Larger Home Libraries (page 7)



This library has two walls lined with custom-made zebrawood bookcases; a ladder makes reaching for books stashed up high easy. There’s enough room for a few thousand books and a wall conceals a built-in desk.



This NYC apartment library overlooks Central Park. Beautiful dark wood and paneling and a very traditional look. And only $14.5 million. for the apartment.


2063 (Oyvind Solstad)

This Oslo, Norway library, the focus of which is certainly these wavy, curvy, white-painted bookshelves, is a delightful design. Very nice.



This library in a modern house built in old-money Virginia horse country is a cube-shaped room with a high ceiling and dramatically-contrasting red walls and white bookcases on opposite walls, The classically-inspired windows reveal a beautiful country vista.



This architect-designed library addition is a one-and-one-half-story, classically detailed room with a clerestory lantern that floods the space with indirect light – the best kind for libraries. The library has beautiful wood bookcases, paneling, floors and fireplace, and there are areas for comfortable seating and a desk for working. A warm, cozy space.



The lovely traditional library is filled with warm wood and comfortable furnishings. Bookcases occupy two walls and a beautiful fireplace takes center stage.



This Pennsylvania home library has bookcases on at least three walls, a symmetrical room with two matching library ladders. Exceptionally fine woodwork (the firm is a woodworking company).



The library in this 25,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion is pretty incredible, not in terms of bookshelf space, which, at least from this angle, does not appear to be extensive. Rather, the architecture of the room itself is fabulous: There is a circular cutout in the library floor with a glass oculus that peers into the brick, 2,500-bottle wine cellar below. (And the exterior of the study has a waterfall that flows under the driveway, becomes a stream, and feeds into the outdoor pool.)



This beautiful, very traditional wood-paneled library is in the Connecticut mansion that actor Mel Gibson put on the market in 2007 (it was still for sale in 2009 with a lowered price of $29 million). The 16,000-square-foot Tudor-style house was built in 1926 and features traditional Tudor-style wood-paneled and half-timbered rooms throughout the house.



This library/dining room contains dark wood paneling and bookcases, a window seat and beautiful herringbone-patterned hardwood floors. A lovely space.


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