Cold War Era Bunker Home, 26 feet beneath Las Vegas


Do you happen to be looking for an underground house built in 1970s, designed specifically to survive a nuclear missile attack? If you have a desire to acquire such real estate and own an extra one and a half million dollars then you’d be perfectly fine with buying this unusual house.



The subterranean Las Vegas house at 3970 Spencer St. is not just a regular bunker. It features a 15,200-square-foot basement 26 feet beneath a two story home. From outside, the building looks like typical American house, except carefully hidden extra ventilation and air-conditioning. Secret entrance with an elevator is carefully hidden from prying eyes and additional staircase can be found inside the barn.


The house was built in 1978 to withstand a nuclear blast by a wealthy businessman, Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson. The determined homeowner built his fortune while working with several companies, including Avon and Gulfstream Aerospace. In 1964, he founded another business venture and named it ”Underground World Homes”. Believing that the Soviet Union would eventually attack the US, Henderson tried to sell Americans his vision of subterranean life.



The three bedroom house is decorated in style of 1970s. The basement features the “backyard” with a four-hole golf course, two jacuzzis, a swimming pool, a sauna, bar, dance floor, BBQ (disguised in a rock) and adjustable light settings for “sunset,” “day,” “dusk” and “night”.









Since Henderson and his wife died in the 1980s, the house has been owned by a relative, followed by the most recent owner who purchased it in 2005 for $2 million, but lost it due to foreclosure. The house is now the property of Seaway Bank & Trust Co who are looking for the new owners.

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