It’s not so far fetched.
We’ve done a nICE job avoiding the spiral of opulence. We’ve worked hard and saved a chunk of change. At this point in our lives, maybe we are:
- fearful of where the stock market may be heading.
- appreciative of the value of our health and wellness.
- understanding that we can’t take it with us when we go.
Whatever the mindset, a $100,000 sauna is not out of line. When commissioned to build a $100,000 sauna, here’s what I will create:
1. An awesome tie in with nature.
Ideally close to a lake or mountain stream, but we’d establish a breathtaking cold plunge scene that will take our breath away as we dive in. Simplicity of form and ease of use, drawing on indigenous traditions and infusing them with a progressive design rationale.
2. Stone and wood hot room
Accentuating clean lines and fulfilling complex requirements of ease. We will ensure enduring quality in our hot room, which we will design with scarce aesthetics, using simple geometric forms.
3. A changing room worthy of cooling down
As a key element to a great sauna, the cool down space will fulfill ease of use and tasting appeal. Minimal and unpretentious nature of its form and materials, we will strike a worthy balance between elegance and utility.
Yes, we sauna builders can shovel design jargon with the best of ’em. Yet deep down, because we sauna regularly and think about these things, we have some clear ideas in our heads. Our $100,000 sauna will have:
- Waterfalls in the changing room.
- Inside / Outside space that flows elegantly and simply from cool down space to outdoors.
- An ample deck area with overhangs so we can chill out outside when it rains.
- Plenty of space for a big sauna party, yet cozy and functional with one or two sauna bathers.
- A fireplace in the changing room, because two glowing fires may just be better than one.
- A great sound system with volume controls in each room.
- State of the art lighting. LED systems with custom tone/hue capable color control module.
- Radiant heat throughout. Warm feet and cool body, as we cool down between rounds.
That’s my thinking, but what features would you like for your $100,000 sauna?