6 Homes with a dash of Mystery

A hidden room or secret passageway isn’t any fun if it’s not hidden well. We’ve gathered images of entryways hidden in all sorts of homes. Take a look at these pictures and see whether you’d know there was more than meets the eye. Below I’ve given 6 homes with a dash of mystery. Take a look!

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

This wall of bookcases in Arizona sure looks fancy. If you weren’t reading about secret rooms, would you suspect that one could be concealed here?

The big secret

Pulling one of the books on the shelf causes two of the bookcases to unlock and open automatically, revealing a vault room. Steven Humble of Creative Home Engineering, which designed the set up, says this is one of his favourite bookcase projects.

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

It’s just a wall, right? There’s no way this wall and the nearby grand piano could somehow work together to do something magical.

The big secret

Aha! When the proper tune is played on the piano, this wall opens to reveal a passageway that connects two remote sides of a home in Colorado. You go through a hall, up a stairway and exit through another passageway.

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

These built-in bookcases are in the basement of a home in Montana. Architect Andrew Porth designed the house as a second home for the Gorum family from Georgia. The family’s children, ages 20 and 17, had one request: a hidden room.

The big secret

Porth found a way to work a hidden room into the basement. The bookcase is on rails attached to the ceiling, but has a catch on it so it stays shut unless pushed on with significant force. Other than a few electrical outlets and light fixtures, the room remains unfinished. It’s up to the kids to figure out what to do with it.

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

This dresser, in a home in South Dakota, was part of a home makeover for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” on ABC. Yes, those are real, working drawers.

The big secret

If you turn the hands of one of the clocks to 12, the secret door opens. The passageway leads to a young boy’s secret spy room.

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

There’s something hidden in this home in Arizona, but where?

The big secret

The entire staircase lifts up when activated by remote control, revealing a playroom.

 

 

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What’s the big secret?

This fireplace was part of Creative Home Engineering’s display at the International Builders Show one year, but what’s so special about it?

The big secret

The fireplace slides over, revealing a secret room. It’s activated by what appears to be an ordinary chess set nearby.

“You could play a round of chess and never know it was a key,” Humble says. It’s wireless; so as long as it’s within 100 feet, it can open the door.

There’s another way to open the fireplace door, and this one is really something taken right out of a TV show — the old “Batman” series, to be specific. Remember the Shakespeare bust that had a secret button to open a passageway? Well, if you tilt back the head on this bust, you find a fingerprint scanner that triggers the fireplace.

by MSN Real Estate

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