Larger Home Libraries (page 8)

2071
winthropestateblog.com

This traditional dark wood-paneled library is a room in the Winthrop Estate, a house built in Massachusetts in 1875 as a summer home for Henri Braem, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. It is still privately owned, but is available for events.

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2072
corbisimages.com

This is an obviously-modern version of a traditional wood-paneled library. It contains the requisite dark wood bookcases and paneling, a nice fireplace, beamed ceiling and comfortable furniture. But it would look better with hardwood floors and oriental carpets, in my opinion. The bland, cream-colored wall-to-wall carpeting gives it away as a new (if custom, upper-end) "spec home."

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2073
archidir.com

This larger library is located in a Spanish Colonial-style Castle built in 1926 above Lake Hollywood. The Spanish-tile floored library is a long, relatively narrow room and contains room for several thousand books, as well as just enough space width-wise for seating and a reading table.

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2074
cotedetexas.blogspot.com

This is a truly beautiful library. The wood bookcases and paneling are exceptionally rich and warm in color, the chandelier is magnificent, the ancestor portrait lends a sense of history to the room and the furnishings, mostly in reds and browns, add comfort to the mix. Very nice.

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2075
styleforum.net

A traditional wood-paneled library with bookcases on at least two walls, a lovely fireplace and two very comfortable-looking club chairs drawn up to the fireside.

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2076
priceypads.com

The library in the Grey Craig Estate in Rhode Island, built in 1924 and now owned (and for sale) by actor Nicholas Cage. This magnificent barrel-vaulted room with beautiful wood bookcases on opposite walls and an impressive fireplace appears to currently be set up as a conference room with a large table occupying most of the floor space.

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2077
priceypads.com

This library in a 12,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion also doubles as a home-based drinking establishment. In addition to the usual wood paneling, bookcases and comfortable seating, there is a beautiful wood-paneled wet bar with bar stools to draw up. Everyone knows that relaxing in a wood-paneled library with a warming scotch is one of life's best pleasures.

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2078
priceypads.com

This is a very ornately-fitted library in a $14 million, 18,000-square-foot, French-style chateau – in New Jersey. The room has handsome mahogany paneling and bookcases, parquet floors, and well-embellished fireplace, chandelier and mirror. Fancy.

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2079
priceypads.com

This impressive, two-story library with spiral staircase is in a $27,000 million, 44,000-square-foot mansion in Quebec, Ontario. It features warm wood paneling and bookcases, a cozy fireplace, and a library ladder, among other traditional library amenities. Wow – that's what a library should look like.

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2080
priceypads.com

The library in this $20 million Montecito, CA house has more paneling than bookcases, and the windows take up too much room that could be devoted to shelving, in my opinion. But it is clearly a large library room with a large fireplace and comfortable seating.

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