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Most Luxurious Bunker Ever - The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (FOR SALE)
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 7 September 2013 | James Daniel

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.

1970s era Doomsday Home - Las Vegas photo article-0-1BA9F170000005DC-43_964x638_zps8396f7e4.jpg 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.

 photo article-0-1BA9F1A5000005DC-862_964x616_zps48334dfc.jpg 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.

 photo article-0-1BA9F15F000005DC-390_964x614_zpsc4e2bee0.jpg 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 1970s; apocalypse; blastfromthepast; bunker; coldwar; doomsday; doomsdayhome; forsale; iteotwawki; lasvegas; nevada; preparedness; preppers; survival
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1 posted on 09/08/2013 4:15:12 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Early 1960s - Nuclear Bomb Fallout Shelter On Display Here This is my idea of a retro doomsday home, complete with creature comforts.
2 posted on 09/08/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

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

-Donald Fagen


3 posted on 09/08/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

Even a fireplace.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 4:19:46 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Avon calling!


5 posted on 09/08/2013 4:20:23 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s hideous! The house and the bunker.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d buy it but I have trouble vacuuming and dusting my modest 1200 sq. ft. condo...........Does it come with a maid?


7 posted on 09/08/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Hot Tabasco
Does it come with a maid?


8 posted on 09/08/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: DogByte6RER

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?


9 posted on 09/08/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: BunnySlippers

You can always remodel it...


10 posted on 09/08/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: BunnySlippers

>>It’s hideous! The house and the bunker.<<

They are typical for their era (actually quite nice).

Nothing a little face lift can’t fix.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: DogByte6RER

Is that fake grass just lime green shag carpet?


12 posted on 09/08/2013 4:29:27 PM PDT by Husker24
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13 posted on 09/08/2013 4:30:46 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: DogByte6RER

Barry wants to know if it has a putting green.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 4:33:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: smokingfrog

I’m sure his does.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 4:35:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Bobalu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhMQOb0tEmI


17 posted on 09/08/2013 4:37:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s the era I grew up in. It’s very dated but it was never good taste. Awful!

Call the demolition crew.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 4:39:06 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Bobalu

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.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 4:40:22 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: DogByte6RER

I may be mistaken, but I think this “house” was featured in a episode of CSI Las Vegas...


20 posted on 09/08/2013 4:49:51 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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