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25 Homes that are Hiding Secrets

Every home has a unique feature but these homes have something extra special. Can you guess what secrets these homes are hiding?

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The House on the RockFangirl Quest

The House on the Rock

The House on the Rock, located an hour west of Madison, Wisconsin, is many things but the first look at it doesnt give you much to go on. It is built on a rock but you cant tell that from the entrance.Learn the secret cleaning tips of the pros.Photo: Courtesy of Fangirl Quest

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Inside the House on the RockFan Girl Quest

Inside the House on the Rock

Once inside you can revel in the world of kitsch that Alex Jordan created. The house opened in 1960 and among the rooms it features is a carousel room that includes 269 carousel animals, 182 chandeliers, 20,000 lights and no horses. Other rooms include the infinity room, which walks out from the rock for a spectacular view.Discover the best hiding places in your house.

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Casa BrutaleArup

Casa Brutale

The big secret with this house is that it has yet to be built. The internet went crazy about it two years when Open Platform for Architecture unveiled its plans for Casa Brutale, an homage to Brutalist architecture. There is, however, a plan to build the cliff home in Beirut, Lebanon. What it would be like to stand on the edge of a cliff every day is tough to say and whether it gets built could be the ultimate cliffhanger.Cleaning the windows on a place like this might be a little tricky but learn how to clean windows in your home.Photo: Courtesy of Arup

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Zinc HouseIdeal Home

Zinc House

Youll never guess what this house looked like before. Some ambitious people took a Nissen hut in Essex, England and converted it into a home that features five bedrooms.Learn the secret problems a house might be hiding.Photo: Courtesy of Ideal Home

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Zinc House BeforeIdeal Home

Zinc House Before

The structure formally housed soldiers during World War I and served as a bomb shelter.Find out how to plan a successful remodeling project if you're looking to upgrade things around the house.Photo: Courtesy of Ideal Home

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Robnett ResidenceModtex/Flickr

Robnett Residence

Retired Air ForceCol. E.V. Robnett Jr. lived in this beautiful house outside of Austin, Texas until his death in 1984 and as a former military man, he prepared well.Discover the painting secrets pros keep.Photo: Courtesy of Ellen Lampl/Flickr

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Robnett Residence on the ReadyModtex/Flickr

Robnett Residence on the Ready

Robnett constructed a fallout shelter at his home and stocked it with enough food to last at least two weeks, the anticipated time it would take before it'd be safe to step outside again. He kept a map of Texas inside with the anticipated trajectory of the drift winds, which actually ran counter to the prevailing winds in the area. On top of that he kept gas masks, a shortwave radio, a Geiger counter to test radiation levels and a dosimeter to test the radiation on a person. The shelter remained untouched until a new owner brought electricity to it and cleaned it up. The items in the picture are largely original.Learn how to build a bump-out addition in your home, if you're not ready to go full-on fallout shelter.Photo: Courtesy of Ellen Lampl/Flickr

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Check the

Check the Address

The pool possibility looks real neat but wheres it located. This home sits below ground in Las Vegas and is one of two underground houses on a 1.7-acre lot. The site does have an above-ground home for those accustomed to living on street level.Learn how to finish a basement at home.Photo: Courtesy of

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Secrets in the SuburbsTrulia

Secrets in the Suburbs

Maybe the suburbs arent as boring as you thought. This home in Oregon is a real bore from the curb but once inside its quite regal, including its 17th Century stained glass windows.See how to add to a home's curb appeal. Plus: 50 extremely remote castles you need to see.Photo: Courtesy of Trulia

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Royal TreatmentTrulia

Royal Treatment

Stained glass windows from the 1700s and knights in armor are all around the house and the home contains several pieces of art like this. Wall art doesn't need to be as striking as this, but learn how to create DIY wall art for your home. Take a peek at the British royal family's residences.Photo: Courtesy of Trulia

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The Last Home You'll Ever NeedZillow

The Last Home You'll Ever Need

This looks like a nice sitting room with a few TVs but it's actually inside an old missile silo in upstate New York. The listing mentions it stays around 50-55 degrees all year and is "relatively" dry. To pull off mid-century modern decor in your home,you need these 14 iconic elements. Learn affordable ways to keep a basement dry.

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The Yard's Not Bad EitherZillow

The Yard's Not Bad Either

Another selling point: it's the only silo, which has functional main blast doors. Semi-functional blast doors won't cut it for today's missile silo buyer who wants protection against all kinds of nuclear attack. Add a floating shelf with a super-secret hiding spot to your living space. Get some ideas on how to finish a basement.

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Happy House HuntingBCARC

Happy House Hunting

Be vewy, vewy qwiet, we're house hunting. This house might just pop out at you like a wascally wabbit.Learn what to avoid when house hunting.

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A Real Green HouseBCARC

A Real Green House

This home, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, is based on Native American pit houses, which used thermal heating with their design.Learn all about geothermal heating.

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Modern MasterpieceDesign-Milk

Modern Masterpiece

Architecturally this house is interesting from the curb but it doesn't jump out.Discover painting ideas that can add to a home's curb appeal.Photo: Courtesy of Scott Burrows

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Minimalism Looks BigDesign-Milk

Minimalism Looks Big

Just take a peak inside. The modernist minimalist look achieves big things inside.Find out how to downsize to make a home look bigger.Photo: Courtesy ofScott Burrows

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Small House with Lots of LightSmall House Bliss

Small House with Lots of Light

This home designed by ALTS Design office came up with a 768-square foot home that basks in natural light, courtesy of some clerestory windows.Find out how to install a window.Photo: Courtesy of Small House Bliss

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Let the Light inSmall House Bliss

Let the Light in

The light pours through this home with windows on either side, utilizing natural light for brightness and warmth.Learn some tips on how to make a room feel bigger.Photo: Courtesy of Small House Bliss

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Awesome ArtDwell

Awesome Art

This home out in Marfa, Texas is just 1,200-square feet but it's got some of the coolest pop art prints, including a print reproduction of Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" portrait.Check out other amazing homes on the tiny side.Photo: Courtesy ofChristopher Sturman/

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Art Gallery FeelDwell

Art Gallery Feel

The 15-foot ceiling gives it all room to breathe and the white interior make it feel like a gallery.Find out what recessed lighting can do for a home in creating a dramatic look.Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Sturman/

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Palatial PatioDwell

Palatial Patio

When this home in Massachusetts got built it needed to be above flood level along the coast.Find out how to build a stone patio on your own.Photo: Courtesy ofMichael Graydon and Nikole Herriott/

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Open Air SeatingDwell

Open Air Seating

To do so, architect William Ruhl and his associate raised the height of the main floor by extending the concrete piers. What was left below got turned into a big open air porch.Learn how to build a fire table to add to a patio for the perfect ambiance.Photo: Courtesy ofMichael Graydon and Nikole Herriott/

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Cute but WaitGoogle Earth

Cute but Wait

It looks like a cute little cottage from the curb. But wait.Find the best tiny homes for after retirement.Photo: Courtesy of Google Earth

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Priceless ViewMy Home

Priceless View

Check. Out. The. View. This house in Dalkey, Ireland, is pretty pricey but a view like that will be priceless.Find out how to install a bow window.Photo: Courtesy of My Home

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Fun-filled SecretsPhoto: Courtesy of Savills

Fun-filled Secrets

Another house in Dublin appears unassuming from the street but once inside it has some charm.Learn DIY projects you can do to add curb appeal to your home.

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Pick Your GameSavills

Pick Your Game

Whether your game is pool or table tennis, the sporting interior of this home provides a delightful secret.Check out some awesome ideas for game rooms.Photo: Courtesy of Savills

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Choose Your Own AdventureOrlando Theme Homes

Choose Your Own Adventure

Just a two-car garage? Think again.Check out these tips to get a garage organized.Photo: Courtesy of Orlando Theme Homes

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Spend a Night on the MoonOrlando Theme Homes

Spend a Night on the Moon

Orlando Theme Homes has a five-bedroom rental house that has mammoth amenities. Each bedroom has a different theme from castaway for the king master bedroom to the moon bedroom, which is space-themed. Also, the house has its own "drive-in" theater.Get some inspiration for your man cave with these man cave ideas.

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Dont Let the Door Fool YouDBSIR

Dont Let the Door Fool You

This is a nearly $3 million house in New Orleans. No, really, it is.Find out how to replace an exterior door.Photo: Courtesy of DBSIR

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Now You SeeDBSIR

Now You See

Oh, maybe thats why it's so valuable.Discover inexpensive kitchen remodeling projects that will make a kitchen shine.Photo: Courtesy of DBSIR

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Looks Good but Whats InsideDBSIR

Looks Good but Whats Inside

It doesn't look big but this house in New Orleans has nine, yes, nine bedrooms and nine baths.With that many bathrooms, find out how to clean bathrooms faster.Photo: Courtesy of DBSIR

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Amazing InteriorDBSIR

Amazing Interior

There's also a six-person sauna and a wine room. Check out the amazing dcor and chandelier.Learn how to hang a light fixture at home.Photo: Courtesy of DBSIR

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American Home

Down in Missouri this home looks like a pretty typical American home. Nearby schools include Mark Twain Elementary and there aren't many people more American than Twain.Find out what to do to prep a home for painting.

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Behind Door No.

Behind Door No. 1

Take a step to the back yard and look at that door. That door leads to a fallout shelter a few feet below and it looks like it was stocked with some items.If bomb shelters aren't your thing, try something that might produce more relaxing thoughts like a DIY water fountain.Photo: Courtesy of

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Part of the LandscapeBeautiful Life

Part of the Landscape

The Iso Syte Hotel in Finland has a cabin for guests that allows them to stay close to nature, maybe a little too close for some.Check out these amazing DIY cabin projects.Photo: Courtesy of Beautiful Life

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Nature's TouchBeautiful Life

Nature's Touch

The remnants of a tree sprawl across the cabin and the natural wood work stands out.If you like the rustic look of wood, check out how to build a rustic barn door.Photo: Courtesy of Beautiful Life

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Take Me to the

Take Me to the Bar

This rural home in upstate New York looks like it's in a pretty quiet place but underground it might be home to one of the coolest speakeasies.Check out 15 of the coolest home bar ideas.Photo: Courtesy of

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Bomb of a Bar

Bomb of a Bar

At one time the owner of the home built a bomb shelter and then later down the road it turned into a bar filled with items from about the time the bunker would've been built.Learn how to build a bar of your own.Photo: Courtesy of

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Look Before you

Look Before you Leap

Out in Colorado, home of NORAD, there is a home that's prepared for a bomb strike with an underground bunker.The house sits on 10 acres with a riding arena for horses and a horse barn. No word on whether the bunker can hold the horses.Learn some DIY shed-building tips if you need a space to store equipment for animals.Photo: Courtesy of

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Poolside ConvenienceZillow

Poolside Convenience

This pleasant looking home with a three-car carport seems pretty nonchalant in California.Add more garage space with a bump-out addition.Photo: Courtesy of Zillow

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Mundane but

Mundane but Prepared

The outside of this California home doesn't scream excitement until you reach the backyard.Find out how to clean brick, if you've got a brick exterior.Photo: Courtesy of

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Backyard Bomb

Backyard Bomb Shelter

The backyard features a pool, and oh, yeah, a bomb shelter.Learn the safety tips you need to know if you have a pool.Photo: Courtesy of