Deborah Pierce Architetto
West Newton, Mass.
From a quiet inner sanctum to expansive, two-story book displays, a custom-designed library is a chance to create an intellectual center for your home. When architect Curt Lamb was called on to design a living room addition to this bungalow-style home in West Newton, Mass., the hundreds of books stacked and scattered around the home led him to the idea of designing a two-story library instead. In the 20 x 20-ft. space, Lamb had cherry millwork integrated into the exterior wall and turned the four corners into tall windows to let in natural light. A miniature set of stairs leads up to the balcony.