Homeowners discover 'secret rooms' in old house

A couple discovered the 130-year-old home they’re renovating has three secret rooms. 

TikTokers Courtney and Matt have documented their renovation of the large home for months. One day, they received a letter in the mail from a member of the Madison family who once owned the house. The letter provided more history on the Madisons, but it also shared the location of three secret rooms. 

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We have secret rooms!?!? #secretroom #secretroomcheck #historichome #livinginhistory #hiddencompartment

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“I am the last surviving member of the Madison family who once owned the house and I grew up in it,” the letter stated.

The letter writer from Canada told them about the “secret rooms” and other things that may not have been disclosed about the home — so Courtney and Matt began their search for the hidden gems. 

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Part 2! #secretroom #secretcompartments #prohibition #hiddenbar #historichome #livinginhistory #thewatcherhouse

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The first secret room was in a downstairs fireplace. The mirror above the mantle slid open to reveal a hidden bar with bottles of wine from 1989 and 1970, along with old beer cans. 

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Part 3! #secretroomcheck #historichome #oldhousetiktok #historichomes #wegotaletter

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The second secret room was in a washroom, but it was mostly just a creepy attic space. 

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Secret Room 3??? #secretroom #hiddenrooms #mysteryletter #oldhousetiktok #thisoldhouse

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The final secret room was a dead space located in the basement, but they couldn’t quite access it because the previous owner boarded it up. It was originally a “big room and an open space.” Courtney even wondered if the space she discovered was the correct one.

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