The Star Trek-Themed Basement Man Cave You Always Wanted (and More)
To Boldly Go… Down to the Basement
Somewhere near the final frontier of a cul-de-sac in Patterson, New Jersey, there is a house in which you can undertake a five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations from the comfort of a leather recliner, and to boldly go… down to the basement! Set your phasers for stun as we tour an out of this world listing in a galaxy far, far… (oops, sorry — wrong franchise).
What at first appears to be an ordinary suburban Matzel & Mumford Colonial at Heritage Greens in Patterson, New Jersey hides a secret in its basement: a somewhat-fully outfitted bridge to the first Starship Enterprise.
If you’ve ever wanted to walk down a flight of steps from your kitchen and onto the bridge of your own space vehicle, if you’ve ever wanted to “take the conn,” or to just get.. down… on… your… knees and scream “Khan!” at the ceiling, your arms outstretched in full Canadian acting emotion, then this is the home for you.
The Man Cave
Normally, we’d begin our tour with the living room or kitchen, but when a home has a bridge in its basement, why bury the lead? The full, professionally finished man cave in this particular home’s basement is an “Official Man Cave,” as completed and shown on the DIY television network.
It has fiber optic star-field lighting, a built-in bar with automated doors, a giant hi definition paint on projector screen, a gas fireplace, a full bath, and tasteful decorations straight from your favorite collection of television shows and movies.
The Rest of the House
Not that you’ll be spending much time upstairs, but let’s take a look at the rest of the home. After all, the listing price of $565,000 is a bit much to pay for a basement, whether it can do Warp Five or not. The home above, as luck would have it, is two stories tall with an open floor plan.
The main floor features a foyer that reaches into the stars (sorry, the second story), a formal living room with vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and wood floors, a formal dining room, a lovely little kitchen with a bay-window dinette area and stainless steel appliances.
The home has three bedrooms and three and half bathrooms, as well as the aforementioned finished basement, a laundry room, and a two-car garage. The master suite features cathedral ceilings, a full bath with a skylight and a double vanity, and a walk-in closet. All in all, you’re getting far more than just a bridge for your money.
The Grounds and Location
The home is situated on a private cul-de-sac, just across the street from a lovely developed green space called Sickles Park. It features a nice green space of its own—a fenced in backyard shaded by mature pine trees, with a patio outside for dining space. The front yard is well-maintained as well, with beautiful bushes and a nice little piece of lawn.
Make It So
So, assuming you have the ability and the down payment to make it so, this home is ready for you to move in. Whether you’re planning to leave the man cave as is, or to convert into a sports den, playroom, or even the cockpit of rebel alliance cruiser (sorry Star Trek fans), this would make a great home for you and your family.