At first glance, this cozy suburban Las Vegas home looks like pretty average. And by average, I mean you probably would never suspect that it’s resting on top of a 5,000 square-foot Cold War era bunker designed to withstand nuclear fallout.
Yet, that’s exactly what this house is hiding. Lying just 26 feet beneath the surface of the ground, lies a massive fallout shelter complete with a four-hole putting green, a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a sauna.
Prominent businessman Girard ‘Jerry’ B. Henderson constructed the bunker fearing that nuclear holocaust was imminent between the United States and the Soviet Union. And this is Henderson’s second underground bunker. He built his nuclear bunker in Boulder, Colorado, in the 60s.
Looking from above ground, the only thing even remotely suspicious seems to the be the large number of air conditioning units that are disguised as boulders and rocks outside the house.
VegasInc.com reports that the house was purchased in 2005 for $2 million, but was forclosed on by Seaway Bank and Trust Co. in 2012. The bank then listed the home (and fallout shelter) for $1.7 million in 2013. And ended up selling it in March of 2014, to a group called The Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species, who bought it for $1.15 million.