Posted on 7 Apr
Relaxing with a good book in the comfort of home never looked better. Here to inspire your cozy weekend reads is our round-up of fantastic libraries. From an intimate, fireside study room to the chandelier-adorned, Tudor-style library fit for royalty, we have got bookworms of all kinds covered.
Known as “One Place,” this iconic retreat in the leafy hills of Laurel Canyon has a library worth swooning over. Soak in the sweeping views and sunshine as you kick back to read in front of the expansive library window. A fireplace warms the room, which is perfectly lit and furnished for evening lounging, with the twinkling city lights in the distance. Represented by Alana Mesica, James Harris and David Parnes , One Place was designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones and is now available for lease in collaboration with the sophisticated, private members’ club “Spring Place,” which offers the amenities of a 5-star hotel.
The library at this magnificent, ocean-view retreat in Pacific Palisades is fit for an extensive book collection, to be read by the fire or in front of the expansive windows overlooking the lush and leafy property. Towering, built-in shelves rise above the spacious reading area, featuring French doors that open to the adjacent terrace. Represented by Blair Chang, the custom-built home is located within the guard-gated Ridgeview Country Estates and surrounded by meticulously landscaped gardens and sweeping ocean views.
This modern, Tudor-inspired mansion in the gated Bradbury Estates community boasts a library fit for a king. Double-height, gilded and coffered ceilings rise above the study below, featuring floor-to-ceiling, built-in bookshelves, Gothic details and picture windows. The epic library is one of the many exquisite features within the ten-bedroom residence designed by Robert Tong. Represented by Gus Ruelas, the estate also showcases a two-story living room, wine-tasting room, Harry Potter-inspired home theater, gym, pool and sports court.
Situated in the celebrated Royal Oaks enclave, this gated, custom-built estate was crafted and designed by the accomplished Rauber Homes in 2014. Its stunning office-library walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling, built-in shelving, while expansive windows draw abundant natural light, whether at work behind the desk or reading under a blanket in the spacious lounging area. Represented by Ingrid Sacerio, the estate also features six bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, wrap-around veranda, salt-water pool and lush landscaping.
Classically informed details abound in this newly constructed modern estate situated in Hidden Valley. Among its enviable features is the intimate, artfully designed office-library, featuring floor-to-ceiling bookcases, coffered ceilings and a picture window framing the surrounding foliage. Represented by David Parnes, James Harris and Mauricio Umansky, the seven-bedroom, 12-bath estate also boasts a two-story foyer, chef-caliber kitchen, lush backyard, poolhouse, home theater, bar, fitness studio and temperature-controlled wine room.