The Design Home is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Imagine having the opportunity to own a small house just for reading, where you can hide from the outer world. For a bookworm client, Paris-based architect Antonin Ziegler designed a library annex to a country house on the northern coast of France.
The little house is connected to the main house with a small, almost secret tunnel. There are enormous large windows that make the house look like a discrete observer. Immersed in the warm wooden interior the family members have an unobstructed view of nature through the wide windows.
The simple exterior with a modern character harbors a small garage and huge warm library. The entire interior is adapted to the passion and enjoyment of reading. Once you pass the threshold, you enter into the world of literature and knowledge, closing the door to the noise and events in the real world. The interior is made of wood, with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.