This kitchen has a secret. As you can see in the photo above, the wall of custom cupboards slides open to reveal...
...a stairway leading down to a wine cellar!
What was once considered the servant's staircase in the home's original architecture now leads down to a wine cellar. As the owners told Houzz, they didn't want to rip out the old staircase even though the second floor staircase had been covered up by a bathroom renovation. So instead they turned it into their own secret wine cellar!
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(Images: Jenn Hannotte/Hannotte Interiors via Houzz)