25 Homes that are Hiding Secrets
Every home has a unique feature but these homes have something extra special. Can you guess what secrets these homes are hiding?
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The House on the Rock
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Inside the House on the Rock
Once inside you can revel in the world of kitsch that Alex Jordan created. The house opened in 1960 and among the rooms it features is a carousel room that includes 269 carousel animals, 182 chandeliers, 20,000 lights and no horses. Other rooms include the infinity room, which walks out from the rock for a spectacular view. Discover the best hiding places in your house.
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The big secret with this house is that it has yet to be built. The internet went crazy about it two years when Open Platform for Architecture unveiled its plans for Casa Brutale, an homage to Brutalist architecture. There is, however, a plan to build the cliff home in Beirut, Lebanon. What it would be like to stand on the edge of a cliff every day is tough to say and whether it gets built could be the ultimate cliffhanger. Cleaning the windows on a place like this might be a little tricky but learn how to clean windows in your home. Photo: Courtesy of Arup
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Robnett Residence on the Ready
Robnett constructed a fallout shelter at his home and stocked it with enough food to last at least two weeks, the anticipated time it would take before it'd be safe to step outside again. He kept a map of Texas inside with the anticipated trajectory of the drift winds, which actually ran counter to the prevailing winds in the area. On top of that he kept gas masks, a shortwave radio, a Geiger counter to test radiation levels and a dosimeter to test the radiation on a person. The shelter remained untouched until a new owner brought electricity to it and cleaned it up. The items in the picture are largely original. Learn how to build a bump-out addition in your home, if you're not ready to go full-on fallout shelter. Photo: Courtesy of Ellen Lampl/Flickr
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Check the Address
The pool possibility looks real neat but where’s it located. This home sits below ground in Las Vegas and is one of two underground houses on a 1.7-acre lot. The site does have an above-ground home for those accustomed to living on street level. Learn how to finish a basement at home. Photo: Courtesy of Realtor.com
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Secrets in the Suburbs
Maybe the suburbs aren’t as boring as you thought. This home in Oregon is a real bore from the curb but once inside it’s quite regal, including its 17th Century stained glass windows. See how to add to a home's curb appeal. Plus: 50 extremely remote castles you need to see. Photo: Courtesy of Trulia
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Stained glass windows from the 1700s and knights in armor are all around the house and the home contains several pieces of art like this. Wall art doesn't need to be as striking as this, but learn how to create DIY wall art for your home. Take a peek at the British royal family's residences. Photo: Courtesy of Trulia
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The Last Home You'll Ever Need
This looks like a nice sitting room with a few TVs but it's actually inside an old missile silo in upstate New York. The listing mentions it stays around 50-55 degrees all year and is "relatively" dry. To pull off mid-century modern decor in your home, you need these 14 iconic elements. Learn affordable ways to keep a basement dry.
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The Yard's Not Bad Either
Another selling point: it's the only silo, which has functional main blast doors. Semi-functional blast doors won't cut it for today's missile silo buyer who wants protection against all kinds of nuclear attack. Add a floating shelf with a super-secret hiding spot to your living space. Get some ideas on how to finish a basement.
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Happy House Hunting
Be vewy, vewy qwiet, we're house hunting. This house might just pop out at you like a wascally wabbit. Learn what to avoid when house hunting.
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Architecturally this house is interesting from the curb but it doesn't jump out. Discover painting ideas that can add to a home's curb appeal. Photo: Courtesy of Scott Burrows
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Open Air Seating
To do so, architect William Ruhl and his associate raised the height of the main floor by extending the concrete piers. What was left below got turned into a big open air porch. Learn how to build a fire table to add to a patio for the perfect ambiance. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott/Dwell.com
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Another house in Dublin appears unassuming from the street but once inside it has some charm. Learn DIY projects you can do to add curb appeal to your home.
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Spend a Night on the Moon
Orlando Theme Homes has a five-bedroom rental house that has mammoth amenities. Each bedroom has a different theme from castaway for the king master bedroom to the moon bedroom, which is space-themed. Also, the house has its own "drive-in" theater. Get some inspiration for your man cave with these man cave ideas.
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Down in Missouri this home looks like a pretty typical American home. Nearby schools include Mark Twain Elementary and there aren't many people more American than Twain. Find out what to do to prep a home for painting.
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Behind Door No. 1
Take a step to the back yard and look at that door. That door leads to a fallout shelter a few feet below and it looks like it was stocked with some items. If bomb shelters aren't your thing, try something that might produce more relaxing thoughts like a DIY water fountain. Photo: Courtesy of Realtor.com
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Look Before you Leap
Out in Colorado, home of NORAD, there is a home that's prepared for a bomb strike with an underground bunker. The house sits on 10 acres with a riding arena for horses and a horse barn. No word on whether the bunker can hold the horses. Learn some DIY shed-building tips if you need a space to store equipment for animals. Photo: Courtesy of Realtor.com
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Originally Published: November 19, 2018