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It’s one of the world’s most poorly kept secrets that inside even the most domesticated of men there is a furtive longing for a bachelor pad.
A place of refuge in the wildest of locations, where he can live (or relive) his youth with just his best mates, the ultimate in gadgets and, perhaps most importantly, decorated in whatever outlandish style he wants. For some men, this dream has become a reality.
1. The Sheats Goldstein Residence
Designed by the legendary architect John Lautner, it’s no wonder the 50 year old Sheats Goldstein residence is still any bachelor’s dream come true. The space age design includes 750 tiny skylights made from actual drinking glasses, motorized sliding glass panels between rooms and a hot tub with stunning views overlooking Los Angeles.
2. The NBK Residence
The NBK Residence is industrial, masculine and incredibly spacious. The 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms make it capable of hosting the ultimate boys weekend, with the 4,000 square foot floor plan ensuring there is plenty of room for everyone.
Floor to ceiling windows illuminate the massive living area which is circled by towering bookshelves and a steel grating bridge that provides the ultimate vantage point. To top it off, the rooftop has a swimming pool and entertaining area with the city of Beirut as its backdrop.
3. The Contemporary Concrete Residence
Minimalist. Luxurious. Breathtaking. For the ultimate Mediterranean bachelor pad, you can’t go past the Contemporary Concrete Residence on Aegina Island.
The windows in this masterpiece can be slid back to open up the entire home to the surrounding views of the mountains and the ocean, meaning your guests will never feel cramped, no matter how big the party.
When it comes time to cool off, there is a luxurious swimming pool running across the length of the outdoor entertaining area, the bright blue water mirroring the cloudless sky.
4. Casa Till Residence
It’s not often a bachelor pad qualifies as both luxurious and ecologically friendly, but the Casa Till house in Los Arcos, Chile manages to do exactly that. A feat of engineering, the extensive sun terrace is supported by stilts as it actually hangs out over the edge of the cliff face.
The open plan design is aided by the use of glass walls and a series of sliding panels that lets you customize the floor plan to suit the gathering. As a final indulgence, the floor to ceiling windows let you wake up with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
5. Hong Kong Residence
Everyone knows that bachelor pads are all about the toys that fill them…this one comes with a Ferrari. Hong Kong interior design studio Millimeter has created a haven within this multi-level apartment, with glass panels preventing the box like interior from feeling cramped.
As the icing on the cake, the glass wall of the garage turns this bachelor pad into a millionaire’s showroom, with the gleaming red Ferrari always on display.
6. The Pole Residence
Overlooking Australia’s famous Great Ocean Road, the Pole House at Fairhaven is all about chilling by the beach. Suspended 131 feet up in the air, the Pole House design brief was always going to be over the top.
The house is more of a private getaway than a party destination, but the retracting glass walls let you enjoy the ocean breeze and the house location is the ideal vantage point for monitoring surf conditions.
7. The Naked Residence
Named for its exposed floor plan, not the habits of its owner, the Naked house on the island of Koh Samui is the perfect place to retreat to after a long night of partying at Thailand’s famous Full Moon Festival.
The infinity edge pool stretches along the full width of the house, providing breathtaking views out over the island, while the recycled timber outdoor swing is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail in hand.
8. The California Desert Residence
There’s nothing like a desert setting for a truly futuristic looking piece of architecture. The California Desert house is every Star Wars lover’s dream, with its covering of cast concrete slabs evoking visions of aliens and galactic empires.
Inside, the house is a work of art, with sweeping bronze pillars, 800 pieces of sandblasted glass and giant stone boulders doubling as walls.
9. The Contemporary Strand Residence
The Strand residence in Orange County is a masterpiece of stone, steel and timber, with panoramic ocean views from every living area. With three separate structures encircling a courtyard, the house is unified by the overlapping reflection ponds and granite stepping stones.
10. The Monaco Mansion Residence
No bachelor pad could beat this $250 million penthouse currently under construction in Monaco. Situated on the 49th floor, this multi-level penthouse boasts 6 bedrooms, a 33,000 square foot floor plan and a water slide from the second balcony down into the circular infinity pool!