Built For a Bookworm: Luxury Residences with Libraries

Many would say it’s all about the ambiance when it comes to being able to disconnect from the real world and immerse into a good book. Oftentimes finding that kind of environment within your own home may be easier said than done, but luxury developments across the country have begun incorporating extravagant and welcoming library amenities that are sure to transport residents’ into the plot of any story from the moment of entry. Through warm designs, ample seating areas, and sweeping skyline views, these spaces will not only elevate residents’ daily lives but also provide a convenient escape just steps away from their own homes.

We’ve outlined more information and included images of some of the most captivating and inviting library rooms within luxury residential developments throughout the U.S.

53 West 53

Located in the heart of Midtown53 West 53 is a striking condominium tower rising 1,050 feet above the Museum of Modern Art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvewith interiors by the legendary Thierry Despont, the building features 161 residences, including full-floor homes and duplex penthouses with private elevators. As you step inside 53W53, you’ll enter the Thierry Despont-designed lobby featuring oak wall panelling with bronze trim, dark stained solid American oak flooring, and coffered ceilings. Through the lobby, you’ll find the elegantly appointed lobby library designed by Thierry Despont with additional layering by Rebecca Robertson. The library features plush seating and a fireplace, which allows residents to step away from the bustling city and take a moment to relax and unwind.

Cipriani Residences Miami

This 80-story condo tower that is set to rise above Miami’s Financial District, with views of the Brickell neighborhood, Biscayne Bay and Simpson Park, will be the first ground-up Cipriani residences in the U.S. Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica and 1508 London, the tower harnesses the sophisticated style and history of the Cipriani brand marrying Miami’s modern aesthetic with Cipriani’s nautical Venetian heritage. The distinct design flows seamlessly through the entirety of the development, into the library room space which incorporates their signature blue tones and rich hues like walnut and camel. In addition to the library, Cipriani Residences Miami will feature a wide array of hotel-like amenities such as an elevated resort-style deck with two swimming pools with food and beverage service , a state-of-the-art fitness center, and resident-only dining experiences serviced by Cipriani.

Maverick Chelsea

Located at the crossroads of New York City’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, where Chelsea meets The Highline and Hudson Yards, Maverick Chelsea presents an exquisite condominium designed inside and out by the New York-based DXA studio. The recently completed luxury development offers 87 distinctive condominium residences, each characterized by its unique charm. Included in the amenities offering is a beautiful resident library featuring floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a fireplace, terrazzo floors with carpeted inserts, and custom artwork. The library creates a calming atmosphere for residents to sink into a good book, study, or just take some time for themselves.

547 West 47th Street

Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side and sculpted by the acclaimed Dutch-based design firm Concrete, 547 West 47th Street is a transformative, move-in-ready luxury condominium that brings 219 studio to two-bedroom residences and more than 30,000 square feet of massively-scaled, indoor/outdoor amenities and resort-style services known as “The West Residence Club” to Hell’s Kitchen. Among these impressive offerings is the captivating Glasshouse, a beautiful glass-enclosed library with a fireplace, living room, and coworking table. The Glasshouse provides an alternative workspace bathed in natural light that encourages productivity, inspiration, and relaxation.

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