|If you’re in the market for a Batcave – or just a place to hide your stamp collection – Steve Humble of Creative Home Engineering should be your next call.
You might think such features are the stuff of gothic fiction, but the art of concealment is alive and well in Britain.
5/14/2006You see, Kathy and her husband are feeling like little kids again now that they have committed to having Creative Home Engineering of Arizona come into their home and create the secret passageway of their dreams.
The Oakland Tribune
1/20/2007…just tell ‘em what you want, and they’ll ship it to be installed by your local handyman…
Building Products Magazine – Top 100 Edition
Spring 2009Just Like the Movies
Pleasure Scene Magazine
Winter 2007Creative Home Engineering helps you live out those childhood daydreams by building secret passageways into your home.
No longer the stuff of your imagination, English castles, or medieval monasteries, a hidden passageway could appear in your future, thanks to Steve Humble’s Phoenix-based company, Creative Home Engineering.
Land Rover Lifestyle
Areas can also be accessed using controls such as fingerprint readers, iris scanners, and voice recognition. Other security options include Kevlar coated doors and pin-hole camera surveillance.
Custom Home Mag
Humble says his clientele is evenly split between those who plan to use their hidden rooms for security and those who simply think they’re fun.
Phoenix Business Journal
Creative Home Engineering is making waves in the home design market with their incredible Hidden Passageways.
Allt Om Vetenskap (Sweden)
Creative Home Engineering transforms extra space into everything from children’s playrooms to vaults and panic rooms…
…Always at the highest level and always with the best materials.
Uptrend Magazine (Germany)
|Last month Mr. Humble installed a pair of hidden doors in a house in a town north of Sioux Falls, S.D., for ABC’s ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Whether it’s for home security or people’s images of living like James Bond, it seems to be something people respond to.
The New York Times
I take my son and his five kids into the outer room and ask them: “Do you want me to make daddy disappear?” Then he slips through the door while their backs are turned and they think it’s magic.
10/27/2007“I thought, ‘I’m not so eccentric that I’m the only person in the world who would want this.” Humble was right.
Angie’s List Magazine
1/12009My friends tease us and say, “It’s not a secret anymore, you show it to everyone,” says Kircher. “It’s really a novelty.”
East Valley Tribune
3/10/2007He had one client who swore him to complete secrecy, and requested that he only work when no other contractors were in the house.
Fall 2007Well, nothing says “haunted house” quite like a custom-made secret passage.
Illustrated Current News
10/1/2008…if the mood takes you, then you too can have hidden corridors and secret switches in your home.
NBR Magazine (New Zealand)
Secret passages and rooms have been a part of both historical security as well as fuel for the imagination of mystery and fantasy lovers everywhere.
Every James Bond fan has wished more than once that he too could reveal a hidden martini lounge or a diamond packed safe at the twist of a candlestick.
DC Modern Luxury
Our business is founded on [the idea that you can create] whatever you’ve seen in a movie
Financial Times – Deutschland (Germany)
Focus Magazine (Portugal)
Maison D’aujourd’hui (France)
La Vie Financiere (France)
(Creative Home Engineering) makes doors with a craftsman’s eye to detail
Western Art & Architecture
The premier manufacturer of secret passages and hidden rooms.
AOL (Housing Watch)
Creative Home Engineering can create a room that’s virtually seamless.
Who to call for a hidden stairway – or a personal crypt.
They are often built for security reasons, as panic rooms to provide safety for people and vault rooms used to protect valuables
When Bruce Wayne decided to install the Batcave, Alfred undoubtedly called Steven Humble.
Metro (New York)
12/6/2006Now you too can add a swiveling fireplace, rising staircase, or false bookcase (from $10,000, hiddenpassageway.com) to your pad.
PlayboyThe best designs have both of those traits, so that’s why we were really excited when we stumbled across HiddenPassageway.com
10/27/2008When it comes to hooking up a hidden door in your crib, you essentially have three options: you can build one yourself, you can purchase a premade revolving bookcase from an ordinary wood-working company, or you can opt for a precision hiding system from Creative Home Engineering.
4/28/2008Humble speaks of his projects with the enthusiasm of a kid at play.
Pensacola Home & GardenCreative Home Engineering retrofits homes with hidden passages, secret stairs and candlestick levers. (Bat cave not included)
12/1/2006Just imagine, one tug on that old pewter candlestick on the mantelpiece and the whole fireplace swivels to reveal your secret laboratory.
The Britain Independent
Their custom hideaways include basement-bound slides and rotating fireplaces… It would also be useful in escaping dull dinner guests.
A safe room, a secluded work space, a love dungeon – what hides behind the spinning door is limited only by your imagination.
Though the company was inspired by secret passageways and specializes in constructing them, the underlying trademark of Creative Home Engineering is that they can build just about any concealment you can dream up.
Whether to safeguard valuables, conceal occupants from intruders, obscure unsightly spaces or just have plain old fun, homes with hidden rooms and passageways stand out from the pack.
Creative Home Engineering – Makers of the best secret passages
Interesting Times Magazine (Sweden)