There’s nothing quite like cuddling up with a warm blanket, a hot latte, and a really good book... especially in the winter. From the kingly to the cozy, these properties boast the libraries where you’ll want to warm up on cold afternoons.
Featuring 10,000 square feet of living space on four levels, this French country villa is an escape within the city. To understand the craftsmanship and attention to detail, one must only look to the library, which boasts built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, soaring ceilings, and hardwood floors. Marc Fleisher, 202-364-5200 ext. 2927; email@example.com
This 14,000 square foot estate, inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France, is fit for royalty. In addition to a gourmet outdoor kitchen, a wine grotto, a pool, and a five-car garage, take note of the most regal of reading rooms, featuring cherry walls throughout, built-ins with fluted columns, and an inset. Debbie Shapiro, 703-407-1600
Elegance is everywhere in this charming, yet spacious, five bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Maryland home. An entire level is dedicated to the master suite, but for a quiet respite, head to the sun-filled library that overlooks the private garden and pool. Nancy Itteilag, 202-905-7762; firstname.lastname@example.org
Nestled in Capitol Hill, this home is bigger than it appears from its charming exterior. Grab a bottle of wine from the cellar and head straight to the library, boasting soaring ceilings and intricate millwork. Frank Snellings, 202-547-3525; email@example.com
With nearly 20,000 square feet of living space and a breathtaking two-story, hand-painted, domed entry foyer, this limestone and natural stucco European villa offers so much to ogle over, you might miss the library at first glance. The book space features stunning hardwood floors and exquisite moldings. Marc Fleisher, 202-364-5200 ext. 2927; firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the river and through the woods in Virginia horse country, Fidelio is a stately villa marked by neoclassical architecture amidst 61 acres of land. Expect a pool, lush gardens, and, of course, a beautiful library. Christopher Ritzert, 202-256-9241
This nine bedroom, 11 bathroom estate in Potomac boasts a rich library that gives new meaning to the phrase “fit for a queen.” Featuring a breathtaking ceiling designed by an actual Buckingham Palace artisan, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large fireplace, the library will become your favorite room in the house. Fouad Talout, 703-459-4141