From hand-selected books, unique partnerships to curated library amenities, these homes offer the perfect destination for book lovers to get lost in a new book.
In celebration of National Book Month, here are a few residences with some of the best libraries:
525 West 52nd Street
This 2-tower luxury rental development in Hell’s Kitchen, offers residents a luxurious library with books curated by The Strand. Library amenities include exclusive book signings, poetry readings, creative writing classes and a book club.
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Oceana Bal Harbour
This 240-unit luxury condominium boasts a jaw dropping art library designed by revered Mexican-born artist, Jorge Mendez Blake. The library’s intimate book collection was specially-selected by Blake for the residents of Oceana Bal Harbour. Blake manipulates classic literature into the Oceana Bal Harbour spaces by assembling pages and quotation into installations or “canceling” texts by physically entombing them in large wooden boxes.
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Privé at Island Estates
Slated for completion this winter, this development will offer two glass enclosed libraries, one in each tower. With unrivaled views of Aventura’s intracoastal and Miami’s beachfront skyline, the libraries also double as private dining rooms for hosting dinner soirées.
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277 Fifth Avenue
277 Fifth Avenue will feature a double-height library in its cozy lobby lounge, which was designed by designer Jeffrey Beers. The library will boast dramatic, 20-foot shelves and will offer a vast selection of reading materials. Double-height windows will allow natural light to flood the space and will create an ambiance perfect for reading during National Book Month.
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Brickell City Centre’s REACH and RISE
Residents can indulge in this library lounge, exclusively designed by Richardson Sadekif. Featuring rustic textures and warm tones for a cozy and welcoming ambiance, the library lounge was created to obtain a sense of solace and belonging. The library includes a living room that was curated with a sophisticated selection of books, board games and furniture.
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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
This expansive, over 7.5-acre, property features a private library on the second floor of the family-style lobby. The unique space boasts a variety of inspiring art pieces, artifacts, collectibles, modern design pieces along with books from around the globe.
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Hill West Architect’s 365 Bond
This property features a cozy yet luxurious library complete with a fireplace, long communal table, reading nooks and lounges. Hill West Architects designed 365 Bond’s 40,000 square feet of amenity space with nods to the emerging Brooklyn neighborhood’s historic character.
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