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.


We used to live within a block of this fabulous home, back when the grand homes built in the 1930’s and 1940’s filled the yummy one acre plus lots of Old Preston Hollow. Slowly, over the last 10  to 15 years, the older homes have come down and the new ones have gone up. BTW: any of you get tutored — or had your children tutored– by Elissa Sommerfield? Stay tuned: she’s moving out of the area.

I watched 5424 Edlen being built in 1992 and confess: I walked through it every chance I could get. It’s just beautiful and tasteful and I hate that it’s on the market for $4,450,000. Where’s Bob Shiller when you need him — will you take half price?

Remodeled in 2009, the home looks old-world but is so energy-conscious inside, you would think the Jetsons live here. The master bedroom is downstairs with a glorious sitting room and complete private spa off the huge master bath. (Just look at that gorgeous tub!) This way your masseuse, private trainer and hairdresser come to  YOU! Upstairs are four bedroom suites, and two have fun loft space where kids can hide.There are more than 9110 square feet on 1.02 acres, trees, lush landscaping, a media room, playroom, exercise room, stunning library gallery, formals of course, a wine room, screened porch, and cabana with complete outdoor kitchen. Plus it’s on the chi chi corner of Edlen and Hollow Way.

Robert and Maureen Dechard used to live down Hollow Way from this home, and we had the best Halloween parties ever. So good, in fact, no one even wanted to go trick or treat! The lucky agent on this home is Fran Cox with Allie Beth Allman — former agent Joan Eleazer with Briggs Freeman.

Want to win my heart for Valentine’s Day? Then snap up this little $65 million dollar estate on 8.04 acres on Jupiter Island, not too far from Tiger Wood’s estate.¬† Ariana Huffington, you should really consider this home as a great investment with your new millions. 9 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 17,825 square feet. 172′ of oceanfront & 370′ on the Intracoastal Waterway with 6 buildings including garage space for 17 cars. Main house overlooks the Intracoastal, with formal living & dining rooms, great room, gourmet kitchen, wine room, library, den & combined media room & game room. Grill house adjoins a 50′ pool overlooking the Intracoastal, with tennis court nearby. Coach house features 4 car garage down, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths kitchen and living room. Carriage house includes 6 car garage down, with gym & office up. Oceanfront guest house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living room with something you wont need here, a fireplace. Boat shed will park 7 cars, or any combination of cars & smaller boats. Dock will accommodate a large yacht & includes 2 boat lifts for smaller craft. West lawn allows for a 5500 SF Putting Green with 1 Bunker & 1 Tee set up for 80 yd Pitch shots.