70s-Era House Includes an Enormous, Luxurious Bomb Shelter

(Photo: Christopher DeVargas)

Look at the photo. What you're seeing is not the outside of the house, but the interior of the bomb shelter beneath it. Girard B. Henderson built it in Las Vegas in 1978 just in case he had to live out a post-apocalyptic lifestyle in luxury:

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 3970 Spencer St. might be the most peculiar in Las Vegas. It is buried 26 feet underground, underneath a typical suburban two-story house. [...]

The home, which spans more than 5,000 square feet, is part of a 15,200-square-foot basement that also features a casita. Above ground, the only clues of what lies below are large ventilation units, air conditioners and two emergency exits scattered around a property. One of the exits looks like a cave, the other a shed.

The underground refuge seems designed to stave off boredom and claustrophobia.

It has a four-hole putting green, a swimming pool, two jacuzzis, a sauna, a dance floor with a small stage, a bar, a barbecue and huge murals of rural, tranquil settings.

The house also has a laundry room, a full kitchen, a fireplace, a generator, fake trees, fake flowers, two elevators, fire alarm bells, smoke detectors, an intercom system and several large pantries. Light switches labeled “Sunset,” “Day,” “Dusk” and “Night” mimic those settings by dimming or brightening lights and stars on the ceiling, which is painted sky blue with white clouds.

You can see more photos at the link.

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