These 4 Old Houses are for Book Lovers

33 Lithgow Road, Millbrook, NY

There’s nothing like a room covered in filled bookcases. If you love to read, your dream old house probably has a room like one of these. A reading room needs to be cozy, inviting – basically the perfect place to store and enjoy your collection. These set the standard!

1. 280 Bird Street, Scottsville, VA  – $475,000

5 beds/3 baths 
3,747 sqft

Sit in front of the fireplace and warm up with your favorite title in this Colonial Revival gem that’s, believe it or not, next door to a library!

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2. 33 Lithgow Road, Millbrook, NY  – $4,950,000

6 beds/6.1 baths
8,862 sqft, 204.4 acres

This is one of the most iconic estates in Millbrook, and I can see why. Lithgow Farm dates back to 1758 and sprawls over 200 acres. The whole house is stunning, but you’ll find me in this fabulous reading nook.

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3. 22 Stringfellow Lane, Arrington, VA – $465,000

3 beds/2 baths
1,444 sqft, 2.96 acres

Known as the Rock House, this Arts & Crafts stone home offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with this bright reading space.

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4. 888 16th St, Arcata, CA – $649,900

4 beds/2 baths
1,660 sqft, 0.19 acres

The Sacchi House c. 1892 has been beautifully restored and draws you in with its bright yet rich interiors. Shouldn’t books be the focal point in every living room?

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Alix is CIRCA’s Properties Manager. She relishes working directly with homeowners and real estate agents to track down new stewards for homes with secrets to keep and stories to tell! On a lifetime mission to visit every great flea market in the world, she’s probably going to need a bigger old house soon.

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