Built in 1978 to
nuclear blast by
Girard ?Jerry? B.
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At first glance, I thought it looked hideous with the outdated decor.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.