Gast Architects
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San Francisco Shingle Style traditional hall

San Francisco Shingle Style

Photography: Stephen Fridge, Margot Hartford, Randy O'Rourke

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jelloooo wrote:
What? - Why in the world would a person want that much books I mean COME ON but cool Written by a kid
   Comment   February 17, 2013
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Claire McDaniel
I wish there was a photo of what's on the other side of the bookcase door. I want to know where those stairs are leading to.
November 11, 2013 at 8:50am   
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more books
February 20, 2014 at 5:26pm   
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rrpollack wrote:
What hardware is used?
   Comment   January 19, 2011
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On youtube there is a video using Sugatsone 3way adjustable hinges. Also makes such bookcase doors.
March 7, 2011 at 7:58am     
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Lady Falconer
thanks everyone.
April 24, 2012 at 2:09am   
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dwindblad wrote:
What type of hinge hardware will support this weight
     Comment   December 14, 2013
Kathy Standridge wrote:
How do you hide the hinges to the door/book shelf?
   Comment   October 30, 2013
pbreinha wrote:
I had a bed behind bookcase 1969 in my first apartment in Monclair , NJ
   Comment   February 13, 2013

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Margaret Everton added this to Book Nooks--Get The Look
Reminiscent of du Maurier and Agatha Christie and mysterious English manors in general, this added swinging doorway segments this area and adds extra book storage.
Becky Harris added this to Seven Sneaky Storage Solutions
Bonus: A bookcase that doubles as a secret door. I want one of these!Tell us: Have you found some sneaky storage space somewhere in your home? Let us know in the Comments!
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Living George Jetson Style
Every high-tech home needs a hidden stairway...has to be mandatory in my book! :)
This photo had us all seriously craving our own secret passage.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It...
Every good decorating spy needs a quick escape route. really thought those were just bookshelves? Silly Spy! It's back to Spy Class 101 for you! What items have you placed in the witness protection program in your home? In mine, all the remotes are hidden away inside what sneakily appears to be a chess box. Please share your home design and decorating "clues!" :-)
Lily Gahagan added this to Secret Passages and Hidden Spots
I like to think that up those stairs is a comfy armchair, just right for escaping with a good book.
2. A secret passageway. What could be more fun than a secret passageway? This one provides extra book storage for a bibliophile and gives hidden access to a stairway. You could even take it a step or 10 further and add a panic room.More Secret Passageways and Nooks

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Secret library
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hidden loft stairs
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Great idea to hide stairs
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April 13, 2014
stairs to the attic
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April 10, 2014
Back of office
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Basement cover laundry room door B
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hides entire attic
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Hidden door bookshelf
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The hidden Staircase behind Bookcase
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secret room
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*Heavy Breathing* I'd actually be surrounded and hidden by books
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bookshelf door into study/office
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back hall doorway up to study area?
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Shop storage area doors
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Secret Door!!
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Hidden shelves
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Doorway to the third floor.
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Hidden stairs
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secret passage in library
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concealed entry
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Almost exactly what I want
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Secret door bookcase
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neat idea
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February 25, 2014
Like this hidden door for security.
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February 23, 2014
bibliotheque mobile qui sauv beaucoup d'espécace
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Secret passageway
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February 17, 2014
I love it, and wonder where the stairs lead to...
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February 13, 2014
its hidden!
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February 11, 2014
Exactly what I am looking for in the entrance to the bonus room.
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puerta librero que daría a mi espacio u oficina
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Awesome for attic stairs.
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Door sliding
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Secret door. Prefer dark wood colors
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Bookcase hidden door
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hidden stair case. may want stair case off mud room.
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Door hinge into room not out.
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Hidden Bookcase Stairway Door
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hidden bookshelves
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Doors that serve a dual purpose. Hidden room.
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Doors that serve a dual purpose. Hidden room.
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secret staircase?
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Secret door
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Staircase to loft behind bookcase??????
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Hidden door. Put outlet in front of opening side as well that functions.
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Secret opening bookcase.
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swinging bookcase
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perhaps study can be in attic
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Books! Secret Rooms! Secret *Staircases*!!!!
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book shelves
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great idea for the 3rd floor stairs!
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January 4, 2014
love but how do you keep the stuff from falling of the shelf
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Love the open out doors!
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Hidden door
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Stairs up to attic
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secret stairway
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Bookcase Doorway
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Very cool hidden door
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an ideal way to access the attic
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can use to hide the stair to the basement which can be turned into a mancave type area
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More books!
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safe room
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Attic entrance staircase
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Another peek into a hallway library
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open out
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Like this hidden door for security.
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the idea
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Hidden door/bookcase leading to humidor and wine room
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book case door? one on each side of fireplace?
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Hidden bookcase
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Like this hidden door for security.
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Love the idea of the hidden stairway to the 2nd floor, good for security. Love bookcase along side of stairs.
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door usage
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I've always wanted a mystery house with all sorts of hidden nooks and crannies, including a magical bookcase that leads to a hidden room. :)
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Door to the loft
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bookcase door
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want secret rooms
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Love it
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hidden room
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Bookshelf door!
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hidden doorway
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Bookcases Moving
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For attic stairway?
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November 12, 2013
idea for the entrance; if we change the stair landing and build a wall on the side of the basement it could be a bookcase that opens too...
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porte bibliothèque
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bookshelf into attic storage
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Hidden door
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Kast /draaikast
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hidden door, get kit from
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hidden stairs
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"Secret" staircase to the very fun!
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Hidden book loft escape perhaps
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hidden possibilities
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Hidden wall
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A secret passageway...cue spooky music, lol.
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Love the hidden staircase
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hidden door
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Book storage. Idea for securing bottom floor access to main floor. :)
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secret bookcase
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Eric secret passage
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entrance to celler
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Secret door
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behind the library.where we keep a safe as well
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hidden door for lounge
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secret door
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bookcase hiding attic stairs, hinge info
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Eliminating a doorway. Perfect
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Secret Compartment
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Secret passage 2
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Hidden area behind stairs
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Hidden stairs with an abundance of books.
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Cool idea
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hidden doors
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pantry behind bookshelves
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Stairs behind bookshelf
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wowzers again!
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Hidden stairs
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Like the secret door
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Hidden stair
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hidden staircase to attic
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hidden staircase
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shelves within a door
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swinging bookcase
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hidden door for living room into master?
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bookcase that opens to space behind it in Evan's room in basement
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Could this hide stairs to the attic? On youtube there is a video using Sugatsone 3way adjustable hinges. Also makes such bookcase doors.
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Hidden Door
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Very close to what I want
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secret passage / bookcase - attic
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Hidden door
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