Austin Luxury Homes: Turn Your Man Cave into a Gentleman’s Den
published on May 18, 2012
Men, experience your coming of age. Where you once enjoyed the converted garage in your starter home, with its beer pong table and neon sign, now it’s time for your upwardly mobile self to enjoy an Austin luxury home with a custom designed recreation room. But, fear not: transitioning from a “man cave” to a “gentleman’s den” can be as simple as a few high end, grown-up toys.
First, consider the Teckell Collection foosball tables. These elegantly designed tables are handcrafted in Italy and designed by Adriano Designs, featuring the most innovative materials and technology. The collection includes a variety of styles, such as the Intervallo with surface area for a Scotch neat to sit during game play, and the limited edition Angolo with a clean, minimalistic design. The cream of the crop takes shape with the exclusive, numbered, limited edition (only 50 were made) Cristallino Gold, featuring gold inlay throughout the table. After all, what says, “I have arrived” better than a casual display of gold?
Instead of utilizing a mass-produced poker table, today’s distinguished card players can have handmade tables created to their specifications by Stine Game Tables. Custom shapes include octagons, rectangles, and the traditional ovals, and tables can be customized with a dining top to provide extra functionality. Stine also can customize the look of the table with high-tech embroidery machines, adding logos, monograms, Greek letters, and more. Even their standard tables are made of quality materials with precision and detail and boast such awe inspiring names as The Stealth and The King’s Hold ‘em. Setting one of these beautiful tables in front of a floor-to-ceiling window in a prestigious home overlooking Lake Austin or Lake Travis would create a wonderful upscale addition for today’s modern gentleman. (See the list of “Rich and Famous” Stine game table owners on their website.)
Of course, most gentlemen’s dens will boast a pool table, and the varieties of unusual and unique pool tables are almost endless, ranging from round to concrete to metal. Pool tables can be custom built to fit each man’s unique needs, and for those with Donald Trump-esque aspirations, consider the best of the best: the Majeste, Royal, or even the Noblesse Luxury Billiards Table by Baller Toys. This 117 inch by 67 inch table with a unique base, tournament quality cloth, and gold or platinum inlay is also highly functional, with automated drawers for the cue, balls, and triangle. For just $177,000, this table could nestle snugly into an enclave worthy of Austin’s finest.
With the right upscale toys, bringing fun to a luxury home can still hearken to college days gone by. Add a few showcase pieces, a premier sound system, and a well-stocked bar, and it’s easy to enjoy competition and comfort in one room. Are you ready to upgrade your man cave to a gentleman’s den? The Austin REALTORS at Regent Property Group can help you find Austin’s best luxury homes – and may even be up for a game of foosball to celebrate the close of your sale. With Henri IV Dudognon Heritage champagne on the side, please.
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