Ewen added a panel wall over top of the archway/entrance to our Den in order to create the foundations for a Hidden Room (hinging the central panel to swing open). Next he hung a beautifully crafted 8x4 mirror overtop of this wall and hinged it (with fantastically strong hinges) so that it swings open and closed silently to reveal the access panel. The mirror must weight 300 lbs but it doesn't make a sound when it swings open or closed... truly stunning!
Across the hall from this panel wall he hung a second 8x4 mirror (the twin of the first) to create a fantastic entry hall opposing mirror effect - and all guests are fooled. Nobody knows there's a hidden room off the entry hall unless we show it to them and they are ALWAYS amazed and how invisible and easy to access the room is.
We knew we'd need someone with skills above the norm to make something truly hidden and seamless and we were willing to take our time to find the best. ...and we couldn't be happier with the results. To our amazement, the majority of the work was done off-site and assembled in a single build day (with a second day for fine-tuning hinges etc) - this despite the fact that one wall in our home needed to be opened up and strengthened/reinforced with additional support beams.
Pictures to come most definitely. I've been experimenting but the hall is narrow enough that it's hard to do the wall justice without a wide-angle lens (and I'll be borrowing one from a friend to get that done).