A Dutch gambrel roof is the preeminent feature in the 1920 model. Sided with cedar shingles and using the same for the roof the House has a visual singularity which promotes the sculptural appearance. Through multi-paned windows one glimpses the cleft-cut stone floor and cedar lined walls lit with customizable painted lighting. A coarsely knurled round knob is the hardware choice and may be provided in either nickel or brass.

Three views of the Model 1920 with a lady for scale. Windows, roof pitch and cladding may be switched to achieve one’s desired effect or accomodate any vernacular.


Inspired by fixtures popularized in France in the 1940s and 1950s, this versatile pendant is an ideal place to add color or a flash of mixed metals to a kitchen, hallway, or even a powder room.

As shown: size regular in Benjamin Moore #441 Alligator Alley paint selection finish with hewn brass lacquered accents. Available in 2 sizes

Nº 1209S

The Nº 1209S knob, designed in the late 19th century, exhibits a cool, restrained elegance, anticipating the Style Moderne in France by perhaps two decades. A large straight knurl rings the domed face of the knob. A similar knurl circles the ogee profile on the rose. All finishes are available.

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.

Drawing inspiration from the realm of Arbus, Rhullman, and Chereaux, the Moderne collection is reminiscent of 1920’s Paris. With simple sensuous lines the pleasing forms are particularly useful for any 20th century transitional interior. Our basin sets may be customized by choosing from our varied range of handles, spouts, bells, bonnets and rod finials. Matching bath and shower fittings are offered, as are coordinating bath accessories and cabinetry. A variety of bath friendly finishes are offered.

Much of the draw relates to the pools. In the foreground the jetted hot tub is discreetly designed with an adjustable 14 jets and two powerful pumps. It’s deeper than competing tubs and has a integral step and wrap around bench to seat up to six. Designed to reside at 104 degrees, the tub is arguably the most relaxing of the many SWELTER HOUSE components. In the Back ground is the adjustable cold plunge pool. We keep ours at 42 degrees for maximum effect. Utter euphoria is the goal – 2 minutes submerged in 42 degree water is the best route to take.

Commercial Sauna

At the core of the SWELTER HOUSE is the sauna. Ours is particularly powerful 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.


As uncomplicated as it gets—a heavy piece of brass bent to a 90 degree angle, with soft curves and edges. It may be simple but it packs quite a decorative punch.

As shown: size regular in antique brass finish. Available in 2 sizes.

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 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!