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1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground (Ultimate Party Pad)

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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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Built in 1978 to withstand a nuclear blast by an arguably ‘paranoid’ wealthy businessman, Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson. The ambitious homeowner made his fortune with several companies including Avon cosmetics and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. In 1964, he tried his hand at another business venture and formed his company, ”Underground World Homes”. Convinced that things with the Soviets weren’t going to end well in the Cold War, Henderson tried pitching his vision of underground living to America.

3970 Spencer St.in Las Vegas looks like a typical two-story, two bedroom home (minus a few extra vents poking out of the yard). However, there is a 15,200 sq. ft. basement beneath the home with access from an elevator (camouflaged by rocks) and a second entrance by stairs in the shed.

Once below, you will find a hot mess of 1970's decor. There's a 3 bedroom house, 1 bedroom guest house, green “grass” carpets, hot tubs, fake trees and a 360-degree mural mimicking an elaborate outdoor landscape. The “garden” includes a four-hole putting green, a swimming pool, two jacuzzis, a sauna, dance floor, bar, BBQ (camouflaged in a rock) and adjustable light settings for “sunset,” “day,” “dusk” and “night”. The night setting comes complete with twinkling stars, naturally.

At first glance, I thought it looked hideous with the outdated decor. However, it wouldn't take a whole lot of money to update everything, especially if you've got the pockets for the 1.7 million dollar asking price. Imagine how awesome it would be to have parties down there. You've got great weather year around, no bugs, no worries that the neighbors are going to call the cops for noise, and if WW3 happens, you're covered.



































Here is a video tour:




posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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WHAT THE HECK!


Thats just.... out of this world. Like the set from that movie "blast from the past". I can hardly believe this is real.


Originally posted by jtrenthackerYou've got great weather year around, no bugs, no worries that the neighbors are going to call the cops for noise, and if WW3 happens, you're covered.


Yeah till someone forgets the keys and locks everyone in to their drunken doom

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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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That is so cool! The decor is just awful but still cool to see! I would not change the rock BBQ though!



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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Look at all the lights, it must cost a fortune for light bulbs to keep that place lit.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Makes you wonder what other rich, paranoid business men/women have built under there mansions.



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Hidden rooms have been a passion of the secretive rich since people where building their own houses.

There are companys that specialize in creating secret spaces. There was one conversion done on a property in a suburban owned by a drug dealer. No one had any clue there was a basement with hidden exits and secret passage ways from the house.

It makes sense too, i mean if you can afford it why not sleep in a bedroom thats either well hidden or bomb proof - say what you want about paranoids but thats a good nights sleep, right!?



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by Biigs
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Hidden rooms have been a passion of the secretive rich since people where building their own houses.

There are companys that specialize in creating secret spaces. There was one conversion done on a property in a suburban owned by a drug dealer. No one had any clue there was a basement with hidden exits and secret passage ways from the house.

It makes sense too, i mean if you can afford it why not sleep in a bedroom thats either well hidden or bomb proof - say what you want about paranoids but thats a good nights sleep, right!?



I've seen pics of the drug dealer house you speak of. Pretty cool. I believe their downfall was because the electric company noticed they were using to much electricity from all the grow lights and pumps (hydroponics). If I was ever in a position to have millions, I would definitely have something built underground. Not necessarily for 'the end of the world" but for the fun of it.
edit on 9-9-2013 by jtrenthacker because: words are hard



posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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Sorry, all I hear is 70's porn music



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