While many people read from their kindles and other e-book readers nowadays, the most prime real estate still sees beautiful libraries as a key feature.
“A tasteful library can serve as a refreshing juxtaposition to the high-tech features found in luxury homes, offering a space for those rare moments of quiet relaxation. Beyond the distinct sense of sophistication that can’t be achieved elsewhere, a well-designed library can enhance the property’s price,” said Will Meyer, co-founder of New York-based Meyer Davis Studio and co-designer of the coveted Park Grove in South Florida.
Natural skylight juxtaposing with an eclectic mix of colors and textures make this cozy library a unique stunner. Tim Waltman
Duplex corner penthouse in Tribeca
These beautiful home libraries, all with high ceilings and bold yet tasteful details, may intrigue you to flip through a book right now.
#1: MAGNIFICENT GATED CONTEMPORARY ESTATE (PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA)
Inside this 25,000 plus square-foot residence completed in 2013, you can find a two-story library that’s absolutely breathtaking. With a beautiful spiral staircase, custom mahogany millwork, double radius pocket doors at 10 feet tall and four feet wide on both levels, and coffered radius mahogany dome ceiling with dramatic illuminated custom art glass centerpiece, this is no doubt the dream library for bibliophiles with a penchant for luxury.
All shades on the windows are automated. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
All shades on the windows are automated.
The library even has a mahogany paneled bathroom with silk wall coverings. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
The library has a mahogany paneled bathroom with silk wall coverings.
#2: BEACHFRONT GRAND CHATEAU (HIGHLAND BEACH, FLORIDA)
As one of the area’s most prized estate with its own private beach, this beautifully designed chateau has a two-story library many book lovers would die for. Everything about the material and design of the library is top notch—quarter sawn white oak wood paneling, natural walnut wood floors, solid marble columns near ten feet tall, hand-carved limestone moulding and a breathtaking cross cut dove onyx fireplace, to name a few details. Befitting the estate’s French-Eclectic inspired modern architecture, this library is tastefully grand without going overboard.