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Boujee $18M Bunker for Sale in NV

Friday, March 8, 2019

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An $18 million mansion is on the market in Las Vegas. Only two miles east from the Strip and totaling 14,620 square feet, this 1970s-themed home is anything but ordinary.

You'll find this luxury subterranean bunker located on 3970 Spencer Street and about 26 feet underground. Constructed in 1978, the “Underground House” was built by Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson and his wife, Mary, in the fear of having to survive a nuclear attack.

The idea came to life during the Cold War era, when Henderson decided to form the company, “Underground World Homes.” Following this, Henderson and many other entrepreneurs displayed their company’s concept of living out the Cuban missile crisis at the 1964 and 1965 New York World’s Fair in an exhibit called, “Why Live Underground.”

The Underground House wasn’t Henderson’s only bunker to come of this proposed way of living. In Colorado, he had a second home underneath the earth’s surface, measuring about 45,000 square feet. After his death in 1983, his wife built the above-ground townhouse over the Las Vegas bunker, where she lived until her passing in 1989.

The property was placed on foreclosure and purchased by the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species, a group focused on promoting human life extension, for $1.15 million in March 2014. After more than $1 million in renovations and purchased 1970s-era furniture, the house opened for a rare viewing at the April 2014 Home + History Las Vegas weekend to raise money for historic preservation in Nevada. Tickets for the event sold for $150 plus an extra $75 for a VIP reception.

Now back on the market, this property trifecta made up of the above-ground townhome and underground family and guest houses, was the most-viewed home on this past January. Hosting five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a mock backyard with 500 feet of floor-to-ceiling painted murals, pool, spa, fountain, barbeque and even trees, all in what feels like a human-sized time capsule.

Interested home buyers would even be able to control their own time zone. With no natural light, the bunker is set with faux-sky settings, mimicking morning, noon and night—complete with stars.

“There’s been lot of interest in the sense that people want to look at it,” said Stephan LaForge, Berkshire Hathaway listing agent. “It’s like an attraction, like going to Disneyland.”

Compared to $18 million, a Disneyland trip would appear to be a little more affordable. Despite controversy about the jump in price since 2014, the price today to build and waterproof a bunker such as this, would cost much, much more.


Tagged categories: Color + Design; Commercial / Architectural; Commercial Buildings; Design; Design - Commercial; Durability + Design; Durability + Design; NA; North America; PaintSquare

Comment from john lienert, (3/8/2019, 6:06 AM)

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