The countdown to the NFL’s biggest night of the year is on—and football fans everywhere are chomping at the bit to see which team will walk away with the Super Bowl 48 championship title on February 2. If you somehow scored stadium tickets—bundle up because it will be a game filled with as many cold weather chills as football thrills (it’s at New Jersey’s new MetLife Stadium afterall). If, however, you’re like most of us, you’ll be in front of a big screen in a warm house with a lot of friends, beverages and a major dose of team spirit. And if you’re the host of the evening’s festivities, it’s a pretty easy party to have. As long as the TV is working, the chairs are comfortable and the food and drink are flowing, you’re doing pretty well. But if your house is also equipped with a few “man cave” elements, your Super Bowl party will be the stuff of dreams. Well, sports fan dreams, anyway.

What kind of elements are we talking about? Take a look at five California homes that perfectly incorporate man cave essentials into their home design. It’s far more chic than a few Broncos banners and a cooler of beer. This is man cave magnificence. We’re talking about professional home theaters, beautiful surroundings (to calm those raging sports emotions) and plenty of recreation options for time-out diversions. Take notes for your Super Bowl party…or if you want to see more of any of these properties, click the address for more photos and details.

1. SONOMA COUNTY

The extraordinary “Crane House” is not only an unbelievable masterpiece of architecture; it’s also a blue print for man cave sophistication. In just 1,733 square feet of space, this home has every cool feature you could imagine in an airy, open design. From the advanced media room (perfect for a Seahawks/Broncos showdown) and the sprawling outdoor deck to the wide open interior spaces—this could host one heck of a Super Bowl soirée. (Click the image to see more!)

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22211 Pacific View Dr.
Jenner, CA 95450
$1,589,000 USD

2. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

This 11,351-square-foot Montecito estate could host the ultimate Super Bowl weekend. Aside from the massive home theater with stadium seating risers, the property also features eight bedrooms, over four acres of greenery for a friendly weekend football game of your own, two three-car garages and a two-bedroom guesthouse. Man Cave? Try Man Manor. (Click the image to see more!)

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1368 E Mountain Dr.
Montecito, CA 93108
$32,500,000 USD

3. LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Set in beautiful Beverly Hills, this private 8,520-square-foot home is truly a contemporary showpiece (with a flair for man cave refinement). With floor to ceiling windows, soaring ceilings and a fabulous open floorplan, this is a home designed for the socially inclined. Can’t-miss highlights include a tiered professional home theater, terraces for half time relaxation (if you’re not a Bruno Mars fan, that is), a sparkling pool and spa—and seven bedrooms for those exhausted overnight Super Bowl guests. (Click the image to see more!)

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9152 Janice Pl.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
$8,395,000 USD

4. EL DORADO COUNTY

This five bedroom El Dorado Hills home would definitely host a doozy of a Super Bowl viewing party with its spacious, 4,640-square-foot floorplan and elegant design. The man cave highlight of the home is, without-a-doubt, its ultra-chic theater and game room, complete with giant movie screen, wet bar and walkout terrace. With a setup like this, who cares who wins the game? (Click the image to see more!)

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4401 Cordero Court

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
$1,339,000 USD

5. MONTEREY COUNTY

This breathtaking Carmel property is the very definition of the California Dream Home—with its phenomenal natural setting, walls of windows uniting with nature and an 8,963-square-foot interior that is both inviting and awe-inspiring. And yes, there is a home theater for Super Bowl watching, as well as an indoor/outdoor Japanese pool, a spa “in the forest,” and 6.5 acres to explore during your post-game reflection. Do properties like this exist outside of fairytales? Yes, in Carmel, they absolutely do. (Click the image to see more!)

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546 Aguajito Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
$12,900,000 USD


Do you have a great space for Super Bowl viewing? Let us know your plans for the big game! And if you’re interested in any of the homes we’ve featured above (or any other California properties), visit California Moves today.