22 Wickedly-Cool Hidden Rooms & Secret Passageways

Escape to another world with these real-life secret spaces.

Photo By: Jenkins Custom Homes Design+Build

Photo By: Jenkins Custom Homes Design+Build

Photo By: Jenkins Custom Homes Design+Build

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Photo By: Mark Boisclair

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Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

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Photo By: Paisley McDonald

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Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

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Bookcase Magic (Part 1)

This home’s bookcase swings open to reveal a luxurious wine tasting and storage room behind. A simple push in the right spot opens the door and, when closed, the door blends seamlessly with the bookcase wall — a nice, boozy surprise for unsuspecting guests! (See more in next slide).

Bookcase Magic (Part 2)

Past the bookcase, curved steps lead guests down into a sunken wine cellar. (See more in next slide).

Bookcase Magic (Part 3)

We wouldn't mind spending an afternoon in this Old World-style tasting room!

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Surprise Pantry

What looks like just another wall of cabinets and drawers actually opens to reveal this home’s pantry. But that's not all, this clutter-free kitchen also features a hidden ice-maker, freezer and fridge.

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Bunk Bed Hangout (Part 1)

Playful and inventive, these rustic bunks provide a fun, relaxed environment for young occupants. But that’s not at all! There’s a secret loft hidden behind this cozy space. (See more in next slide.)

Bunk Bed Hangout (Part 2)

Climb the industrial ladder in the center of the two beds to discover a fun retreat perfect for doing homework or just relaxing.

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Pint-Sized Hideaway

This cozy hideout designed by Annie Fitzgerald and Maria von Hartz of Von Fitz Design makes use of empty space beneath the stairwell to give kids a fun, cozy place to relax and explore.

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Powder Room Perfection

By tucking extra towels and other bathroom essentials behind a secret door, designer Stefani Stein kept this small powder room free from clutter.

Equipment Closet

This fitness-focused basement has all the essentials for a home gym, including a secret storage area. Open this gym’s equipment bookcase to find a concealed closet space.

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Covert Game Room (Part 1)

Don’t let this bookcase fool you — it actually doubles as an entryway to a secret gaming space. (See more in next slide.)

Covert Game Room (Part 2)

When the shelving unit is opened, a colorful and modern virtual reality room is revealed. (See more in next slide.)

Covert Game Room (Part 3)

This hidden gem is stocked full of top-of-the-line gaming systems and fun for everyone. There’s even a space for snacks!

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Disguised Master Bedroom

To maximize the space in this modern apartment, architect Lauren Rubin disguised the master bedroom entrance with wood paneling. The sleek panels provide ideal flow for a hidden door to blend in without disturbing the visual continuity like a standard door would.

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Murals + Murphy Beds (Part 1)

A custom mural disguises an extra sleeping area in this coastal home's media room. Painted by theatrical painter Jillian Mitchell, the seashore-inspired art provides one-of-a-kind decor to the house. (See more in next slide).

Murals + Murphy Beds (Part 2)

Pull down the small ladder to reveal a Murphy-style bunk bed that easily folds back up when not in use.

SEE MORE: Media Room Pictures From Blog Cabin 2013

Out of Sight

Entering a room through a hidden door can be magical and exciting — even if it’s just to do laundry. A pantry shelving unit doubles as the entrance to the laundry room in this Jenkins Custom Homes design.

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Double the Play (Part 1)

A cozy, playful seating area and fluorescent accents add youth and excitement to this little girl’s playroom. To the unsuspecting eye, nothing looks out of the ordinary... (See more in next slide.)

Double the Play (Part 2)

But with a pull of the bookcase, another room is revealed. (See more in next slide.)

Double the Play (Part 3)

Adorned with a chalkboard wall, creativity and enjoyment are sure to flow in this extra playroom.

Double the Play (Part 4)

Adorned with a chalkboard wall, creativity and enjoyment are sure to flow in this extra playroom.

More Than a Closet (Part 1)

What looks like an unassuming closet door actually hides an oh-so-interesting surprise. (See more in next slide.)

More Than a Closet (Part 2)

Robert Stuart Interiors transformed the underutilized closet into a bar by lining it with faux crock wallpaper, adding built-in drawers and finishing it all off with gorgeous shelf lighting.

Trapdoor Wine Cellar

With a push of a button, a trapdoor system glides open to reveal a secret staircase leading to a million dollar wine cellar below this home’s living room. Fully stocked with high-end vino and a view of the pool from underground, this secret room is truly magical.

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Tucked-Away Loft (Part 1)

A wooden ladder leads to a cool, secluded sleeping loft above the main living area of this Wyoming farmhouse. (See more in next slide).

Tucked-Away Loft (Part 2)

The small, cozy loft provides extra sleep space for kids or adventurous adults.

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Sliding Bookcase

The bookcase in DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2014 slides to separate the master bedroom from the living area while also providing display space for family photos and memorabilia.

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More Room for Fun

Who needs sleep with all the toys and gadgets in this playroom? When the kiddos do tire, uncover a submerged bed under the flooring. When closed, there’s plenty of space to play for hours and hours.

Secret Door Bookcase

Disguised as a library wall, this home office designed by Mark Dutka of InHouse Design contains a portal to a guest room that no one has to know about.

Behind the Velvet Curtain

Behind these velvet drapes lies a regal home movie theater. When the curtains are drawn, the theater becomes a private and secluded space to step away from reality for a few hours.

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Barn Door Surprise (Part 1)

Sawhorse Design and Build created this modern basement with a sliding barn door wall system. Before the door is opened, the wall looks like a functional storage space ideal for board games or other basement entertainment. (See more in next slide).

Barn Door Surprise (Part 2)

Slide open the barn door to reveal a room behind as well as a fold-down Murphy bar in the wall itself, accessible from the space behind. (See more in next slide).

Barn Door Surprise (Part 3)

The wall-unit folds downs to reveal a fully-stocked wet bar.

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Secret Storage

A rollaway unit blocks the space under this home’s stairwell to conceal muddy shoes, holiday decorations and more. No one will ever have to know where your junk (or treasure) is hidden.

Office Wet Bar

Work got you down? This Craftsman-style home office comes equipped with an inconspicuous wet bar hidden behind a wood-paneled door that matches the walls.

Castle Under the Stairs

Beneath the basement stairs, a castle-themed curtain unveils a kid-friendly fort built for royalty.

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