In the realm of luxury real estate, a media room is a must.

A place to lounge comfortably to take in the latest award-winners from Cannes and Sundance, or watch the big game on Super Bowl Sunday. 

A space to set up tables for pool, poker, or any other refined recreational activity imaginable. 

For some inspiration on what your next game or media room might look like, take a look at these three relaxation-ready spaces…

9701 E Happy Valley Road No. 2

This is your private parlor. A place where only good friends and selected family are allowed. 

Ideally positioned off-the family room and just steps from the 500-bottle wine cellar, lies the media room of every homeowner’s dreams. A media room engineered for the sole purpose of making its occupants supremely happy. 

Invite selected guests to join you as you unwind from a long week with the celestial flavors of a favorite Napa Valley cab or Côte d'Or pinot noir.

Care for a contest? Channel your inner pool shark in this elegantly designed, Arizona game room, located just off the family room of 9701 E Happy Valley Road Lot 18.

But competitors be warned—trying to bank the eight-ball into the corner pocket can be more than difficult…the awe-inspiring views of Pinnacle Peak just outside have been known to make more than one player scratch in a moment of forgotten focus.

Minimalist in nature, this is a game room built on clean-lines and uncomplicated attitudes that cultivate a profound sense of relaxation. Even the most intense contests will feel somewhat subdued in this space. 

When the final ball is sunk, step directly out onto the patio for a cigar and some post-game chitchat amidst the temperate evening air. If it gets too chilly, warm hands by the crackle of the wood-burning fireplace, and warm hearts with a selection from the beverage bar or wine cooler.

Clad in sporty blue, and built to accommodate even the rowdiest of crowds, the media and game room at 6151 Caballo

is a little slice of sports-lover paradise. Both the game room and theater room are entirely soundproofed so big volume is never a big problem, and the multi 4 panel screen-viewing experience is dramatically enhanced by the user-friendly Savant home automation system. 

This room is, at its core, about the people in it. In appearance, it’s both classic and playful, timeless and modern. It is a blend of eras and worlds to create something that looks as good as it feels. 

Sleek glass barn doors, paneled wood walls, and a fabric finished ceiling, lend a fun-filled spirit to the sound proof room that speaks to its single purpose—bringing a smile to the people using it.