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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
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...
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