Do you love the great outdoors? Do you find yourself stepping outside for a breath of fresh air, even in the dead of winter? Does it give you a thrill to see wild critters frolicking in your backyard?
If you answered "no" to all of these questions, we have the perfect house for you.
A short drive from the Las Vegas strip, there’s a luxury home with a very low profile looking for a new owner.
It features 15,000 square feet and is listed at $18 million. The big catch? The whole house is nearly 30 feet underground.
The bunker at 3970 Spencer Street is the creation of Avon executive Girard Henderson, a dedicated enthusiast of underground living who designed his subterranean pad to look like a typical above-ground home.
Henderson argued that underground living was healthier and used less energy, especially when it comes to air conditioning. He promoted his theory with a special exhibit at the World’s Fair in 1964, and lived in his Vegas bunker between 1978 and 1983.
Faux grass in the backyard, phony windows, and even an artificial sky all add to the illusion. The scenery changes from day to night hour by hour, with artificial stars appearing on the ceiling as dusk settles in and a glow-in-the-dark cityscape painted onto the walls.
While there’s a small house above ground (built by Henderson's wife after his death), the key features are all in the lower level. Down there, you’ll find five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, wet bar, billiard room, putting green, and pool.
There’s even a separate underground guest house with its own kitchenette.
Since it was put on the market last month, the pad has attracted a lot of attention, even becoming Realtor.com’s most-viewed home.
But while people want to look inside the home, so far no qualified buyers have made an offer.
The last time the home was up for sale, it changed hands for just $1.15 million, but agent Stephan LaForge says the $17 million jump is about one thing: location, location, location.
The lot may not have much curb appeal right now, but a new owner looking to build their dream home could do a lot with the property.