workshop, but it also provides other ways to enjoy one’s leisure time. Chief among these are the indoor hot tub and the 6×8 two-level, wooden sauna, which will undoubtedly provide some quality moments of R&R.
#4 4120 52 Avenue, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, $410,000
Next on our list is this well-cared for 3-bedroom, 2-bath home situated on an oversized lot, ideal for those in search of additional privacy. Part of the Rocky Mountain House real estate market of Central Alberta, this listing has plenty of potential for gardeners and DIY experts. The home’s interior could use some upgrading, which will give a new owner the chance to transform it into a unique place of their own. The cozy on-site wooden sauna is a wonderful additional asset.
#5 191 20th Street West, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, $575,000
Concluding our list is this memorable piece of East Hill real estate, part of a highly sought-after neighbourhood in the city of Prince Albert. The modified split-level home is set to impress from the first moment you step inside, with its cathedral ceilings, top quality appliances and modern furnishings. Each and every element of the lovely property has been uniquely designed with a meticulous eye for detail, without compromising the practicality of the space. The lower-level living quarters with their additional bedroom, large family room walk-in shower and inviting sauna are no exception.
When it comes to saunas, we think that the Canadian real estate market has some nice examples to offer in various parts of the country. Which home and sauna presented here appeal to you most and why? Feel free to share your views with us in the comments section below and don’t hesitate to browse further for more housing options in the Canadian real estate market.