This College Park mansion is a book lover’s paradise

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Trends in home design come and go, but the more practical ones have a habit of sticking around. While the obtrusiveness of something like a kitchen island can make them literally divisive, we can't imagine anyone getting tired of a home with lots of built-in bookcases and shelves.

This lakefront mansion in College Park is tailor-made for a bookworm, with shelves ready to go above doorways, along walls and even in the kitchen. A bar off the living air serves double duty as a low-lying bookshelf and figuring out where to store recipe books is a breeze. Of course, the home doesn't hurt for attractive places to read. With many nooks in its 7,795 square feet, there's always a spot for a comfy chair. If you prefer to read in the sun, the 5-bed, 6-bath home backs up to Lake Adair.

The listing is being represented by Cindy Collins Kuykendall of Fannie Hillman and Associates. They are asking for $2.6 million.

Photos via Zillow.