Luxury Living Homes with bespoke reading nooks

Luxury Living: Homes with bespoke reading nooks

In anticipation of Christie’s Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts sale on December 14, here’s our pick of luxury homes boasting the perfect spot for curling up with a good book or catching up with the papers — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

The centrepiece of this spectacular 2.3-acre Hamptons estate is a brand-new, 12,000-square-foot mansion adorned with exquisite interior decor. Among the highlights are seven bedrooms, eight full and five half-bathrooms, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a library and a cosy reading nook on the landing at the top of the staircase. The home’s lower level has been decorated to the same exacting standards and boasts a fitness centre, kitchenette and theatre. The grounds are a recreational haven with a pool, pool house, and a sunken tennis court.

This luxurious villa sits high above the Mediterranean Sea in Javea’s exclusive Balcón al Mar. The lavish coastal retreat offers six bedrooms, a separate guest apartment, pool terrace, a motor court, the latest in eco-friendly and smart-home technology, and panoramic sea views from nearly every room. The stellar amenities include a circular indoor swimming pool, a two-floor master suite, and serene areas to relax, such as the pool terrace, garden, and reading nook facing the sea.

Surrounded by leafy gardens on the Rue de Bourgogne, this grand Parisian residence blends elegant architecture with luxurious contemporary amenities. The palatial living and entertaining areas include a stunning indoor pool, formal reception rooms, a gourmet kitchen, four bedroom suites, and a dedicated reading area furnished with built-in bookcases. The home also boasts state-of-the-art security, staff quarters, ample parking, and almost a quarter of an acre of landscaped grounds.

This Tudor-inspired manor house is set within four picturesque acres, just 45 minutes from Manhattan in Morristown, New Jersey. The five-bedroom residence has been fully updated yet retains its rural ambience. The grand Elizabethan-style finishes can be seen in the entrance hall with its decorative staircase, great room with hand-carved fireplace, and panelled library with coffered ceiling. The second floor houses the private quarters and a wood-panelled gallery with built-in bookcases and a reading alcove overlooking the grounds.

This beautiful urban retreat offers year-round resort living in Montreal’s Tropiques Nord, the one-of-a-kind luxury development with its own tropical atrium replete with waterfalls, lush vegetation and exotic birds. Situated on one of the most sought-after floors with its own terrace facing the tropical gardens, this elegant condominium features four bedrooms — including a master suite with fireplace and spa bathroom — a gourmet kitchen and a loggia with a reading nook with views of the St. Lawrence River and Port of Montreal.