Sotheby’s International Realty

15 September 2016

Everyone loves a good book, but how about a whole room devoted to storing all of the stories you have come to treasure? Explore five stunning examples of home libraries  – from an elegant space to entertain guests in Houston, to a colorful and cozy retreat in Southampton:

Houston River Oaks Brick Estate

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3616 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, TX 77027 | $3,995,000

Offering four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms,  this Houston home is a must-have for anyone wanting to live in style. River Oaks brick set a classic aesthetic for the exterior, while the mahogany paneling, custom ceilings, limestone and hardwood floors, en suite bedrooms, and game room give you plenty to do while inside. This particular property’s library is as impressive as it is classy, offering the perfect place to sit back and enjoy your favorite stories.

 

5th Avenue Townhouse

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 20 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10021 | $38,000,000

You might not associate New York City with roominess, but this townhouse defies that assumption. With seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, nearly 9,000 square feet of interior space and five stories, you will never feel cramped in this particular home. High ceilings and a legendary living room complement the wine cellar, playrooms and south-facing terrace. The library, like the rest of the home, has distinct European stylings, thanks to the creativity and unique spirit of renowned designer David Easton.

 

Palm Beach Luxurious Oceanfront Estate

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Palm Beach, FL 33480 | $32,000,000

This gorgeous estate has roughly 7,600 square feet of interior excellence, as it was built in 1937 and has been given all of the necessary updates since. Go out on your 3.4-acre oceanfront property, with easy access to your own beach, and soak in some sun and views from the comfort of your own estate. Then, relax in your heated pool, and head inside for a nice, relaxing read in your library. When it comes to Palm Beach properties, this estate is certainly among the best around.

 

Southampton Pheasant Field Country Estate

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 385 Great Plains Road, Southampton, NY 11968 | $24,500,000

With 10 bedrooms and eight full bathrooms, this 13,000-square-foot home resides in the heart of Southampton, and also boasts more than 3 acres of land. In addition to the unmatched glory of the outside area, which has a Gunite pool, spa, shower, cabana and tennis court access, the interior is similarly enlivening. Your personal library might end up being your favorite room in the house, as it can store an enormous volume of literature, as well as plenty of space room for couches and reclining chairs.

 

French Country Home in Greenwich

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 304 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 | $5,995,000

Sitting on a more than 5-acre plot and spanning 10,500 square feet inside, Laurel Hill is one of the more coveted properties in all of Greenwich, Connecticut. This estate was fashioned by interior designer Cindy Rinfret, who gave it high-beamed ceilings, four separate antique fireplaces, limestone and hardwood floors, millwork, and a wine cellar. Of course, this home also has a beautiful library, as well as a home theater and billiard room.