Bookworm-Worthy Homes for Sale
School has begun for many students around the country and whether you have a child heading off to school, or are preparing to hit the books yourself, we would like to celebrate the back-to-school excitement (or blues, however you view it), with a list of book-worthy libraries. Find an easy chair, a good reading light and then check out our collection of libraries in homes for sale that will make you crave a good book.
Water Mill, NY (pictured below)
For Sale: $12,500,000
When you think library you may not think bright yellow, but this double-height library bucks the wood-paneled trend with canary yellow walls and white accents. Listed on the Water Mill real estate market, this home is one of three single-family homes on the estate. This particular home features 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, formal dining room, sun room and terrace in addition to a spectacular reading spot.
Princeton, NJ (pictured below)
For Sale: $3,450,000
It would make sense that many of the homes listed for sale on the collegiate Princeton real estate market would include gorgeous libraries (even Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison owns a home here). This one is located less than four miles from campus and features a library loft complete with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. Like many college towns, Princeton is a little on the pricey end; median Princeton home values are currently $676,600.
Atlanta, GA (pictured below)
For Sale: $3,250,000
Like the home in Water Mill, this castle-esque piece of Atlanta real estate also has a two-story library. The room features wall-to-wall built-in bookshelves and a window seat perfect for snuggling up with a favorite novel. The custom-built home has been on and off the market for the past year and recently had another price cut to the tune of $500,000. Median Atlanta home values are currently $121,000.
Philadelphia, PA (pictured below)
For Sale: $3,199,000
Get lessons in English and history in the famed Bouvier Mansion for sale on the Philadelphia real estate market. Originally the residence of Michel Bouvier, great-great-grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, this home was completely renovated in 2009, yet still retains much of its 19th century charm — especially in the cozy library lined with stocked bookshelves.
Belfair, WA (pictured below)
For Sale: $5,995,000
When the weather turns gray in the Pacific Northwest, most people head indoors to nest. For owners of this home, they have their own private library nesting ground. In addition to huge built-in bookshelves, complete with a library ladder, this Belfair home for sale has three full kitchens, a master suite with private deck, wine cellar, and three-story elevator.
Castle Rock, CO (pictured below)
For Sale: $2,295,000
Combine golf with reading in this Castle Rock home for sale, which is situated on the fifth fairway of Castle Pines CC Golf Course. Filled with granite, marble and walnut floors, the house oozes sophistication. The library is an circular room with built-in bookshelves, paneled-wood ceilings and a marble desk. In addition, the home features a gourmet kitchen, great room and media room with projection space.
Barnstable, MA (pictured below)
For Sale: $19,500,000
Grab your beach read for this oceanside home for sale listed for $19.5 million on the Barnstable real estate market. Situated on over 12 acres, this estate has all the bells and whistles of a classic Cape Cod: a peaked turret, bay windows and terraces. The home’s library has French doors that open out to the beach, built-in shelves and a ladder to access them all.