Masterful Man Caves: duPont REGISTRY’s Top Five Man Caves

By Alyssa Mammano

610 Los Trancos Road, Palo Alto, California | $96,800,000

A modern marvel, Los Trancos sets the bar for self-sustainability on a property that is all-encompassing. Boasting 20 rooms with endless amenities, this 32,000-square-foot architectural work-of-art would allow its owners to never have to leave the premises as it caters to one’s every need and desire. Not only does it offer five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, it also features a pizza room, disco room with a dance floor, a spa complete with a sauna and massage parlor, a full-size sports court and the jewel of the estate; an ice arena that transforms into a tennis court with a pavilion and its own locker room. The combination of luxuries this home affords cannot be found in any other estate.

3970 Victoria Lane, Westlake Village, California | $59,995,000

Set on 33 acres of farmland, rolling pastures and mountain views draped in the most exquisite sunsets sits this distinctive French Romantic masterpiece. The estate took three years to reimagine with a boundless budget. In total, it comprises seven separate structures with the main house sprawling a grand total of 32,000 square feet. Of note is the Dolby-certified sound-proof cinema with a remarkable 20’x10′ screen. Homeowner Thomas Tull, who was the former chief executive of Legendary Entertainment and owns a stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise, is listing his family compound to relocate to the Pittsburgh area.

2251 King Fisher Drive, Westlake, Texas | $8,500,000

Professional baseball outfielder Vernon Wells III was sure to incorporate his passion for the game in his former Texas home. The three-time Gold Glove winner played for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, and practiced in his indoor batting cage. When he wasn’t working out in his professional athlete-worthy gym, Wells entertained his teammates in the ultimate man cave equipped with a wood paneled bar, custom billiards table, arcade game alcove and card table. The 16,000-square-foot home also boasts a handsome theater room with paneled walls and plush seating.

6215 Riverside Drive, Atlanta, Georgia | $4,200,000

Outfitted in art deco stylings personally curated by MVP Hines Ward, this estate embodies the character of the NFL legend. Cascading waterfalls emanate tranquility in conjunction with the dense foliage surrounding outdoor living spaces, culminating in a private and serene setting. Entertaining extends to the bar and sunken lounge adjacent to a game room and full display of Ward’s sports memorabilia. Luxurious amenities also include a sauna and massage parlor for soothing sore muscles after working out in the personalized home gym. A media room, grotto and expansive pool and spa area with full outdoor kitchen and bar elevate the custom design of this unique home.

3208 N Ladera Circle, Mesa, Arizona | $2,288,800

Encircling a Roman-like courtyard is this Mediterranean-style Italian villa with Cantera stone pillars and fire bowls positioned around a generously sized pool and spa. Multiple fountains add ambiance to the relaxing seating areas and meticulously kempt greenery. Equally as impressive is the indoor entertaining with a private theater room that can host up to 21 movie-viewers comfortably. A full concession and wet bar within the space provide an unmatched cinema experience. The 8,000-square-foot taste of Italy is fit for royalty with ornate stone details and handcrafted millwork throughout. Distinguished ceilings are the crowning achievement of every room in the home.