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Vegas' Most Baffling Listing Boasts Underground 'Backyard'
Yahoo Homes ^ | 5/16/13 | Amy Schellenbaum

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by Kartographer

The home was built by Avon cosmetics executive Girard Henderson, who, in the late '60s, decided to construct an entire second home as underground nuclear fallout shelter "designed to withstand virtually any disaster and protect against almost any intruder," the L.A. Times reported in 1996, when the 16,936-square-foot manse was on the market for a whopping $8M. Perched beneath what was once a caretaker's house on gated property, the bunker has its own generator and fuel tank, and can supposedly sustain life for a year. There's even a guest cabana—because obviously people would visit you down there—and a grill outfitted to send smoke up and out through the trunk of a fake tree.

(Excerpt) Read more at homes.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: avon; nv; preparedness; preppers; vegas
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1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by Kartographer
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More pictures here:

http://curbed.com/archives/2013/05/16/vegas-most-baffling-listing-boasts-underground-backyard.php


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Obama’s Casa Nevadica?


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:31:27 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:31:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Ding, dong...


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Kartographer

No accounting for taste....(S)


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:32:42 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: KC_Lion

New Vegas Ping!

Veronica’s Brotherhood Bunker found!


7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:34:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: illiac

I can hear my wife now when she would first she the kitchen! AYEEEEEEEE! That’s UGLY!


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:34:06 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Pretty gaudy-looking place, IMO. The plastic flowers and landscape are a nice touch. LOL.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:35:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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Well,... it *was* an Avon exec...


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: carriage_hill

I wonder how hard it would be to use fiber-optics to ‘pipe sun light down?


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:38:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I think that was the laundry room.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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Wow. That would have been a seriously swanky bomb shelter in the 60s.

Groovy.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Kartographer

Welcome to "Topeka."

14 posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:44 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: illiac

I would like a minuteman bunker.

But only with the live missiles.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Kartographer

The pink has got to go.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 2:43:43 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Kartographer

I would convert it into an underground gun range.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 2:44:53 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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What a POS.

I would tear out all that old laminate crap and at the very minimum would have painted tromp Loeil on the ceiling of the backyard. Which is at least four feet to low. Need 18’ ceilings to feel like you are bringing outdoor in.

With LED’s you could light it up real nice.

But, the atrocious appointments in the house would have to go.

Very Gauche, Very old time Vegas.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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lol amazing that I have passed this place so many times and never knew. Its about 400 yards away from our condo that we have in Vegas. We live about an hour away in Pahrump Nevada but have the condo for when we have company come, and its right down the street from it. Who would have known.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:09 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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Then you’d have to waste water on plants, soils, bugs, disease, drainage etc problems. Better to gut the whole place and start over, with $20 million or so. Another example of someone with too much money and too little knowledge. But that was the 60s, so there’s an excuse, I guess.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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