Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.
This hidden door bookcase leads from an office to the guest quarters in a private home in Alameda, Calif. Designed by Mark Dutka of InHouse Design Studio, it’s made of rift oak with a natural finish, and is just one part of a highly complex design which covers every inch of the room’s walls. It was quite the challenge, but Dutka's specialty is the design of custom cabinetry solutions for specialized residential environments. Our question is, what’s the secret password?
Directly off the guest room which doubles as a media room, rests a small powder room that converts into a full bath. Just like in the kitchen, the less attractive, but still necessary, features of the space are hidden. This time, a shower is hidden behind a custom Walnut door. This powder room and its secret shower give guests their own little en-suite when they visit this Boston Penthouse.