Home libraries are a place for quiet respite, reflection, or escape. While library design reflects individual style, these rooms all share a common purpose: to celebrate our favorite tales. Here are four homes with beautiful libraries.
The mahogany paneled library at 14816 Bellbrook Drive features wall-to-wall bookcases and an elegant gas fireplace. This custom French style home is located in a secluded Addison neighborhood on a lushly landscaped lot with a pool, a spa, an outdoor kitchen, a greenhouse, and a pergola. Interior amenities in this five-bedroom home include a gourmet kitchen, a media room, a fitness room, and a private guest suite.
The unique library at 3521 Beverly Drive features a painted tin ceiling and moldings, a wall of built-in shelves, and a private screened-in porch. From the original hardwoods to the red concrete-tile roof, this rebuilt home mixes modern with traditional. Other interesting details of this 10,482-square-foot home include a carved black marble fireplace, a Spanish antique chandelier, an oversize game room with a fireplace, a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, a large second-floor terrace, and an outdoor living area with a kitchen, a fireplace, and a resort-style pool complete with Italian glass mosaic tiling.
Grab a classic tale and settle in to the elegantly traditional paneled library at 3421 Saint Johns Drive in Highland Park. This five-bedroom Mediterranean home features stone columns, iron doors, a billiards room, a covered veranda, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool.
The seven-bedroom home at 10770 Inwood Road is situated on 1.74 acres of gorgeous grounds. The grand library is large enough to be mistaken for a corporate board room, and features a wall of bookcases and abundant natural light. The home has a gymnasium, a wine cellar, and a saltwater pool.