Continuing to offer inside looks at everything interesting, YouTube channel What’s Inside? recently put together an in-depth tour of what is known as the “Las Vegas Underground Home.”
Located just two miles east of the strip and 26-feet below surface, the bomb shelter serves as a unique time capsule of the Cold War ’70s. Built by the former director of Avon cosmetics, Girard B. Henderson, the underground home was designed to address his concerns that the Cold War would wipe out the United States. Henderson also started Underground World Homes and held a “Why Live Underground?” exhibition at the 1964 New York World’s Fair to convince others to live underground. Henderson would live in the home until his death in 1983 and his widow built a townhouse above the underground home where she lived until her death six years later.
The father-son duo behind What’s Inside? went through the $18 million USD, 14,000-plus square foot bunker to reveal what state of the art design in the 1970s looked liked. The video reveals Henderson was focused on mirroring the outside world, utilizing green carpeting, trees and pool equipped with a waterfall to surround his underground home. Moving through the home it becomes apparent that Henderson built the home for his height and expected to stay below ground for a while, even setting up a freezer for cryonics. It is also interesting to note that despite the current staggering price, the Las Vegas Underground Home was last sold in 2015 for just $1.15 million USD.
Catch the in-depth tour of the $18 million USD underground Las Vegas bunker house from the Cold War above.
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