Sunday, March 14, 2021

Secret Rooms

If you know me, you know I'm attracted to quirky things. Which explains why my future building will have hidden rooms with secret doors. I probably shouldn't have told you that but now you can look for them when you visit. :)

During a long lifetime I've only met one friend who has a hidden room -- Sheila. I saw her secret door in person and was awed by it. (Click on the link to see the door.) Sheila's cleverness inspires me to walk down this path.

Researching secret doors I learned there are inexpensive ones that resemble bookcases; these are called "Murphy Doors." Even Home Depot sells them. There are also doors that resemble large mirrors, billiard cue racks, fireplaces or kitchen cabinets. Some doors simply disappear into the wall; these are called "jib doors." There are even secret exterior entrance doors with remote locks.

Some secret doors don't lock but others add a hidden latch to open the door. Remember the beginning of each 1960s episode of "Batman"? Bruce Wayne lifts up the head of a statue and presses a button which causes a bookcase to slide open revealing a Batpole he slides down to the Batcave. Now that's a secret door!







15 comments:

  1. After having seen Sheila's secret room, I too have been dreaming of one of my own! xxx

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    1. Make one! The doors aren't expensive at the low end. Be creative.

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  2. I would love a secret room, but I think I'd have to be traditional and go for one hidden behind the library (like an can afford a library!). :D

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  3. We actually paid quite a lot to have ours custom-built and installed. I love those examples above! I would love to see a bunch of secret doors in a house! So cool, Ally!

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    1. I read about that in your post. Not surprising since it looks so good and you, like many people, have crooked walls/ceiling.

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  4. I remember that post! Such a cool thing. I'm particularly fond of interesting architecture and follow a few comedic WTF ones that show some really weird houses.

    Secret doors >>>>>>> carpet bathroom

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  5. Ah! I always dreaming having a secret room where I can be alone, reading some book and maybe take a nap, hahaha :D

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    1. Exactly! A place to hide from the world. :)

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  6. There is something so fabulously appealing about secret doors and passageways in a home. No doubt it's the influence of many a TV show and movie at play here, but I'd honestly want one that could be opened by a particular book (antique, naturally) on an elegant bookcase.

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  7. it looks awesome! I have never though people actually do secret doors. now I wish I had a house

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  8. Ooooh!!! This post appeals to be so much as I have always dreamed of finding a secret passage, room or tunnel by chance and I've always dreamed of going inside one. Too much Enid Blyton!!! I'd LOVE a secret room and I would love to visit your one if you ever get one....and if I ever maje it to the States! The bookcase type appeals to be but I also like a false back to a wardrobe or a turning fireplace!

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    1. Don't we all wish that?! Why not make it real?

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