Two-Story Library Addition Indulges a former Harvard Professor

2015 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner

The 1,100 square foot library addition PSG Construction completed for a Baldwin Park resident was recognized with the Grand Award in the 2015 Parade of Homes

The library addition was a long-time aspiration for the retired Harvard University professor who wanted to preserve his passion for literature, knowledge, and solitude. The wood paneling, bookcases, staircases, and coffered ceiling in the two-story library are custom constructed from solid maple. Twenty five windows offset the wood-encased room. The Isokern ™ fireplace is the centerpiece for the sitting area.

Built into the library are two concealed doorways—one that accesses a storage space, and the other that leads to the main part of the home. On the second floor, a light-filled belvedere is topped with a cupola that provides a private view of Baldwin Park.

Because of the homeowner’s desire for an authentic self-contained retreat, the library, which is located at the rear of the home, is equipped with a kitchenette and full bathroom.

The wood paneling, bookcases, staircases, and coffered ceiling in the two-story library are custom constructed from solid maple.

Twenty-five windows offset the wood-encased retreat.

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A wood staircase accented with a plush stair runner leads to the second story of the library.

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The bank of windows


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The desk in one of six in the nation hand-made in Williamsburg. The window nook allows for a quiet retreat, while offering a glimpse to the bustling town below.

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The two-story Isokern fireplace is the centerpiece of the sitting area.

PSG Construction owner Paul Gidus stands in the 1,000 sq ft home library addition that earned the Grand Award in the 2015 Parade of Homes Remodel Showcase.

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The gently curved balcony of the second story overlooks the grand main floor.



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