Bacon Jacobs came up with an idea of building a secret smoke lounge in his home, and the result was ultimate. To make it more brain-scratching, he hid it before a bookshelf. And of course, the door to the secret gem of a room opens from a secret latch.
Bacon describes the architecture of the hidden cigar lounge: I built this bookcase entirely from raw materials to fit the old door opening to the coal chute room. The bookcase is attached to a frame of the same 3/4″ poplar I made the bookcase out of. The door frame was tediously shimmed to be perfectly level with a laser before being screwed down securely to the wall stud with about 24 screws. The top frame was done the same way, but horizontally and to leave the correct spacing on top of the bookcase.
This is the kind of place you'd find Sherlock Holmes relax after untangling a tough case.