Nothing fairly matches the expertise of stress-free with a very good e book. From formal and wood-clad to trendy and creatively illuminated, these 5 libraries are distinctive locations to show and revel in a set of favored tomes.
Classic Hollywood Glamour
Los Angeles, California | Jacqueline Tager, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
Recalling a manor within the English countryside, this good-looking four-bedroom Tudor-style residence dates to the times of Hollywood’s golden period and captures its glamorous type. The lounge doubles as a library with its placing illuminated bookshelves custom-designed by the famend Venture Room design studio. Past are an proprietor’s sanctuary, a proper eating room, a prepare dinner’s kitchen, and a den with French doorways resulting in the inviting pool, spa, and emerald garden. The versatile guesthouse serves as an workplace and screening room.
Beverly Hills, California | Justin Mandile, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
Beneficiant in allure and house, this classical Beverly Hills property boasts majestic structure and particulars all through. Highlights embody three bed room suites, formal residing and eating rooms, a well-appointed kitchen and breakfast room, and a household room opening by French doorways open to the plush yard, an attractive pool and spa, and a trellised out of doors eating space. The household room is ignored by a pleasant library loft a full wall of built-in bookshelves. The property additionally contains a Twenties brick “guard home.”
Normandy on the Lake
On the banks of Alkire Lake, this six-bedroom residence designed by Houston architect Robert Dame is replete with Outdated World finery. Past timeless turrets and a basic mansard roofline are rooms crammed with rigorously chosen and crafted particulars, together with arched doorways and home windows, distinctive ceiling and wall therapies, and wealthy millwork. Among the many distinctive areas are an acoustically tuned “opera room,” a wine cellar, a coated patio with a stone hearth, and a two-story round research with an upper-level library boasting mahogany cabinets.
Timeless Park Avenue Treasure
New York, New York | Serena Boardman, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Practically each room of this elegant five-bedroom Park Avenue house in a fascinating prewar cooperative enjoys an open view of the town. Considerate and versatile, the ground plan was designed to make entertaining and day-to-day residing easy, with adjoining formal residing and eating areas and a glossy, spacious kitchen. Behind double wooden doorways off the entry gallery—and adjoining to the delicate lounge—the library options heat wooden paneling, snug carpeting, and beneficiant built-in bookshelves.
Monterey, California | Jeannie Fromm, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
Dramatic architectural particulars distinguish this magnificent four-bedroom house, sited on 2.32 acres in Monterey. The well-designed ground plan options residing and entertaining areas on the primary degree: a lounge with inside balconies, a proper eating room, a kitchen with butler’s and walk-in pantries, a wine cellar, and a sunlit breakfast room. The library boasts bookshelves accented by placing gothic arches which might be mirrored within the room’s leaded-glass home windows. On the second degree, two visitor suites are joined by a spacious recreation and media room.