Whether an eclectic assortment of favorite reads or distinguished collection of first editions, a home library is more than just an archival space for books– it provides a unique insight into the owner's soul. Cozy and inviting, these personal spaces provide shelter from the outside world and a place for the mind to wander. Read the following current Sotheby's International Realty listings with libraries worth studying.
Los Altos Hills, California | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 0086101
Inspired by England's Speke Hall, the Morgan Estate was built in 1914 for Percy Tredegar Morgan, a San Francisco businessman and a first trustee of Stanford University. One of the finest examples of Tudor and Jacobean revival architecture in the United States, the manse has hosted to presidents, kings, queens and celebrities, and has been meticulously restored by its current owners. The library has mahogany shelves, fabric-lined walls and a hidden wall-mounted television.
$27,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Dallas, Texas | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 20365428
Sophisticated and inviting, this soft contemporary home offers large, open spaces with seamless connections to the exteriors. The magnificent library has floor-to-ceiling shelves for five thousand volumes but maintains a private, snug feel.
$9,750,000 USD | Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Sag Harbor, New York | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 0056071
This Lutyens-inspired, stone-and-stucco mansion was built with a range of English details including a formal gathering room with stone fireplaces, a paneled billiards room with fireplace, and a lofty reading room.
$36,000,000 USD | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4387650
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this furnished residence sits high on a bluff and has a grand parlor, 14-seat theater, indoor pool and two-story wood paneled library, whose upper level can be accessed from the massive master suite with a sitting room and his-and-her baths with dressing rooms.
$8,750,000 USD | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
Düsseldorf, Germany | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000046096
Located in the heart of Düsseldorf’s most prestigious residential suburbs, this romantic and chic apartment was designed by renowned Belgian architect Sigisbert Engelbosch and executed by Flemish craftsmen. Eclectic details include a circular library nook with hand-brushed oak.
3.950.000 € EUR |NRW Immobilien Sotheby’s International Realty