The New York Times is running a story about the growing popularity of installing a
secret room into houses. I’ve always wanted a secret hideaway room that has the bat computer and a map printed on the floor.
“â€œMost people donâ€™t even recognize that itâ€™s there,â€ said her father, Eric Beghou, who owns a consulting company with his wife, Beth. â€œWhen the home inspector came by to examine the house, our builder shut the bookcase, hiding the room. The inspector went up and down the stairs a couple times â€” he knew that something was unusual â€” but he couldnâ€™t figure out what was there.â€
Soon, however, inspectors and other guests may get wise to hidden rooms like the Beghousâ€™. Although hard data is not available, architects report an increase over the last five years in the number of clients installing concealed rooms.”