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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A garage renovation is a great way to build a space just for your husband, and to leverage upgrades elsewhere, says Kim Armstrong.

A garage renovation is a great way to build a space just for your husband, and to leverage upgrades elsewhere, says Kim Armstrong.

By Kim Armstrong
Interior Designer, Kim Armstrong Interior Design

It is said that “a kitchen is the heart of the home,” “kitchens and baths sell homes,” and “if you’re going to do any upgrades, put your money into the kitchen.” This is not breaking news!

So what is it that will separate your home from every other home in the neighborhood? Perplexed? The answer lies with the male half of our population. Yes, those beings that carry the XY chromosomes and seek the perfect Man Cave. But I am talking about the “Original” man cave, the garage. That’s right, the garage!

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6414 Deloache Front

Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re looking for a special way to surprise Dad and house hunting at the same time, this home will make any father flip his lid!

This Southern Traditional at 6414 Deloache — one of the most coveted streets in Preston Hollow — has a private study full of rich wood paneling and cabinetry, perfect for hanging trophies and memorabilia, with French doors leading to a private porch which has the most perfect little putting green! What father wouldn’t want to come home to this spot for a bit of unwinding before family dinners?

6414 Deloache Study 6414 Deloache Putting Green

A private listing from Dave Perry-Miller agent Clarke Landry, this beautiful home is marketed for almost $1.7 million and has five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, a master wing and guest suite on the first floor, and more than 6,200 square feet of custom-built luxury. Every detail has been seen to, especially with the amazing backyard that is just excellent for entertaining with an instant-heat saltwater pool and a deliriously beautiful deck that has outdoor acces to the wet bar — a genius idea if I’ve ever seen one!

6414 Deloache bar

The kitchen is spot on with a huge island and built-in appliances and a professional gas range with double ovens, all stainless, of course. The breakfast bar is excellent, a way to maintain cabinet space while still keeping the connection between living and kitchen spaces — a feature that families are demanding more and more these days.

6414 Deloache Kitchen 6414 Deloache Family

In the master suite there is plenty of room for a sitting area, making this a great room for a weekend sequester from responsibilities. The bedroom is a perfect example of the designer paint and wide-fashioned trim throughout the home — a great detail that makes ordinary layouts pop! I also love that there are tons of ceiling fans in this home.

6414 Deloache Master 6414 Deloache Master Bath

 

I am a huge proponent of ceiling fans not just to lower cooling costs, but also because I am Southern and I can’t stand to have still air in the house. However, I have rarely seen a ceiling fan in a bathroom, which isn’t a bad thing, but different. When I stayed at an old manor house in Key West there were ceiling fans in the bathrooms, which wasn’t altogether unpleasant!

6414 Deloache backyard

Still, I am in love with this house, right down to the mouldings and brick and gorgeous fireplaces. Especially the backyard with its amazing pool and huge deck. I just know the right buyer will come along and get bowled over by all of the details, especially that study — a total win for Dad!

6414 Deloache Front

Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you’re looking for a special way to surprise Dad and house hunting at the same time, this home will make any father flip his lid!

This Southern Traditional at 6414 Deloache — one of the most coveted streets in Preston Hollow — has a private study full of rich wood paneling and cabinetry, perfect for hanging trophies and memorabilia, with French doors leading to a private porch which has the most perfect little putting green! What father wouldn’t want to come home to this spot for a bit of unwinding before family dinners?

6414 Deloache Study 6414 Deloache Putting Green

A private listing from Dave Perry-Miller agent Clarke Landry, this beautiful home is marketed for almost $1.7 million and has five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, a master wing and guest suite on the first floor, and more than 6,200 square feet of custom-built luxury. Every detail has been seen to, especially with the amazing backyard that is just excellent for entertaining with an instant-heat saltwater pool and a deliriously beautiful deck that has outdoor acces to the wet bar — a genius idea if I’ve ever seen one!

6414 Deloache bar

The kitchen is spot on with a huge island and built-in appliances and a professional gas range with double ovens, all stainless, of course. The breakfast bar is excellent, a way to maintain cabinet space while still keeping the connection between living and kitchen spaces — a feature that families are demanding more and more these days.

6414 Deloache Kitchen 6414 Deloache Family

In the master suite there is plenty of room for a sitting area, making this a great room for a weekend sequester from responsibilities. The bedroom is a perfect example of the designer paint and wide-fashioned trim throughout the home — a great detail that makes ordinary layouts pop! I also love that there are tons of ceiling fans in this home.

6414 Deloache Master 6414 Deloache Master Bath

 

I am a huge proponent of ceiling fans not just to lower cooling costs, but also because I am Southern and I can’t stand to have still air in the house. However, I have rarely seen a ceiling fan in a bathroom, which isn’t a bad thing, but different. When I stayed at an old manor house in Key West there were ceiling fans in the bathrooms, which wasn’t altogether unpleasant!

6414 Deloache backyard

Still, I am in love with this house, right down to the mouldings and brick and gorgeous fireplaces. Especially the backyard with its amazing pool and huge deck. I just know the right buyer will come along and get bowled over by all of the details, especially that study — a total win for Dad!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in Elba and Domingo Garcia’s beautiful 7,000 square foot plus Kessler Springs home — you would steal for the master, and the patio/pool is to-die-for. But I really fell in love with his basement Man Cave where I have no doubt the Garcias will be watching the game this Sunday. Unfortunately, my Man Cave chez Garcia photos were too dark, but this photo of his desk chair (in the Man Study) more than makes up for it. Every Man Cave ought to have a gold-leafed throne, right?