Woman discovers an entire apartment behind her bathroom mirror

Adelicia Caree

Inside the eerie home hidden within a home In New York City, space comes at a premium, and most residents can only dream of finding extra square footage in their homes. However, one unsuspecting tenant got rather more than she bargained for when she unearthed a secret apartment hiding […]


In New York City, space comes at a premium, and most residents can only dream of finding extra square footage in their homes. However, one unsuspecting tenant got rather more than she bargained for when she unearthed a secret apartment hiding behind the mirror in her bathroom. The eeriest domestic discovery we’ve seen to date, click or scroll on to see her unsettling find…



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To the shock of Samantha and her two roommates, the mirror lifted away from the wall to reveal a gaping hole in the studwork. At first, they assumed the space was just a void for electrical wiring, but on closer inspection, they got a hair-raising surprise…



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Inside, she found a discarded porcelain toilet, along with trash bags of belongings and debris littering the stripped rooms, almost as though the apartment was abandoned in the middle of a renovation. The windows had been left open, which accounted for the draft in Samantha’s bathroom. Most unnerving of all, however, was the water bottle balanced on the staircase balustrade: “Okay, so there’s signs of life”, Samantha whispers in one video.



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At the mere touch of a button, the ballroom floor turns into a fabulous swimming pool, taking just six minutes to complete the transformation. The floor can even be adjusted to different depths, making it ideal for less experienced swimmers or young children.



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But that’s not all. In addition to the opulent amenities you’d expect from a property of this stature, including a library, custom kitchen and wine cellar, the mansion also has a hidden full-sized bowling alley. The soundproofed room is perfect for entertaining and hosting top-secret parties.



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Tucked away downstairs is the party mansion’s pièce de résistance – a sensational indoor beach. Complete with underfloor heating, it contains 88lbs of sand, a bar, pool table and stage, not to mention a tropical fish tank, secret cinema room and wine cellar wall.



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Set into the smart herringbone wood floor of this modern kitchen, there’s a tell-tale outline that leads to a secret all wine-lovers will enjoy. For anyone sat on a bar stool in this sociable space, the clue is right under their nose…



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Known as Alton Manor, this five-bedroom, 11,500-square-foot French Colonial mansion in New Jersey, has no end of wow-factor amenities. Offering a 42-seater party bar and a state-of-the-art soundproof movie theater, there’s another fun secret lurking underground.



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When a handsome but apparently ordinary four-bedroom house went on the market in Tacoma, Washington, home-hunters were in for a big surprise. In addition to the large rooms, grand staircase and big open fireplaces, the house had a secret lurking behind one of the many custom bookcases dotted throughout the house…



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This room may look innocuous, but swinging open the bookcase reveals a fully-stocked wine cellar. Just imagine warming yourself by the fire, before fetching a bottle of perfectly temperate wine to enjoy with a good book.



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Sitting below ground level is the home’s spy-worthy range for shooting and target archery practice. The space has been clad in a tough textured metal and is completely soundproof – perfect for a budding 007 to hone their craft.



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The perfect space to hole up in, it was built in 1979 for a prepper. The concrete and steel-reinforced subterranean space contains a cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom house kitted out with all mod cons, as well as a snug guesthouse and even a swimming pool.



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Inspired by the Acropolis of Athens, this 36,000-square-foot Greek Revival mansion in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, has a total of eight bedrooms and nine-and-a-half bathrooms. It boasts everything from a home cinema and bowling alley to an infinity pool and infrared sauna. The property also has state-of-the-art security features and is located within a gated community that’s patrolled 24 hours a day



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This remarkable Tudor Revival property, which is charmingly named the Goodkind Residence, is a Minnesota icon and has several secret spaces concealed inside. The storybook house has nine bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms framed by wonderful wood-paneled walls and beamed ceilings, however, there are a few less regal spaces you might not notice at first glance…



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Several hidden rooms are accessed through moving bookcases, offering the perfect place to hide out in the event of an emergency. There’s also a safe built into the wall panels, as well as a genuine 1950s fortified bomb shelter built under the property.



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This rather normal-looking bookcase is actually much more than meets the eye. Just like a scene from a classic spy movie, the bookcase splits in two and slides open to reveal something wholly unexpected…



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… a small speakeasy! The fully-motorized doors with dual high-strength magnetic locks slide open to reveal a fully-stocked, neon-lit bar. It’s the only place we would want to be in an emergency.



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This stylish loft in the Nolita neighborhood in New York has over 4,000 square feet of space, two bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a bespoke chef’s kitchen. However, all is not as it appears – especially when it comes to the seemingly normal bookcase at the back of the room…



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Incredibly, the bookcase opens to reveal a secret mirrored retreat – a luxe cocktail lounge no less. The louche clandestine space resembles a VIP room in a nightclub with its gold finishes, dancing pole and fancy furnishings. Martini, anyone?



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Traditionally furnished, this regal billiard room looks like the perfect sophisticated space to entertain guests, yet inside the games den lies a clandestine alcove. Can you spot where it is?



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