Perhaps I watched too much Scooby-Doo or read too many Hardy Boys books as a child, but I have to confess that I’m rather entranced by the idea of having a hidden or secret room inside of my house. You know the kind I mean: a chamber behind a bookcase, a den under the stairs, a secret bathroom hidden behind a full-length mirror. Having something like this sounds pretty exciting to me, and I would love to live in a house–or have a house built–with a feature like this.
There would be advantages, of course. High resale value (to just the right buyer). The ultimate in privacy. A place to store your valuables. The hidden fun knowing that you live in a house with a secret room but never telling anyone about it. And, for a relative claustrophile like me, an enclosed space to call my own.
If–like me–you are interested in experiencing a house with a secret room and/or taking up residence in one yourself, you are in luck. The Internet seems chock-full of them. Take a look here and here. And if you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s a company called Creative Home Engineering who will actually install one of these things for you. Amazing. Terrific. And just another of the things I’d like to see.