Man Shares All the Secret Hideouts He Built Into His Home in Case it Was Invaded

By: Georgia | Last updated: Nov 07, 2023

A homeowner provides a unique perspective on architectural safety through an intriguing video tour.

This digital exploration introduces viewers to a residence intricately designed with multiple hideouts for security, blending art and protection seamlessly.

The Dual-Purpose Hallway Painting

Starting the journey in a hallway, viewers are introduced to what appears as a simple painting.

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A split image with the left side showing a white door and a framed sign reading 'NOT DREW'S ROOM'. The right side displays an interior view of a secret room

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However, this artwork cleverly conceals a passageway leading to a fortified space, presenting the first layer of protection against unwanted guests while preserving the home’s charm.

Mirrors: Reflecting and Concealing

The living area of the house hosts an exceptional mirror. Behind its reflective surface lies a discreet space.

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A split image where the left side depicts a vertical rectangular mirror on a gray wall reflecting a window with white blinds, and a partial view of a skateboard. The right side provides a closer look at the mirror's edge and a blurred reflection of a hand and camera

When positioned inside, one gains a comprehensive view of the entire room, offering a strategic vantage point for monitoring any activities.

The Discrete Nature of the Mirror Hideout

To highlight its effectiveness, the homeowner shared an experience with a family member who was completely oblivious to his presence concealed within this mirror space.

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A split image showcasing two perspectives. On the left, a woman applies makeup and on the right a man hides behind the mirror she is looking into

This first-hand account underscores the hideout’s undetectable nature.

Testing the Waters With a Mock Intrusion

To validate the practicality of the hideouts, a simulated break-in was staged. In this experiment, a relative was challenged to locate the homeowner.

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Woman in pink sweater searches for man in a room, whilst he hides behind the mirror with a toy gun

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The results were telling: the strategically designed hideouts ensured that he could approach them without being detected.

The Refrigerator's Secret

An intriguing feature showcased was a clandestine space situated directly behind the refrigerator.

A split image depicting two scenes in a kitchen. On the left, a man in a dark shirt and shorts stands facing a refrigerator with its door closed. On the right, the same man has the refrigerator door open and is stepping inside it

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More than a hiding spot, it provides an advantageous point for overseeing activities in and around the fridge area.

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Validating Hideouts in Everyday Spaces

To ensure their practicality, each hideout was tested in various scenarios.

A split image with two scenes. On the left a man is filming himself pulling his mirror open. On the right the hidden room behind the mirror is revealed.

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One such test took place in the bedroom, confirming that these strategically placed spaces can remain undetected even in the most trafficked areas of the home.

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The Mobile Solution: A Camouflaged Go-Kart

For situations requiring swift movement, a novel feature was introduced: a go-kart seamlessly integrated within a bush.

A cube-shaped bush with a window and hidden door which conceals a go-kart

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This design allows for quick, covert movement across the property, particularly within the wooded sections.

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Harmonizing Nature and Security

The residence adeptly combines natural elements with security apparatus.

A split image with two scenes. On the left, a green cube covered in leaves is shown. On the right, the interior of the cube is shown, revealing a go-kart inside

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Bushes and greenery not only enhance the property’s visual appeal but also play an essential role in strategic concealment, as demonstrated in the tour.

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Commitment to Evolving Security

While the home brims with security measures, the homeowner emphasizes the significance of continuous evaluation.

A split screen image showing a hidden bedroom with a bed and chair. On the right, a hand is shown closing a secret door.

Such dedication ensures that emerging vulnerabilities are quickly identified and addressed, resulting in an ever-evolving protective environment.

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Designing With Security in Mind

Each component, from wall fixtures to furniture pieces, showcases security as a fundamental theme.

A split screen image, showing a man inside a refrigerator on the left. On the right shows his perspective from inside the refrigerator, spying on a shocked woman.

These layered hideouts not only deter potential intruders but also serve as testament to the fusion of aesthetics and protection.

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Redefining Residential Safety for the Future?

As the tour concludes, it prompts reflection: might this harmonious blend of design and security become the standard for future homes?

A split screen image showing a cube shaped bush which conceals a go-kart driving on the road

As aesthetics and protection become intertwined, such residences might become the gold standard for future architectural innovations.

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