Four Unique Homes With Page-Turning Custom Libraries

While these homes all showcase unique and distinctive features, they have at least one thing in common: The collection of utmost knowledge, books upon books. From a modern home library in Spain to a turreted library in Colorado, these four unique libraries are ideal for learning, developing one’s vocabulary, or comfort and relaxation. Here’s a closer look:

Stunning Mountain Residence With Exceptional Gore Range Views

This stunning mountain retreat in the heart of The Ranch at Cordillera, an upscale community in Edwards, Colorado, pairs picturesque views with a turret library and other amenities. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Location: Edwards, Colorado, USA

Price: $3.795 million

Size: 6,391 square feet

Beds/Baths: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms

turret library in a luxury home in edwards, colorado

Custom bookcases are accessed using a sliding ladder. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

This Edwards, Colorado, property is the opportunity to own a desirable mountain estate in The Ranch at Cordillera. It sits on 2.13 acres and is in one of the most appealing neighborhoods on The Ranch. Spectacular nature views create a stunning backdrop for the home’s turret library, which boasts built-in bookshelves. 

vaulted ceiling living room with mountain views inside 218 Peregrine Drive

Views of the Gore Range serve as a backdrop to nearly all of the home’s living spaces. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Other features include beautiful outdoor decks and patios to enjoy the clear mountain and groves of aspen trees in every direction. Basking in timeless and warm traditional mountain feel, also represented by artfully handcrafted wood beams, a floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace and other artisan accents in the home.

Superb villa in San Pedro de Alcantara with a masterpiece design

The villa-style home in San Pedro de Alcantara comes with stunning architectural features including a world-class library. (Inmobiliaria Rimontgo)

Location: San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga, Spain

Price: EUR 3,750,000 (US $4.45 million)

Size: 5,274 square feet

Beds/Baths: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms

custom modern library in a San Pedro de Alcantara villa for sale

The stunning library sits on the second story and looks down on formal living spaces through glass panels. (Inmobiliaria Rimontgo)

This family home holds a unique architectural design, particularly in the library, which fills the second floor. There are three suites with a shared terrace and a primary master bedroom with a dressing room and a bathroom with a separate power shower and a solid marble bathtub.

In addition, the villa has a terracotta floored patio, entrance hall, drawing room, covered terrace with glass doors, a studio and a kitchen with a central island and access to a patio terrace. A swimming pool with a cascading fountain is among the outdoor features.

209 East 72nd Street New York, NY, USA

Built in 1899 and renovated in 1996 by architect Peter Pennoyer, this under-contract, four-story townhouse features a large gallery, a wood-clad library and an abundance of outdoor space. (Warburg Realty)

Location: New York, NY, USA

Price: $7.85 million (under contract)

Beds/Baths: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms

massive home library inside a manhattan townhouse for sale

Walls of mahogany bookcases line the walls of the library, which also has a large fireplace. (Warburg Realty)

Located at 209 East 72nd Street in Manhattan, this glorious four-story townhouse with a garden level and multiple outdoor spaces dates to 1889. Later renovated by architect Peter Pennoyer, it features two large Kwanzan cherry trees that mark the home’s entrance, creating a delightful canopy that surrounds it in greenery.

hedges surrounding a four story townhouse in manhattan

Tall hedges conceal an outdoor patio at the townhome, which is priced at $7.85 million. (Warburg Realty)

Inside, an imperial staircase leads to an exquisite double-height art gallery with 15-foot-high ceilings. A floor-to-ceiling wall of glass windows and doors will lead to a breathtaking, landscaped garden designed by Madison Cox. The second level is where you will find a grand library/living room that features walls of custom built-in mahogany bookcases.

hilltop haven with modern adobe-style homes at 560 toro canyon park road in montecito

The sprawling hilltop haven in Montecito consists of multiple structures including a stunning library building. (Village Properties)

Location: Montecito, CA, USA

Price: $26,500,000

Size: 58.35 Acres

Beds/Baths: Six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms

curved library bookcases at a montecito compound for sale

The custom library features walls of curved bookcases, a fireplace and a skylight-topped area for reading. (Village Properties)

This massive and unusual estate takes in breathtaking ocean and mountain views that define the horizon in every direction. Surrounded by nature and highly private, the compound includes a five-bedroom main residence, a detached guest-house, a meditation room, a gym and a captivating library with a fireplace. 

open concept floor plan with ocean views at a custom montecito compound

The custom Montecito compound is full of light-filled living spaces perfect for curling up with a good book. (Village Properties)

Elsewhere on the property are numerous chances for activities, entertainment, and reflection. A swimming pool, regulation-sized tennis court, and raised garden beds make the estate a remarkable living experience perfectly mixed with nature and first-class amenities.