I want like 30 different places like this in my house oneday! Could you imagine how fun adult hide in seek would be?!?! Attic Hidden Door by Eudaemonius, via Flickr
Here you see a corner of Felbrigg Hall library in Norwich. The spectre of former resident William Windham III is said to appear in this dark and shadowy Gothic library. He’s been spotted standing by a table when his favorite volumes were laid out.
One of my major life goals is to own a home with secret rooms and passageways. Ideally, I would like to build such spaces before my children are old enough to be aware of architecture, so they will grow up believing that it is common and normal for buildings to have magical and secret worlds within them.
McMills Construction approached Beausoleil Architects for help installing a garage in the bottom floor of a property on Oak Street in San Francisco's Upper Haight district in order to maximize the tenant's rent. By hiding the space behind a retractable facade indistinguishable from the rest of the historic Victorian apartment house, they were able to avoid running afoul of the city planning department strict appearance codes.