Hidden Door House

  • Published: 30 September 2013
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    I'm a huge fan of hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph. Come visit this house on the AIA Austin Homes tour Nov 2 & 3, 2013.
    Matt Risinger
    Risinger Homes in Austin TX

Comments • 739

  • j e
    j e  5 days back

    Great fireplace skylight! The first hidden door has a nice interior symmetry when open.

    • Fizz O
      Fizz O  2 months back

      Not secret. You can drive a truck through those gaps

      • Surprise Toy Collector
        Surprise Toy Collector  4 months back

        I feel cheated watching this old video! There was no "ON THE BUILD SHOW!" :-)

        • Bryan Adkins
          Bryan Adkins  4 months back

          3:00 ''and be totally flush when you're all done." DAD JOKE

          • NewShockerGuy
            NewShockerGuy  4 months back

            White oak treads... painted black so you don't see the nice wood...lol makes total sense.

            • Gauntletwielder
              Gauntletwielder  4 months back

              I like your videos, but nothing “hidden” about those doors. The seams stick out like a red neon sign. Would be hidden better if a large, framed artwork was on the wall. Then just push on the artwork to open it.... the frame would conceal the seams. Buy a large canvas, splash some random colors of paint on it and call it contemporary art. Lol. No need to buy real artwork for a hidden door.

              • Pfsif
                Pfsif  4 months back

                New Title: Some not-so-hidden doors.

                • Don Jones
                  Don Jones  4 months back

                  Thought I was gonna see like space age stuff, these look like 12 year old minecraft doors.

                  • Sonia Khansa
                    Sonia Khansa  4 months back

                    how thick the wall should be if we wangt to install the spring?

                    • Beatrice Brown
                      Beatrice Brown  5 months back

                      I LOVE it! Thanks for great ideas

                      • Kevin Roberts
                        Kevin Roberts  5 months back

                        Yeah if you have a friend over tell him to go inside and use the bathroom, and then sit back and watch the hilarity

                        • Bluetunder40
                          Bluetunder40  5 months back

                          Nice one Matt..

                          Q? Just bought a house unfinished basement I just want to paint it for now .. What would you recommend.. New construction, Just wanted clean it up down there & paint walls and floor ..Thanks

                          • James Greg
                            James Greg  5 months back

                            Swinging inward that way, they take up every inch of space! Where in the heck do you put your legs and feet while sitting on the toilet?? I didn't see how that first ship lap door closed itself. No handle, so....

                            • ChuckandMax
                              ChuckandMax  5 months back

                              How do you deal without door handles on those bathroom doors? And is it really a good idea to hide all of the toilets from your guests?

                              • TrumpKingsly
                                TrumpKingsly  5 months back

                                For those who really don't want guests to know that they poop.

                                • Kirk Truman
                                  Kirk Truman  5 months back

                                  Wow way cool

                                  • DoubleJ
                                    DoubleJ  5 months back

                                    I wouldn’t call these hidden doors, I would call them flush doors with very little gap and no trim. Saw them all before you mentioned it. The very first Zelda game did a better job at hiding doors back in the 80s than this, even with very crappy graphics compared to today.

                                    • Brandy Ellis
                                      Brandy Ellis  5 months back

                                      Hey it’s Matt as a baby

                                      • dlwatib
                                        dlwatib  5 months back

                                        Cut those boards at an angle so that they overlap and they will be even less visible. Nobody likes even a 1/16 or 1/8 inch gap between panels on "hidden doors".

                                        • 2A Enthusiast
                                          2A Enthusiast  5 months back

                                          The bathroom door is totally "flush"?

                                          • Bryan W
                                            Bryan W  5 months back

                                            “Totally flush when all done” ....I see what you did there at the end. Subtle Bathroom humor

                                            • doughboy1997
                                              doughboy1997  4 months back

                                              I was wondering if anyone else caught that. The funny thing is, I don’t think he even did it on purpose.

                                          • Bob P
                                            Bob P  5 months back

                                            Sorry, but the last three doors are not hidden doors. You can see all three of them.

                                            • BloodlineMedia
                                              BloodlineMedia  6 months back

                                              Homeowner needs their hard drive monitored by the authorities.

                                              • Robert Durham Jr
                                                Robert Durham Jr  7 months back

                                                I know I guess I'm freak for detail. Here in Michigan our address numbers have to be at least 1/2" thick, 3" tall, no more than 6". Lol. That is a cool door though. Be blessed Bro. Lol just pulling your chain

                                                • MrStreaty122
                                                  MrStreaty122  7 months back

                                                  "This is a 1930's remodel..." *Continues to show us the house* Uh... a remodel? Bruh if thats the case you've redefined the word remodel

                                                  • edwardpawlik
                                                    edwardpawlik  7 months back

                                                    Very nice!

                                                    • michael mooney
                                                      michael mooney  7 months back

                                                      hidden doors? nope all three are painfully obvious.

                                                      • Andrew plack
                                                        Andrew plack  8 months back

                                                        I’ve enjoyed many of your vids, keep up the good work. Having said that, it is obvious that much of your knowledge is area specific. There are many points about building made that won’t work other places. You often state that your application is site specific, I know, but I still cringe when I see some of these materials in use like mdf board, glued up studs etc.

                                                        • G F
                                                          G F  8 months back

                                                          Nice designs! It always amazes me why social media spurns so many thoughtless and bitter comments from so many?

                                                          • Kevin H
                                                            Kevin H  8 months back

                                                            Dude, I totally picked out every one of those. The seams are crap. What part of "secret door" do you not understand?????

                                                            • robert pinto
                                                              robert pinto  9 months back

                                                              They're not hidden if you can see the lines that outline the door it defeats the purpose of having a hidden door but the work did come out beautifully the remodeling and everything but those two hundred thousand views and you were wondering why people were watching those videos more than any of your other videos is because they want a secret door to their Gun Room to their Panic Room to their bunker etc etc and if you can see an outline of the door then it's really not hidden

                                                              • Alex Wirz
                                                                Alex Wirz  11 months back

                                                                Nice style

                                                                • Suhas Sundar
                                                                  Suhas Sundar  12 months back


                                                                  • 4philipp
                                                                    4philipp  12 months back

                                                                    Love hidden doors. Having the correct hardware is so important. I want to build a hidden closet space but need hinges that would hold a fully loaded bookshelf. Any recommendation for that?

                                                                  • Brian Phillips
                                                                    Brian Phillips  12 months back

                                                                    @ 3:08 - It's a good idea to flush when you're done...

                                                                    • barbara Corcoran
                                                                      barbara Corcoran  1 years back

                                                                      Why the fuck would you hide a toilet now drunk ass hoes be like it's one of those European bathrooms where You piss in the sink.

                                                                      • 2muchcensorship Liberalfools

                                                                        Sooooooo. If your showing the world are they really hidden ?

                                                                        • Driving With Jake
                                                                          Driving With Jake  1 years back

                                                                          "Oh the build show" :P

                                                                          • Choi Sukwon
                                                                            Choi Sukwon  1 years back


                                                                            • 3warsGunsmithing
                                                                              3warsGunsmithing  1 years back

                                                                              Not very hidden if you can still see the lines.

                                                                              • Patriot4TheTree
                                                                                Patriot4TheTree  1 years back

                                                                                Awesome, but what I would change, with the exception of the first one, is to make the hidden doors look hidden.

                                                                                • namulit emperor
                                                                                  namulit emperor  1 years back

                                                                                  The coolest thing here is that they made the toilet in the master bath separate, in many other examples of expensive baths the toilet bowl still stands in the middle like a throne...

                                                                                  • wild nfl
                                                                                    wild nfl  1 years back

                                                                                    Ha.. the bathroom door is totally flush when you’re done...

                                                                                    • Chewbookake Psn
                                                                                      Chewbookake Psn  1 years back

                                                                                      Could of really hidden those doors taking the cut all the way up the wall and adding kerf cuts throughout the wall.

                                                                                      • Reuben Jacques
                                                                                        Reuben Jacques  1 years back

                                                                                        I like the hidden doors, but what's up with those Picasso-looking house numbers over the front door? I hope that's temporary.

                                                                                        • kmonnier
                                                                                          kmonnier  1 years back

                                                                                          Bathroom door is "flush" lol.

                                                                                          • Chris Balch
                                                                                            Chris Balch  1 years back

                                                                                            Stairway was the only one that was remotely hidden.

                                                                                            • Brandon Welch
                                                                                              Brandon Welch  1 years back

                                                                                              What did you use to make the floors black?