You might not be able to tell with the weather, but fall is coming up fast and with it, more time spent indoors. Look forward to Chicago’s infamously cold months when you have one of these libraries primed for curling up and enjoying a good book.
Throw away your reading lamps—this penthouse’s modern, wood-paneled library opens into the living room and is flooded with natural light, thanks to a big wall of windows. Carla Walker, Jimmie J. Walker; Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff; 312-342-0078, 312-342-0078
This mahogany-paneled library seems like it’s straight out of a classic movie (or novel!). Fill it with sophisticated, leather-bound books to complete the look. Kieran Conlon, Conlon/Christie’s International Real Estate, 312-733-7201
Just imagine filling these beautiful, wood-paneled library shelves with your favorite books, old and new, while you enjoy unparalleled views of the lake. Michael LaFido, Conlon/Christie’s International Real Estate, 312-733-7201
Everything about this space makes it feel more like a secret woodland hideaway than a city house, and that certainly rings true for the picturesque foyer/library space. Barbara O’Connor, Dreamtown, 773-326-6510