Everybody reading this sentence has his or her own version of what could be called a “man cave.” Urban dictionary defines man cave as “a room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies or activities without interruption. This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interference from any female influence.”
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re taking a peek at the man caves of famous celebrities who are also fathers. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on how to transform any room into your very own man cave!
Children: 3 sons, 1 daughter
Rapper, family man, and man cave lover, Snoop has one seriously pimped out room to call his own. Looking to escape the stress of modern celebrity, the Long Beach, CA, native had the DIY Network build him a custom cave where he could play video games and watch sports in peace. For a comfortable place to kick back, there’s a sheared-off trunk of a vintage Cadillac, which has been repurposed as a couch, giving the room a bit of retro-cool flair.
Windowless and ringed with security cameras, Snoop’s man cave is built to keep celebrity seekers, and uninvited family members, from busting in on his off-time. The cave even has a direct line to Denny’s to satisfy any late night snack cravings without ever having to step outside.
Takeaway for your own man cave: For lovers of classic cars, a couch fashioned from the classic fins of a vintage Caddy is a nice touch. For your own man cave, try heading over to the local junk yard or scouring the Internet for some classic auto parts — a grill, headlights, or bench seats — to adorn your walls and furnish the place.
Children: 1 daughter, 1 son
Funnyman Adam Carolla co-hosted “The Man Show” for six years, so you’d better believe that he knows a thing or two about man caves. While his epic mansion sports an eight car garage to house his collection of classic race cars, Carolla’s basement man cave is a much more subdued affair. With a bar, a jukebox, bench seating and a pool table, the room looks more like a quaint local pub than an over-the-top celebrity man cave. And, of course, that’s a big part of the appeal of the man cave. Sure you want to impress your friends, but mostly you want them to be comfortable when they come over to knock a few back.
Takeaway for your own man cave: Playing cards and coasters adorn the ceiling of Carolla’s cave (take another look!) If you’re looking for a nice, affordable way to decorate the space while declaring your allegiance to your favorite brews, all you need is a bit of glue and a stack of coasters from your local bar.
Children: 2 sons, 2 daughters
New York Yankees and World Series Winning Pitcher, CC Sabathia, recently moved into a new home. We can’t help but wonder how his new man cave could possible top his previous giant home theatre and sports bar (pictured above.) This baseball-themed man cave has MLB memorabilia on the wall, an image of a flaming baseball stitched into the seating and the same image on the carpet. The row of flat-screen TVs, scrolling ticker tape and surround sound system offer the ultimate game-watching experience. We just hope the new owners are baseball fans, too (check out the Housefax Report here.)
Takeaway for your own man cave: Area rugs are a great way to bring some personality into your mancave. As an added bonus they also provide warmth to cold basement floors in the winter. In keeping with the sports theme man cave, you can find area rugs with your favorite sports team or one that looks like a baseball or football field. Just stay away from the indoor astroturf – it’s never OK.
Happy Father’s Day Snoop, Adam, CC and to all the dads and mancave dwellers out there! We hope you’re feeling inspired to elevate your mancave to celebrity status — and don’t worry, we won’t tell the ladies.