These bookshelves were described as the entertainment center for the home, designed by Paul McCobb specifically for Alside Homes Inc., they are typical to all Alside models. They did vary in size from one bay – up to three bays depending on the size of the home. We house our stereo in the shelves, and store CD’s and board games in the cupboards below. The painted backboard is original to the house, along with the three No# 9 lamp by Isamu Noguchi, three-slender-legged cherrywood table lamps, designed for Knoll in the mid-1940s, each on lighting up the built-in shelving in the evenings adding a soft glow to the living room.
In 2019 we replaced the leather womb chair that was on loan to us and purchased a blue chair that we have always longed to own. It is a favorite spot in the house, especially for conference calls and cocktails, sometimes at the same time. Of course Banksy was not impressed that the space wasn’t cosy for him too, so we will be adding a rug I guess.
Below are some images of the bookshelves and reading nook, from when we moved into the house in May 2016, showing how the room looked when the Frost’s lived in the home.