Since we’re still in the middle of the winter season, there’s no better time to enjoy some quality moments spent in the confines of your own home, in the company of your loved ones. If, by any chance, you’re on the hunt for a new place, you might consider investing in a few additional features, like a fireplace, a home theatre or, perhaps best of all, a sauna—something that really could make these long, cold winter months a bit more pleasant!
If you’re interested in purchasing a home that has access to a sauna, then you’re in for much more than a simple steamy bath. Regularly frequenting saunas not only relieves your body of toxins, it also contributes to losing weight, increases circulation and helps keep your heart healthy in the process. To help you out in your house-hunting efforts, we’ve compiled a list of homes offering unlimited ‘sweat room’ access to residents.
Check out a handful of lovely Canadian properties for sale boasting super saunas:
#1 Lot 19-20 Prospect Avenue, Salvador, Saskatchewan, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $93,000
We begin our list with an impressively low-cost property in the form of this 3-bedroom 2-bath home situated in the Salvador real estate market of West Central Saskatchewan. Considering that the 1,150-square-foot listing is up for sale for less than $100K, you could easily say that it offers a lot of home for the asking price. The historic property was built in 1920, but has seen its fair share of renovations. Besides its spacious rooms and well-equipped kitchen, it also comes with a generous garage/workshop, a cozy fireplace and a wooden sauna, all designed to keep the residents entertained and busy this winter.
#2 6 Binder Crescent NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $324,900
Next on our list is a gorgeous piece of Riverside real estate, part of an affluent neighbourhood in the heart of Medicine Hat. The impeccable 1,600-square-foot bungalow-style property comes with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 freshly renovated bathrooms and bright, airy main rooms. The inviting fireplace, the oversized attached garage and the games room are some of the home’s finest features. But let’s not forget about the welcoming wooden sauna, located in the basement area, which will likely become any family’s favourite place once they have moved in.
#3 1730 Cameron Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $379,900
This 1,714-square-foot property in the Brevoort Park real estate market in south-eastern Saskatoon is yet another home giving you plenty of bang for your buck. Part of a highly sought-after suburban area, the two-level detached house features 4 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ideal for a family with children. The downstairs basement is mainly used as a recreation area, and has enough space for you to set up a home theatre, a pool table or a dartboard. The welcoming wooden sauna—which eschews the more usual natural pine in favour of a dark walnut colour—can also be found here.
#4 14 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, $619,900
If you’ve always dreamed of living at the very heart of Old Toronto, then this 2-bedroom, one-bath condo in the Cityplace real estate market will definitely pique your interest. Besides boasting an enviably central location, where everything’s within arm’s reach, this unit offers the best of condo living. The south-west-facing living area with its oversized windows features panoramic city skyline views, whilst the fully equipped kitchen boasts new stainless steel appliances. Another undeniable perk of the property is the unlimited access to many amenities, including the indoor swimming pool and the spacious wooden communal sauna, where you can meet up and mingle with other residents.
#5 4389 Rue Claude-Henri-Grignon, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, $3,978,000
Concluding our list is this exceptional piece of Nouveau Saint Laurent real estate, part of one of the most prestigious areas of Montreal. This unique property, with an asking price of almost 4 million dollars, is the true definition of style and elegance, offering over 8,700 square feet of tastefully decorated living space, including 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and some oversized main rooms. The solarium comprised of windows and wooden pillars, the majestic staircase, the home theatre, the private library and the huge walk-in closet are just a few of the home’s many amazing features. Another highlight of the house—where we reckon people are is bound to spend many-many hours—is the spa area. Complete with a massage room, a hot tub and a quite spacious sauna, the only thing missing is the swimming pool (though there is one, mind you, in the back yard). The sauna itself is not the usual variety, since it features tiles instead of wood, but is welcoming all the same.
Remember that this is a taster of the many available Canadian homes for sale which feature saunas. Take a look at our two previous articles discussing this subject matter here and here for more options. Our question to you today is this: if you bought a property with a sauna, would you prefer it to be the wooden Scandinavian type or the tiled variety? Let us know in the comments section below!