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

By: Georgia | Last updated: Mar 21, 2024

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.