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Wood-Paneled Library in Mediterranean-Style Estate
Period details abound in this two-story, wood-paneled library, part of a 3.5-acre Mediterranean-style estate located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Known as The Beverly House, the property was designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1927. In this library, the design of the sculpted, cathedral-height ceiling mirrors the pattern of the custom carpet underfoot. Carved panels lend architectural detail and visual interest to every inch of the massive space, while warm wood tones, a crackling fireplace and accent lighting lend coziness and warmth.
Built-in and beautifully carved, bookshelves line the walls of this stair landing-turned-library. The room feels open despite all the dark wood, thanks to the high ceilings and light Venetian plaster walls.
Library: Waterfront Mansion Featured in Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
Feeling studious? Hide away in this Miami mansion's wood-paneled library with built-in ladder to catch up on some reading. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Cozy Den Area Features Fireplace, Library Nook and TV
At the end of the master suite is a cozy den featuring a corner fireplace, library nook and television. Heavy wood beams and trim and stucco walls continue the Mediterranean styling seen throughout this Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.