Even the most die-hard family guy needs some alone time. Take Kirker Butler. The Los Angeles–based writer longed for a quiet retreat where he could craft his TV scripts while still being close to his wife and young daughter. "I wanted some bells and whistles, too," admits Kirker, who hoped a big flat-screen TV, a leather recliner, and shelves for his sports memorabilia and collectibles would make the room just as much man cave as office.
Shown: The designer cleverly incorporated the footings as the bases for mahogany bookcases and a raised reading nook.
Desk: Crate and Barrel. Chair: Design Within Reach.