In my circle of friends, especially as women in their 30's, we have often discussed how early Disney movies set up unrealistic expectations for us finding a "prince charming". I will admit, I too fell victim to these unrealistic expectations...but not about boys. Instead, I wanted that library from Beauty and the Beast.

That desire for a giant library follows me to this day which would explain why I made an audible gasp when I saw pictures from a mansion currently listed for sale in Grosse Pointe Park, MI.

Listed by Jeffrey LLaneza at Signature Sotheby's International Realty, also found on Zillow, this mansion will cost you $4,750,000. But, once you see the pictures you'll understand why.

The home includes:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
  • A 4 car garage
  • The most beautiful private library I've ever seen

Clearly, my focus is on one thing...that library!

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With vaulted ceilings (that are more artwork than ceilings), dozens of chandeliers, and crown molding galore this is an impressive home. Even more impressive is the fact that it was built by the original owner, Hal H. Smith, in 1929.

Take a tour of this home and see if you pick up "Beauty and the Beast" vibes as I do:

This Michigan Mansion Looks Like It's Out of Beauty and the Beast

Especially if you love libraries, you'll be in awe of this mansion for sale in Michigan

If "Beauty and the Beast" vibes are not your things, no big deal. But, what about this hidden oasis in Kalamazoo?

This Million Dollar Kalamazoo Mansion is a Hidden Oasis

Sitting on 2 acres of land, this home comes with a private pool, private lake with a fountain, multiple fireplaces and much more