This guest house in upstate New York is the reading nook of our dreams. The tiny cabin has a surprising interior — it’s a library! It’s the perfect place to snuggle up with a book, surrounded by nature. Its contemporary black exterior is striking against the harsh New York snow, but inside, it’s a cozy and warm retreat.
Brandon Padron of Studio Padron is the architect behind the library cabin. “The monolithic black exterior strikes a strong figure in the landscape, creating an enigmatic presence in the winter terrain,” he tells Dezeen Magazine.
The shack was made from leftover oak trees used in the construction of the property’s main home. Those leftover logs were dried out for years before being used. Then, they were stacked, leaving gaps to serve as built-in bookshelves. Nearly one-thousand books are housed on the library shelves.
“A logic of stacking was developed that created a varied lining of shelving on all faces of the room,” explains Padron of the building process.
A double bed and single chair offer a place for guests to kick back and relax while enjoying the incredible book selection. And for those cold winter months, you can fire up the wood-burning fireplace to create the ultimate getaway for book-lovers.