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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

1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

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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To: Kartographer

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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To: Kartographer

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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To: Kartographer

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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To: Kartographer

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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To: Kartographer

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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To: Disambiguator
No I am talking about the kitchen!

21 posted on 05/16/2013 2:47:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS
Does it look like this?

And is run by these people?


22 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kartographer

Looks like the set from the bomb shelter comedy ‘Blast From the Past’.

A great flick, by the way.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 2:55:01 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: KC_Lion

It’s a hole in the ground. Her family lives there.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 2:56:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC_Lion
No it's run by these people.

25 posted on 05/16/2013 2:58:23 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

What good is an underground lair if it doesn’t have a pool with sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads?


26 posted on 05/16/2013 2:58:53 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: carriage_hill

Yeah, buty you could have fread vegetables and strawberrys so forth.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Norm Lenhart

If they don’t change their ways they will die out.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 3:04:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kartographer; Norm Lenhart
Still better than this guy when he comes to Vegas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAHzsqBmCA


29 posted on 05/16/2013 3:05:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I’m sure we can take a chance on a girl with a pneumatic fist fist surviving out there in the wasteland.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 3:07:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Just give her a dress, she will be fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlaHlyrtyjA


31 posted on 05/16/2013 3:12:39 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

She looks a lot better wearing t51 Power Armor.

Guess I must be of those ‘machine fetishists’ they talk about at Nick and Ralph’s. BTW...you wouldn’t happen to have an owners manual would you?


32 posted on 05/16/2013 3:16:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Lols.

I Put her in Brotherhood Armor too. Ditto for Boone and the NCR.

No I don't have an owners manual. But I did get the Pip Boy 3 Billion!

33 posted on 05/16/2013 3:19:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kartographer

"I told everyone this movie is a documentary!"

34 posted on 05/16/2013 3:21:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: KC_Lion

No problem. I’ll just use trial and error. I guess the numbness will subside in a few minuets.


35 posted on 05/16/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kartographer

I don’t care what y’all say, that place is way cool for an underground bunker. I wouldn’t mind being stuck down there for a year or two if it came to that. It doesn’t even look claustrophobic.


36 posted on 05/16/2013 3:26:22 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

Yeh, the decor is not what I would choose, but it beats an old fashioned root cellar. I’d be happty with just a large studio apartment to hide out from tornadoes as well as a bit of radiation protection.


37 posted on 05/16/2013 4:33:10 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: jespasinthru
I wouldn’t mind being stuck down there for a year or two if it came to that.

I think it would depend on with whom one was suck! :)

38 posted on 05/16/2013 4:40:36 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: KC_Lion

Oh yeah. Man are those guys uptight or what?


39 posted on 05/16/2013 5:12:39 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS; Norm Lenhart
Oh yeah. Man are those guys uptight or what?

I would make a Joke about Veronica and the Stick up the Brotherhood of Steel's Butt.

But let's face it, you've already made it in your head. ;)

40 posted on 05/16/2013 5:20:42 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

lol.


41 posted on 05/16/2013 5:34:29 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper
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.

Oh, hell no they won't visit, if they've been out playing in the fallout!

And I wouldn't advise them to fire up the grill. If you do, the zombies will see where you are hiding.

42 posted on 05/16/2013 7:11:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

YOU RAAAAANNNNG???


43 posted on 05/16/2013 7:12:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I can smell BBQ from miles away. My hearing sucks, but if there isn't jets overhead or a strong wind, I can hear a twist of cap on a beer from 100 yards.

Then again, I'm used to running the woods and plains.

/johnny

44 posted on 05/16/2013 7:19:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING!!!

You’ve GOT to see this.


45 posted on 05/17/2013 8:44:21 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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