Saturday, February 16th 2019, 11:27 am - Vegetation, mountain ranges, dawn, dusk, and stars in the night sky are all simulated in this luxury bomb shelter.
One of the most famous and luxurious underground bomb shelters in the world has been listed on the market for $18 million USD.
This underground mansion, called The Underground House, offers extensives comforts in the event anyone would need to escape life above ground, such as a nuclear war or a devastating environmental disaster, and includes 'grass' yards, trees, floor to ceiling murals of mountain ranges, and lighting that simulates day and night.
According to Forbes, the bunker is located two miles from the center of the Las Vegas Strip and is 26 feet below ground. It was built some time in the 1980s and is partially owned by Mark Voelker, who is president of the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species, which is an organization that works to preserve species that are nearly extinct.
The bunker was designed by businessman Jerry Henderson in 1964 during the height of the Cold War and built the space to be bomb-proof and earthquake-proof.
Henderson was facinated by underground living, and even sponsored an Underground Home exhibit in New York in the 1960s.
After Henderson passed away in 1983, his wife decided to build a townhouse above ground near the shelter's location and lived there until her passing in 1989. The property has since been in the hands of various owners, and the current owners have listed the asking price for $18M on BHHS Nevada Properties.
Despite the barrier to Earth's atmosphere, extensive additions to the shelter do their best to simulate a natural ecosystem. Environmental features include: aritifical grass, rocks, and trees, painted mountain ranges, a 1,000-gallon water tank, eight air conditioning units, twinkling stars on the ceiling, and light that can be adjusted to different times of the day.
Other luxury ammenities include:
- Five bedrooms
- Six bathrooms
- Cellphone reception, cable, and Internet
- Fully stocked bar
- Swimming pool
- Dance floor
- Two hot tubs
- Four-hole putting green