Have you ever seen a more elegant and “cultural” approach to a door design? This bookcase is our idea of a clever secret entrance and we just had to share it further with you guys. The project is part of a dream home by DeForest Architects entitled North Lake Wenatchee Residence, a sophisticated mountain retreat in the Cascade Mountains. Among the stylish features of the house are some interesting built-in alcoves, high glass windows and a secret room.

The bookcase door is located right next to a lovely reading nook, which makes for a perfect integration within the design scheme. The wooden finishes provide a welcoming atmosphere, that of a perfect cozy refuge. This idea can be applied creatively in order to hide away a storage room or a home office. The only issue is closing the door carefully, so the books won’t fall off. [Photography: Benjamin Benschneider]