Private Library

The client had fond memories of his time in the cathedral-like Yale library, thus the goal of this home addition was to replicate the  sacredness of the reading experience in a modern, 3,000-sf addition. Also containing a listening room, home theater, and office, the addition is organized behind the house, preserving the traditional 1933 home’s relationship to the street. The dramatic two-story space is lit by a skylight in the cathedral ceiling and provides views of the Blue Ridge in winter. Opposite the windows is the tall stone fireplace, embedded with fossils.