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June 18, 2012

Dad’s Den: Designing for the 21st-Century “Cave Man”

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Dad the Entertainer

From game days to movie nights, this dad is the ultimate host. His requirement for a man cave: Plenty of space for guests and a spectacular pool table.

1 End Of Cul De Sac, Fairfax, CA (above)

For sale: $1,450,000

The spaciously designed rooms and stunning views of Mt. Tam make this 5-bedroom Fairfax home irresistible. Rebuilt in 2005, the home's large windows and scenic setting opens out to an inviting yard. Perfect for entertaining, the home's eclectic man cave has plenty of room for both a home theater and gaming area.

The Do-It-Yourself Dad

This man cave isn't one put together by someone else. This is DIY Dad's claim to mannish self-hood, having cobbled the materials with which to transform the garage.

1609 Lakecliff Hills Ln, Austin, TX (above)

For sale: $889,000

With sweeping views, a spiral staircase, and an infinity pool, this 5-bedroom and 4,797 square foot Austin home is classically elegant. Custom built in 2006, this Texas gem is perfect for anyone looking to throw a good party. Additionally, the 2686-square-foot unfinished basement gives a DIY-Dad enough room for all his tools and toys.

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