Mabbott Seidel Architecture
Architects & Building Designers
Reade Street Living Bookcase eclectic-living-room

Reade Street Living Bookcase

A generic condominium lacking character was transformed into a warm, welcoming home through the use of custom designed millwork and furniture.

The double height space in the living area is accentuated with an oversized bookcase in French walnut, and a dramatic chandelier. The softness of a new rug in wool and silk provides contrast to the soaring space. A new opening was inserted in the interior of the upper floor to visually combine the two apartment levels. A credenza of solid French walnut provides a focal point adjacent to the dining room.

Photo by Ofer Wolberger

What Houzzers are commenting on:

mas798 added this to Lab
February 19, 2015
fresh green rug - a little outdoors for the basement
sampie added this to Boekrak met leer
February 17, 2015
Ligte onder rak
denacomo added this to denacomo's Ideas
January 24, 2015
Natural wood wall shelving living room
Karen Rowell added this to Library
January 18, 2015
Cabinets and shelves
loula0_10 added this to loula0_10's ideas
December 29, 2014
nmiller511 added this to Front Room
December 24, 2014
vicster94618 added this to Butcher block
November 24, 2014
Do we do any with doors?
Wooden Window added this to Music room
November 5, 2014
glass doors
Jillian Reeves added this to jillian_reeves7823544's Ideas
November 4, 2014
library ladder
Shirley Owens added this to shirley_owens6651059's Ideas
November 2, 2014
jessica_2914 added this to jfs
October 27, 2014
Counter and library look
paulcpederson added this to paulcpederson's Ideas
October 26, 2014
Built in
Albert Grigsby added this to albert_grigsby's Ideas
September 30, 2014
Open counter
roadprose added this to roadprose's Ideas
September 23, 2014
Library ladder
hou4me added this to hou4me's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Glass front
Vanessa Lauren added this to Inspiration Book
August 28, 2014
shotgunbetty added this to shotgunbetty's ideas
August 25, 2014
Ladder with Bookcase 082514
elainelin0 added this to elainelin0's Ideas
August 21, 2014
tlealow added this to tlealow's ideas
August 20, 2014
Like the open shelves with the glass fronted shelves and the closed shelving. Good combination.
rosiekathryn added this to rosiekathryn's Ideas
August 11, 2014
The height of the shelving and the ladder.
johnnyr1979 added this to johnnyr1979's ideas
August 10, 2014
hestercoetzee added this to living lounge
August 4, 2014
Travis McNaul added this to Travis McNaul's Ideas
June 20, 2014
Rug color
Wendy Boller added this to wendy_boller's ideas
June 20, 2014
krinjety added this to Living Room Ideas
June 4, 2014
living room storage, library feel
mariatennant added this to book shelves
June 1, 2014
pilyara added this to pilyara's Ideas
May 30, 2014
Carol Lowen added this to carol_lowen's ideas
May 18, 2014
The sheer size of the bookcase!
Cristina Stoica added this to biblioteca living
May 12, 2014
structura mobila
rotersen added this to bookshelf
March 10, 2014
counter area with outlets
meisarjono added this to meisarjono's ideas
March 6, 2014
Lisa Shepard added this to family room
March 6, 2014
ashutosh3108 added this to ashutosh3108's ideas
January 21, 2014
Carol Regala added this to carol_regala's ideas
January 18, 2014
For my bookshelves
supermonzon added this to Bookshelves
January 18, 2014
I wouldn't be able to choose these colours myself. I like it!
adampmichaels added this to adampmichaels's Ideas
December 4, 2013
Can I have a ladder? :-)
Christine Ellis added this to Living Room Ideas
December 1, 2013
Function: ladder, cabinets, counter section
flank001 added this to flank001's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Rug playroom
vgursoy added this to vgursoy's Ideas
November 11, 2013
Birdy Lancaster added this to birdy_lancaster's Ideas
November 11, 2013
Not the style but theidea
Susan White Overmyer added this to susan_whiteovermyer's ideas
November 11, 2013
book shelf
katcervantes added this to katcervantes's Ideas
October 31, 2013
paulinhaturini added this to paulinhaturini's ideas
October 22, 2013
estilo de estante
diannbeseda added this to diannbeseda's ideas
October 14, 2013
jdjd99 added this to jndavies74's ideas
October 13, 2013
Love the green rug that looks like grass. I also like the lower built in as a buffet.
Clint Starnes added this to Home Office Ideas
September 27, 2013
Like the bookcase idea with workable desktops and power.
tiffhornbeck added this to library pics
September 17, 2013
LADDER! The size. Color of "French walnut" might match fireplace (reddish brown)
mueller330 added this to dining room
September 2, 2013
wrong color but like concept
noahkuhn added this to House
September 1, 2013
Green rug
catlubin added this to Outdoor Living
August 22, 2013
pmw3558 added this to pmw3558's ideas
August 22, 2013
Tebogo Rasakanya Mapunda added this to Malawi Project
August 20, 2013
the colour of the wood
robotbopbop added this to Living
August 18, 2013
Flower pillows
ateisha added this to ateisha's ideas
July 29, 2013
Toni Sillis added this to toni_sillis's Ideas
July 20, 2013
Book shelf
sophiemol added this to sophiemol's Ideas
July 8, 2013
library feel and ladder
jane brody added this to mickie
July 6, 2013
book shelf
blairauxier added this to Workroom
July 2, 2013
natsnews added this to natsnews's Ideas
June 16, 2013
Green grass...possible playroom
karmahz added this to Exterior Ideas
June 15, 2013
femfergi added this to femfergi's ideas
June 13, 2013
sablivious added this to sablivious's Ideas
June 12, 2013
Bookshelf built in style.
Ashis Sarkar added this to Bathroom Ideas
May 24, 2013
book shelf
vaillibrary added this to vaillibrary's ideas
May 23, 2013
shows the large open, undivided space between uppers and lowers..
Ahmed Assa added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 21, 2013
mongoosehero added this to For the Books
May 20, 2013
Dark wood bookshelves with ladder. I l,e how the grain is vertical.
Ars Projekt added this to rasmust's ideas
April 7, 2013
Melinda Veress added this to melinda_veress's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Book shelves
nitinp added this to nitinp's Favorites
March 25, 2013
mugebeyza added this to mugebeyza's Ideas
March 25, 2013
kirstm74 added this to kirstm74's Ideas
March 20, 2013
The colour palette
elsiek added this to elsiek's Favorites
March 8, 2013
artisticnel added this to artisticnel's Ideas
March 8, 2013
Book case
lights_are_on added this to favorites
March 2, 2013
cheldi added this to cheldi's Ideas
March 2, 2013
Mumble sala TV
marilena16 added this to marilena16's ideas
February 26, 2013
design, size
phillygee added this to phillygee's Ideas
February 22, 2013
Turf carpet
atremelling1 added this to atremelling1's ideas
February 21, 2013
this for our living room but white
lasundres added this to lasundres's Ideas
February 7, 2013
abnormalandroid added this to abnormalandroid's ideas
February 6, 2013
green rug mimics green grass
ying21286 added this to 331303
January 28, 2013
ugajthed added this to ugajthed's Ideas
January 21, 2013
aaahaa added this to aaahaa's Ideas
January 19, 2013
Sandy Spiekhout_McClure added this to sandramcclure's ideas
January 19, 2013
built ins
ireneliew added this to ireneliew's ideas
December 27, 2012
bie89 added this to bie89's Ideas
December 15, 2012
danddwilson added this to Debbie's Ideas
November 25, 2012
Everything except the blue vase.
atfarringtonxx added this to atfarringtonxx's Ideas
November 23, 2012
Pillows and tall bookcase
chase1150 added this to chase1150's Ideas
November 20, 2012
leybam added this to leybam's Ideas
November 9, 2012
Laura McGrath added this to laura_mcgrath's ideas
November 6, 2012
I LOVE this bookcase!
alihterry added this to alihterry's ideas
November 4, 2012
carriewj added this to living room rock wall
October 19, 2012
love this library idea w ladder
Rachel Bloom added this to rachel_bloom's Ideas
October 14, 2012
kellyparks added this to kellyparks's Ideas
September 24, 2012
anicholls added this to anicholls's ideas
September 14, 2012
Love the bookshelf!
paigespencer99 added this to living room
September 1, 2012
like the long glass cabinet doors
nehizena added this to GREEN RUGS
August 30, 2012
cpage22 added this to cpage22's Ideas
August 15, 2012
Great chandelier...
sheyee added this to sheyee's ideas
July 23, 2012
mkkennedy added this to mkkennedy's ideas
July 23, 2012
use of verticle and accessible
viever added this to home office
July 21, 2012
narrow, babinet space below, has charcater, height is elogant, ladder rocks
kdewitt516 added this to kdewitt516's Ideas
July 1, 2012
iniusoro added this to iniusoro's Ideas
June 28, 2012
Frances Mooney added this to living room ideas
June 24, 2012
THE SHELF AND LADDER. love the pop of color that the rug brings. the pillows are fantastic.
skrier added this to skrier's Ideas
June 24, 2012
Love the storage
lorigrupp added this to bookshelves
June 24, 2012
This was done in a new generic condo.
kdownes added this to Friends
June 23, 2012
biosanto added this to biosanto's Favorite
June 23, 2012
mshukor68 added this to mshukor68's ideas
June 22, 2012
sulicious added this to sulicious's Ideas
June 20, 2012
Storage and ladder
sheenainsacto added this to 39th st house
June 19, 2012
this would be too cool in the office
bellajoya added this to bellajoya's Ideas
June 19, 2012
I love
Sponsored Products
Congress Oil Rubbed Bronze 24.5-Inch Four Light Chandelier
$599.00 | Bellacor
Congress Flat Bottom Chandelier
Batons Chandelier by LBL Lighting
$1,220.00 | Lumens
Luceplan | Hope D66/105 Suspension Light
Congress Opal Glass Chrome 12" Wide Pendant
Lamps Plus
Luceplan | Hope Ceiling Light
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™