During football season, playing host to a big group of passionate pigskin fans can be a wild and exhilarating experience...but sometimes, the living room just doesn’t cut it.
Enter: the all-powerful man cave.
Simply defined as “a place where you can, like, totally dude out,” a man cave can be anything from a customized garage to a simple spare bedroom to an upstairs den to a tricked-out basement. This is a space to crack open a beer without fear of spilling it on the new couch, eat pizza with NO napkins, and roar at the referees.
Of course, it is always nice to remain inclusive, and an outdoor kitchen area complete with a fully stocked refrigerator, roof, and electrical wiring to rig up a flat screen television can make for the perfect at-home entertainment area. Below are a few homes in the New Braunfels area that have that perfect extra space to host the friends, family, and neighbors when the time comes for kickoff.
1. The All-American (2074 Castleberry Ridge - $314,900)
Looking for a kitchen that has a perfect view of the living room television, so you don’t miss this biggest play of the game? This Castle Ridge home has a beautiful and simplistic kitchen separated from the living room by a breakfast bar (a great place to put out the snacks!). The upstairs has a game room for double the viewing pleasure, and can undoubtedly be decorated with the pennants of all your favorite teams.
2. The Home Theater (2259 Deer Run Ridge - $449,000)
This house in River Chase looks like it is begging for a family who loves football so much they have to devote an entire room to it in their home. The media room offers plenty of wall space for a large television, surround sound speakers, and posters of your favorite players. Little nooks line the side wall for storage or smaller furniture, and a kitchenette rests on the far wall, so you don’t have to go downstairs to heat up your Hot Pockets.
3. The Dream Patio (884 Via Principale - $499,799)
Spending a cool autumn night out on the patio with friends, good drinks, and the game on the television sounds like the perfect place to be. Luckily, this home in Vintage Oaks is turnkey ready for entertaining hosts to bring the party over every Sunday. This house features an outdoor kitchen will a grill, refrigerator, and sink to make meal prep a breeze. There is a space in the wall to have a television and to cover it up when you aren’t using it (or when you want to get the fireplace going after the game has ended).
Another triple threat home on Horseshoe Court in the T Bar M Ranch Estates neighborhood is waiting for the hosts of the century to call it “home.” Friends and family will be calling you up just hoping that you want to host Monday Night Football this week, because this home provides enough space for everyone! Upstairs is a man cave with a vaulted ceiling with plenty of decorative options, then another game room is just around the corner, perfect for a little billiards or poker. Lastly, there is a media room where you can throw a few recliners in and kick back to watch some gangster films. The outdoor kitchen is great for grilling the meats and serving up guests outside, and the massive three car garage is an option to create the coveted “man-cave-away-from-my-other-man-cave” only the bravest of men can earn.
5. The Big Screen (2301 FM 2623 (Seguin) - $689,900)
How about a room in the house that offers complete relaxation to everyone and has you pointed straight at the big screen? There is a media room perfect for watching a bunch of millionaires tackle each other in this wonderful home on FM 2623 in Seguin. The owner of this manly man cave needs to get one of those FatHeads of JJ Watt plastered on one of the walls to really bring the room together.
6. The Grill Master (18919 Alpine Run (San Antonio) - $472,500)
This home on Alpine Run in San Antonio is the outdoor entertainer's dream. A gorgeous wooden deck takes you around the pool and lounge areas that make you feel like you are living at a resort. The outdoor kitchen faces the pool, so you can look up at any moment and be a part of the party. Hook up a television under the covered space, and you might as well camp outside for the night because there is no reason to go back inside!
We love this house on Fox Run in Cibolo because the eventual man cave can be disguised as an office. It will look like work is going to be done during the week and play will happen on the weekends. This is the house for someone who is looking for a straightforward solution for a man cave, no frills, just a room to do whatever you would like. However, if you have an RV, this house comes equipped with hookups to keep the beast at bay. The man cave with wheels, what more can you ask for?
Hosting parties for friends and family can be the best, and we want you to have the home to do just that! Be it a man cave, second living room, or just a bigger garage; there is a home for you! We would love to guide you through the whole process, from connecting with a lender to signing the closing papers. Let us know how we can help your search for the right home as seamless as possible!