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Homes for sale with man caves

Space for a pool table, wine fridge, or dart board? These properties have you covered.

$399,000

75 CRESTVIEW ROAD / WALTHAM

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,132

LOT SIZE > 0.25 acres

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BEDROOMS >BATHS > 1 full

LAST SOLD FOR > $149,133 in 1995

Hans Brings, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 617-968-0022, hansbrings.com

PROS Outfitted with electricity, a shed behind the garage offers a great man escape. There’s a plain wood floor for guilt-free spills and room for a card table, mini fridge, TV, bar, and dartboard, plus a workshop area. The yard has a covered area that can accommodate a big grill. Inside, a family room in an addition has access to a partially finished basement. The kitchen is generous. The three bedrooms have decent closets. The home has newer windows. CONS There’s just one bath, which could use a face lift.

$429,900

50 SKY TOP LANE / DUNSTABLE

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,352

LOT SIZE > 2.56 acres

BEDROOMS > 4 BATHS > 2 full, 2 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $455,000 in 2008

Michael Galvin, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 508-254-1004, michaelwgalvin.com

PROS Nothing says man cave quite like a kegerator. This basement adds about 630 square feet of living space and has a large wet bar equipped with the keg tap/refrigerator and a wine fridge. There’s also a half bath. On the third floor, there’s a light-filled office or playroom and a bonus room. The kitchen, with black cabinets, a granite island, and mostly stainless-steel appliances, is open to the family room. The master has its own bath. A section of the yard is fenced. CONS Some baths and flooring could be upgraded.

$728,800

8 ALDER ROAD / WESTWOOD

SQUARE FOOTAGE > 2,940

LOT SIZE > 1.07 acres

BEDROOMS > 5 BATHS > 3 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR > $85,000 in 1979

Lee and Paul Kouri, Century 21 Commonwealth, 781-964-1559, thekouriteam.com

PROS Who says “Mantown” has to be in the basement? A second-story addition has a 22-by-18-foot room with plenty of space for a big TV and the ultimate game or media room. But there’s also man-cave space in the basement, with a fireplace and painted paneling. The main level features a master bedroom with new bath and an updated kitchen, with oak cabinets, granite counters, and stainless appliances. The large landscaped yard, with a wrought-iron fence, can be enjoyed from the sunroom, deck, and patio. CONS Green carpet on the second floor won’t be to everyone’s liking.

— Vanessa Parks
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