Featuring clapboard siding and a rolled metal gable roof of 11 to 12 pitch, the 1880 is derivative of a simple farmhouse. Fenestrated with multi-pane windows and an interior walls of vertical 10″ cedar boards and a cleft cut stone floor the 1880 shares the correct rustic interior which is proper for the structures purpose. Here the lighting is reminiscent of hanging kerosene lighting and harkens to the late 19th century. Fittings are simple round knobs with period details. As is true with much of the elements, mixing components between models is permitted and even encouraged.

Three views of the Model 2020 with a lady for scale. Windows, roof pitch and cladding may be switched to achieve one’s desired effect or accomodate any vernacular.


The newest member of the ever-growing Chiltern Family, the Chiltern Quad marries the structure of the original, elongated chandelier with four shades to perfectly anchor a kitchen island or dining room table.

As shown: vintage finish with hewn brass lacquered accents. Shades shown in Farrow & Ball #2013 Matchstick painted finish with hewn brass lacquered interior.

The Interior features a stone floor with a hooded copper fire place and low back captain’s chairs. Clear cedar paneling is shown complimenting the multi-pane windows. The cold plunge pool and jetted hot tub are central to the experiential escape.


A well-rounded sconce that can go from sweet and traditional to bold and stylish in the blink of an eye and comes in an equally versatile single arm version.

As shown: Farrow & Ball #19 Lichen paint selection finish with hewn brass lacquered accents and matching painted shades.

Commercial Sauna

At the core of the SWELTER HOUSE is the sauna. Our’s is particularly powerfule and socially well considered. With an L-shaped seating arrangement the visitors may face one another which is far more convivial than the “staring-at-a-wall” alternative. Equally important is high-low arrangement. As hear rises, the high bench is designed for a more intense experience, while the low allows one to remain amongst their fellows and take a “breather” so to speak.

The proprietary Sauna Heater has been configured to maintain and be adjustable between 150 and 220 degrees and is designed to optimally heat our 400 cubic foot space. By introducing water to the burner element one can increase the humidity and thereby create a more intense experience at any temperature. It’s the basis of the Nordic Cycle and maybe used in any sauna of similar size in a new construction project or any existing sauna.

Infra-red heat may be provided in lieu of the traditional electric heater.We can discuss this option further in the components section.

Nº 1018

The Nº 1018 round knob is an early 20thcentury adaptation of an 18th-century Georgian design. The simplistic and classic proportions make the knob suitable for contemporary as well as traditional interiors. All finishes are available.

The Interior features a stone floor with a wonderful wet bar and integral cabinetry by HENRYBUILT. A generous social lounge provide a center for gaming, conversing, eating drinking or simply enjoying the crackling fire and the views made possible with the large modern windows.

Powder Room and Shower

As is often the custom, many choose to begin the Nordic Cycle with a Shower and is oftentimes the conclusion as well. Ours provides cold or hot water and both the temperature and volume are infinitely adjustable. A linear drain keeps the hallway dry and beyond a bath room allows one to stay the day with no need to return home. With a pedestal sink and complimentary toilet, one may freshen up at any time during their visit. For areas where septic allowances pose a challenge, our team can provide an incinerating toilet. Always equipped with fittings and accessories by NANZ, this is a beautiful addition to all of our Houses.

The Nanz Tri-Mount Short Basin Deck is manufactured in solid brass and features FLUHS ceramic valve cartridges. Matching bath and shower fittings are offered, as are coordinating bath accessories and cabinetry. Revived from early fittings by American companies like, Mott, Meyer Sniffen, Crane and American Standard the American revival collection improves on wonderfully familiar shapes with the latest ceramic valve technology from FLUHS. As was the case in the early 20th century, handles are interchangeable allowing for a multitude of variations. A variety of bath friendly finishes are offered.

The bedroom annex is an option which turns a SWELTER HOUSE into a destination for the long run. The additional room measuring approximately 120 square feet is perfect for a king size bed. It may also be used as an exercise room, kitchen,or even a bunk house. For those seeking even more additional square footage, clients may choose to add a second annex there by increasing the SWELTER HOUSE total square footage to just about 600 square feet. More room for more fun!