Skip to comments.Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)
Posted on 09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Survive the apocalypse in style: Home that boasts a luxury bunker 26 feet underground with fake grass and simulated night and day
House constructed in 1970s underground with three bedrooms and a 'fake' outdoors
'Outside' landscaping consists of trees, grass, rocks, a pool and even scenery with rolling hills and meadows in the distance
House for sale for $1.7 million after it fell into forclosure
From the street, number 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road looks like any other American home.
It's what lies beneath that would pique your interest.
During the Cold War, there was a time when some paranoid (or maybe just careful) Americans decided to construct underground nuclear bunkers.
In a scene reminiscent of the 1999 film 'Blast from the Past' where a family lives in a fallout shelter for 35 years, a family home has just come on the market for $1.7 million dollars.
The only difference with this home is that it has a 15,200 sq ft basement underground.
The house was built in 1978 to withstand a nuclear blast by wealthy businessman, Girard 'Jerry' B. Henderson.
Hidden from view: The subterranean Las Vegas home at 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road boasts a 15,200-square-foot basement beneath a two story home above ground.
Home within a home: The two-bedroom, three-bathroom house is buried 26 feet underground, underneath a typical suburban two-story house in Las Vegas.
What lies beneath: It was built in the 1970s to give people a place to safely retreat if the Soviets wiped out humanity with a nuclear missile strike.
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Yes we’re gonna have a wingding
A summer smoker underground
It’s just a dugout that my dad built
In case the reds decide to push the button down
We’ve got provisions and lots of beer
The key word is survival on the new frontier
Even a fireplace.
It’s hideous! The house and the bunker.
I’d buy it but I have trouble vacuuming and dusting my modest 1200 sq. ft. condo...........Does it come with a maid?
Really nice and the key I think is being well lit. The bright lights simulate outdoors and you can see clearly and brightly.
Now, what happens down there if the power goes out? Say, I dunno, a massive nuclear strike on Las Vegas, Nellis AFB, the Hoover dam, etc, etc?
How would I tell by feel that the plastic rose is red?
You can always remodel it...
>>Its hideous! The house and the bunker.<<
They are typical for their era (actually quite nice).
Nothing a little face lift can’t fix.
Is that fake grass just lime green shag carpet?
Barry wants to know if it has a putting green.
That is as fancy as I have seen, but they often show very large and exotic shelters on National Geographic’s Prepper series.
Tough luck if one is not close to it when needed in an emergency, but some people live in theirs full time.
Shelters were touted even back in the 50s. I remember them being on display at the Mid-South fair in Memphis.
It was about the same time that the city installed air-raid
sirens at every fire station.
I’m sure his does.
It’s the era I grew up in. It’s very dated but it was never good taste. Awful!
Call the demolition crew.
I loved that movie. On of the best parts is when Walken finds out there was no nuclear war and he tells his son not to tell his mother. If he had never built the shelter they would have died when the airplane hit the house.
I may be mistaken, but I think this “house” was featured in a episode of CSI Las Vegas...
Yeah but when the Ruskies push the button, you won’t be worrying about aesthetics.
Well if I’m with the blonde who’s got a touch of Tuesday Weld, who cares?
I’m pretty sure you’re right. I knew it was in *something* — you reminded me that it was on CSI.
aTrue. But I doubt that dated bunker is up to date.
few years ago had house in next town come on market
Complete with own bomb shelter in back yard.......
I’m in Vegas, I’ll have to take a look.
Hmmmm it does look ZOMBIE proof I guess. Good hideout during the Zombie Apocalypse.
-— it has a 15,200 sq ft basement underground. -—
‘78 was sort of late in the game for building a nuclear bomb shelter wasn’t it?
Me, too. It’s pretty much walking distance from the Atomic Testing Museum. Too bad it’s not part of their tour. BTW- Living Social currently has a discount for the Atomic Testing Museum. I really enjoyed it when I took advantage of the cheap(er) tickets. Full price is out of budget. I highly recommend the museum and wish I’d had more time to spend there.
There was chaos, and a danger that radical hardliners could have seized power and the uncertainty of the whole situation was not on the side of safety.
We helped them, and now they are ready to challenge us again. All those commies didn't just jump into a grave or hide in a cave after all, and they sure did all they could to retain as much power and wealth as they could.
Now with A/Q scheming to get nukes and set them off inside the USA, the threat still exists for many people. It's a crime that the Government has totally ignored preparations for civilians to survive the approximately 2 weeks of radiation after a blast far enough away to survive the blast, but die of radiation poisoning. You can't hardly even find the do it yourself info on the Government Website, but they have their government bunkers don't they?
Of course, the libs are so against overpopulation, I guess they figure that settles the problem. If they are so against over population, how come they want all those illegal aliens to come into the country? Never mind-we all know the reason for their hypocrisy.
Yep, the risk is always there. I’m just thinking about how ‘78 was in the later, colder part of the Cold War rather than the hot part like in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Were school kids doing nuclear disaster drills as late as ‘78?
I wonder how many other wild and crazy nuclear bunkers are out there that we’re not aware of. I’ll bet some of them are really swinging.
On the other hand, with Jimmeh Cahtuh then leading the free world, it seems an appropriate precaution...
We never did those nuclear drills. We had tornado drills, and the procedure was basically the same. Course we all knew what the symbols for the nuclear shelter were, and heard stuff on the news, but not a lot in school.
My eighth grade history teacher made some extra money as a civil defense instructor in the evenings. He did a 2 day lesson on civil defense protocol, and how to eat food safely after radiation. Demonstrated the geiger counter use etc. It was one of the niftiest lessons he did.
But I love that Lady Clairol hairdo on the babes!
OK, I’ll give you that.
“Does she or doesn’t she?”” “Only her hairdresser knows for sure!’’. Remember those days? Brlycream!’’ “A little dab’ll do ya!’’. Guess you can tell I’ve been around a while:-).
The pool in my backyard happens to be a Catalina pool. Although my house doesn’t have an underground bomb shelter... it does have a rather large lower level “pool” bathroom that is cinderblock on all four walls, and looks to have a concrete ceiling. We’ve often joked that it was probably a bomb shelter of some sort. My home was custom built in 1957, the pool was added in 1959.
This is my dreamhouse! I love just hanging in my basement away from the rest of the world....
Beat me to it, I was going to say the underground part looks exactly like the one in that movie.
“I loved that movie.”
Me too. It is probably in my all time top ten list.
“Were school kids doing nuclear disaster drills as late as 78?”
I remember doing them at my “new school” in 3rd grade. that would have been 79-80....I don’t recall any drills in later grades.
“We never did those nuclear drills. We had tornado drills, and the procedure was basically the same.”
Not for us. We went to a pretty good enclosure for tornado drills, but just hid under our desks for nuclear drills. It was probably the equivelant of saying “bend over and kiss your a$$ good bye..”
I know we were still doing drills in school at that date (’78) for air raids.
Well that would be true if you lived in a likely target area. However, once you get out beyond a 25 mile radius, there’s a shot at survival if you can get sheltered from the radiation, take the iodine tablets, and stay sheltered for at least 2 weeks.
Can’t remember now, the number of feet of concrete you need, but IIRC 3 inches of steel does the trick. Your shelter has to have venting, but radiation can’t turn corners, so you just have to design stuff with that in mind.
I don’t think the tornado shelter would have been very effective for the tornado or the bomb, so It kinda was a waste of time.
Well, yes, but there are people around who can do that, that aren’t necessarily our friends either. I just know that I didn’t feel one bit safer after the Soviet Union came apart and went into chaos.
Hopefully that queer died of aids!!!!