Inside the real-life panic rooms of the rich and famous:

Hidden chambers behind fireplaces, bookcases and inside a wardrobe


Deceptive: The shelves in this Billiard room can open up to allow a resident to move about the home




Peek-a-boo: The everyday person would walk by this bookcase (right) but it hides the entrance to a secret chamber hidden beneath the array of books




Valuables: What appears to be a chest of drawers is actually a hidden compartment to store a safe (right)




Narnia awaits: This engraved armoire looks like it could be straight out of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, with a door that opens at the back...possibly to enter another world




Security: This wooden bookshelf is a front for secure opening to a safe house


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Most chambers include some kind of communication system that alerts authorities in case of an emergency.

Basic projects cost start at $6,500 and take around 8 weeks to construct. -- See Creative Homes Engineering link below.

A homeowner sends measurements and a photo of a closet, bedroom or storage room that they would like to convert into a secret room and the company can construct the installation.

They boast that the passageways can be installed in minutes, as they arrive pre-hung in their own door frames so they can slide into the door openings in a person's home.
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Now you see it: The secret passages are priced starting at around $6,500 and the custom doors take around 8 weeks to manufacture




Hidden: This ornate bookshelf conceals the entrance to a hidden gun room




Collectables: Beneath this decorative stone wall is an entrance to a secret wine cellar




Unexpected: This closet opens up to reveal a secret safe hidden behind




Custom made: A secret door beneath this modern staircase can be fitted for this unusually sized closet




Secret: It appears to be a wall but a middle opening reveals a hidden passageway to another room




Concealed: For this modern home, the wall can be pushed back to reveal a secret staircase




Hollywood: In the 2002 thriller starring Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart, the actors play a mother-daughter duo who get stuck inside a panic room in their Upper West Side brownstone




Let there be light: A dark wall in this livingroom can suddenly open up and allow sunlight in




Multipurpose: Though this appears as a china cabinet, it can open up and serve as an entrance into a hidden chamber




Book lovers: This chic interior seems like a dead end, but there is more than just books as the case can be pushed upon into a secret staircase




Stone: This stone wall appears to be the end of the road but it really is just the gateway to a new room




Wait for it: This TV stand and book shelf can turn into something more




Treasures: A closet behind the shelves allows the owner to store those items they would rather not put on display




Remote: With a click of a button, this owner can maneuver her staircase to raise up and reveal a passageway




True reflection: This mirror doesn't reveal all the secrets, it's actually a secure entrance to a chamber



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