Bookcase Door Design by DeForest Architects


Talk about living in an Agatha Christie murder mystery. Isn’t this secret bookcase door incredible? You’d never know it was there.

Built as part of a mountain retreat and getaway, it uses space in a very clever fashion. Who would think to turn a door into bookcase storage?

And when it’s closed it gives the room a lot more style than a regular door would. The lines of the wood panels on the wall are horizontal – and run with the lines in the bookcase. The whole installation is seamless and you’d never know it was there. Constructed with precision and craftsmanship, this is a clever way to conceal a door.

Think of how perfect this retreat would be for holding a murder-mystery party!



The bookcase door is flush to the wall — unless someone tipped you off, you’d never know this was a door!


More information: DeForest Architects
Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.