You know you’re a bookworm when your idea of an outdoor activity is reading a book outside. Casa O in Mexico is the perfect blend of a library and secret garden in the middle of a bustling city. The skillful fusion of nature and city surroundings takes a page out of the most magical book you’ve ever read.

This bookworm paradise has everything that a self respecting bibliophile could ever need. Architecturally designed to make the transition into your imagination all the more exciting, this home designed by Despacho Arquitectos HV is the envy of book lovers everywhere. Be sure to bookmark some of these ideas for your own book nook.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The focus of this design was to integrate nature and man made structure into an other-worldy haven for a keen bookworm.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

One of the main features of the home is the expansive personal library. The bookworm concept has been turned into the main focus, as each area centers around the lifestyle of an avid reader.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The idea of a book nook has been taken to another level in this area. Any person who has ever read a book knows that a comfortable chair is essential. These chairs add a sophisticated aura and look like an ideal place to curl up with a good book. Check out this post to find your very own comfy reading chair.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

What would a bookworm paradise be without a fireplace for those glorious rainy days? This room maintains a stylish look while having a homely feel. This is due to the wall length bookshelves and the coffee table decorated with various ornaments and neatly stacked books.

The room is also well lit to avoid any strain on reading eyes.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  
Photographer: Paul Czitrom  

The well stocked bar is perfect for entertaining, or the occasional drink when unwinding with your favorite tome after a long day.

The arrangement of the bottles and glasses turns the bar into a different kind of library.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The bedroom looks like the border between the human world and an ethereal natural paradise.

The wooden floor contrasts aesthetically with the tiled floor of the balcony and connects the two areas.

The outside chair and coffee table create yet another bubble for the bookworm to retreat into.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The kitchen is a modern marvel, with suitable storage and work space.

The overhanging shelf decorated with antique containers add a refined quality.

The recipe books and large window reminds one of the central design concept without being too obvious.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The stately pillars and high ceiling create an impressive impression, the diverse colors emphasizing the different elements in the space without detracting from the view of the garden being the focus of the room.

The white cabinet prevents the room from being monotonous, and a single book connects the space to the rest of the house.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

A clear pond is a calming facet that soothes the mind as one moves into the living room.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The wooden paneling on alternating walls stops the room from looking cold and impersonal.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The hallway is spacious and uncluttered, with the mirror adding dimension.

The skylight is an innovative way of allowing natural light to permeate the room, and the colorful painting is a playful accent.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The landing between the first and second floor is an area of it’s own, with a skylight drawing the eyes toward the open window.

Tree branches are expertly incorporated into the decor.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

Forget Narnia’s wardrobe and Harry Potter’s Platform 9¾, this staircase looks like a portal into your private mystical realm.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The front of the house is where modern man and mother nature meet.

The garden has an untamed look without being overgrown, and a stone path directs you safely to the front door.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The expansive lawn is a design feature in itself. It connects the different species of trees and the whole garden gives off an Edenic atmosphere.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

The rounded seat and fire pit is the ideal summer hosting spot, and the best place to read during those gorgeous spring days.

The space looks almost like a secret garden, thanks to the tall surrounding shrubbery.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

Thanks to the towering outer wall, the delightful home is completely private.

The creeping ivy is a distinguished element, while the elegant facade only hints at the wonders to be found inside.


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  


Architect: Despacho Arquitectos HV  

This trendy home is definitely every bookworm’s dream home. Do check out the the video below:

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