Would you believe that some houses actually do have secret passages? Indeed, it’s true! Throughout history, all sorts of homes have had a place for secret passageways. However, for some people the reasons for these secret places are practical.
And why not build something into your house where you can feel free to do whatever you want? You can place a hidden space anywhere in your home, whether it is behind a bookcase, under a staircase, or even behind a blank wall. This is something possible regardless of the size of your home. Above all, you can even turn it into whatever you want.
So, here are some real-life examples of secret rooms in people’s houses- accidentally and intentionally built. And if you’ve ever wanted a private hideaway, extra secure storage for valuables, or an almost magical escape to another world, these hidden rooms are sure to amaze and inspire.
Check out the images below!
1. The cook’s secret passage
Whether behind a bookcase or beneath a trapdoor, these eight regal dwellings each contain one or more secret rooms, hidden passageways, or covert architecture.
2. This staircase
The hatch is secured by a rope to a racket on the wall to reveal an old wooden staircase, leading down to the lower floor of this 1856 grist mill. Cover it up with a rug and you’d never even know it was there!
3. A covert playroom
Designed by Von Fitz Design, the under-stairs space conceals a small door that leads through to a fun playroom. The ideal way to utilize space, the vibrant green room is in complete contrast to the minimalistic hallway.
4. The secret seat
Behind one of the arched bookshelves that line the room, there’s a secret door that leads to your own personal bathroom. So that’s what we call the height of luxury! Additionally, it is even decorated with a coastal theme to match the house.
5. Stealthy wine cellar
This ultra-stylish Georgian townhouse in London’s Hammersmith rocks plenty of USPs, including a stunning sunken sofa and swanky statement kitchen.
6. The covert gun vault
The guns in this US home are extra-secure, thanks to the secret bookcase access and heavy-duty security door. Double bookcase doors are also priced from £10,700 ($13k) if you’re tempted to get a pair fitted.
7. The secret slide room
Interior design agency Ab Rogers Design transformed a West London townhouse in 2009. Thus he created the most wonderful space, which the designers loaded with fun, quirky touches, including a secret slide.
8. The secret Netflix room
Imagine having a secret room devoted entirely to Netflix binges, how awesome would that be? Imgur user notadeckofcards has made himself just that – so space is accessed via a trapdoor in his living room, which is a TV-free zone.
9. The out-of-sight mezzanine
If the ladder wasn’t there, you’d have zero ideas there was a cozy mezzanine above the bookshelf in this charming little house. Oregon firm Jessica Helgerson Interior Design conceived this space.
10. This Kitchen Cellar
It leads to a custom-built wine cellar – perfect for when you’re hosting guests and the bottle is emptied. Simply pull open the hatch and head down the carpeted spiral stairs to pick out a new tipple and extra glasses. What could be better?
11. This Wall Is Stunning
Not only is this wall truly amazing — I mean I’m totally impressed with whoever made this — but it also opens into a secret room. What? Mind blown.