The (Secret) Passage
I guess Anthony and I watched too many episodes of Scooby Doo when we were kids because we would love nothing more than a bookcase secret passage in our next house.
We’re avid readers and think this architectural detail would be so much fun. Gourmet kitchens, wine cellars, and three-car garages would be lost on us, but a swiveling bookshelf that leads to a secret room? Yes, please!
Ant has designs on a shelf that requires a certain book being pulled out to activate the door, while I’m more of a ‘hidden button in a knot of wood’ type of girl. Whatever the mechanism, we would love to have this feature in our next house. We already have a contractor lined up, now we just need to find the perfect house.
Actually, we found our dream house 15 years ago, but it’s in Danby, Vermont and poses a bit of a challenge with our daily commute. When we first saw this house it was on the market for $185,000 and in desperate need of major structural repairs. Fortunately, it was eventually purchased and has been carefully restored to its former glory. While we’re bummed that we don’t live there (yet), we’re delighted that the new owners put so much work into ‘our’ house!