Handsome In-Home Library

After months of highlighting homes with backyard water parks, indoor/outdoor bathrooms and alfresco dining areas, this week's cooler temperatures have shifted our interests indoors -- hence why we were drawn to this Connecticut home and its inviting library.

Location: New Canaan, Conn.
Listed By: Karen Sneirson of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
Price: $7,995,000

You don't have to be a bookworm to appreciate this sophisticated space, though it certainly helps. We love the way the room's contemporary accents -- the clean-lined furniture and seamlessly integrated flat-screen television -- offset its timeless design elements -- elegant moldings and rich, wood-paneled walls. Throw in a cozy fireplace, and you've got a pretty darn appealing place to curl up with a novel on a chilly fall day.

The warm, welcoming atmosphere continues throughout every inch of the 11,841-square-foot residence, with fireplaces in the living room, family room, master bedroom -- even the poolhouse. Check out more photos of this stately home.

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