man caves

The 19,500-square-foot house at 4105 Hartlee Field Rd. in Denton has multiple man caves. All photos: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Man caves provide a place for dudes to recharge their batteries after a long day on their jobs, and a space where they can hang out with buddies, family, or alone. Many people say that men have a basic, primal, instinctual need to have a space to call their own, and the man cave fulfills that. They come in all shapes and sizes—sometimes, it’s a shed in the backyard. Other times, it’s a super posh spot in the house.

The folks over at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty have six houses on the market now that take man caves to their highest level. These ultra luxury digs showcase man caves in all their glory, from a full basketball court with airstrip outside, to a ten-car garage created to be the ultimate relaxation space, too.

Read on to get inspiration for your man cave.

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400 AcklingtonEverything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly holds true in the residential real estate of Dallas’ northern suburbs.

But spacious houses can be hard to come by under $300K, so today’s Tuesday Two Hundred listing at 400 Acklington Dr. in Anna caught my eye with 3,701 square feet, four big bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. It is newly listed by Steve Warren at Re/Max Dallas Suburbs for $289,900.

That’s just over $78 a square foot—right on par with comparable sales in the area, which have ranged from $63 to $100 a square foot (and this house is the biggest in size of the recent sales I’ve found).

400 Acklington

Anna is located about 11 miles northeast of McKinney and 40 miles north of Dallas on U.S. Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121. Those highways make getting around DFW a cinch. It’s also one of the fastest growing cities in Collin County with about 11,000 residents and offers great amenities, like Natural Springs Park, which is walking distance from the house. This heavily wooded park has a spring that feeds into a pond, as well as a large open space. Future plans for the park include walking trails with three bridges, picnic tables, benches, a gazebo, and a fishing pier.

The house is also only 1.9 miles away from Slayter Creek Park with its splash pad, playground, walking trail, skateboard park, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard court, disc golf course, athletic fields, and large pavilion. Jump to read more and see lots of pics of the house!

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It happens every year: People scramble to buy huge big-screen TVs ahead of the most anticipated football game in America — the Superbowl. Instead of doing that, why don’t you buy one of these amazing homes that already has a home theater with a projector? They are an excellent way to watch America’s biggest game.

Not only are they large and offer amenities like wet bars and plush seating, but home theaters are great investments for year-round enjoyment. Soak up these amazing ideas for your personal theater before the big game on Feb. 2, or just buy one of these listings and negotiate in the great furnishings (and maybe an order or two of hot wings).

2109 S. Hill Drive, Irving

Sure, it’s modest, but you’ve got room to move around considering the layout. Plenty of room for snacks and wings, too.

S. Hill Drive Home Theater

3601 Greenbrier, University Park

Love the color scheme on this one, with the red leather chairs, wood paneling, and red carpet. It’s big and comfortable, with plenty of room for you to squeeze in all your pals.

Greenbrier Home Theater

6401 Harrods Court, Plano

This one is an excellent example of a home theater that, thanks to the single-level seating, can be easily adapted with different furniture. I love the paint, though, as it makes it feel like you’re inside a real $8-for-a-small-popcorn theater.

Harrods Court Home Theater

1 Green Park Drive, Dallas

Slick, modern, and easily adaptable. Love the couch in front of the screen on the first level, too, and the table on the side is a great addition. This is definitely man-cave friendly.

Green Park Home Theater

5716 Arcady Place, Plano

Plenty of wood accents, TONS of seating, cupholders in the armrest — This home theater is perfect for the big game.

Arcady Place Home Theater

149 Old Vineyard Lane, Heath

Besides being an all-around amazing home, this home theater features something that seems pretty much the most genius idea ever. A POWDER ROOM. Never miss a moment of the action, folks, because a bathroom is just a few steps away! We also love the bar set up on this spot, too.

Old Vineyard Home Theater