If the apocalypse comes, there is a house near Las Vegas where the owners are safe. It will cost $18 million for the protection.
Located at 3970 Spencer St, the house was built with 14,620 square feet of concrete and steel. It has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The house sits on a one-acre plot. The home has its own name–the “Las Vegas Underground House”. Realtor.com describes the location: “The subterranean structure includes almost 15,000 square feet of space and amenities, two miles away from the Las Vegas Strip and deep below the earth. The underground living includes a 2,300-square-foot house, a yard with pool, hot tubs, a putting green, a dance floor, a bar, fake trees, a guesthouse, and fountain. Murals of city and mountain views surround the bunker, along with lighting that simulates day, dusk, and dawn.”
The house was built in 1978 by entrepreneur Jerry Henderson and his wife Mary. He built an underground living model for the 1964 New York City World’s Fair. Listing agent Stephan M-LaForge described the property, “The home cost $10 million to build and is encapsulated inside a steel box 26 feet underground. It’s underground living. Instead of living in a concrete box, they made it look like a house with a landscape,” Access to the house is via an elevator or one of three sets of stairs. It has a generator and a tank which holds 1,000 gallons of water.
The house is in the Winchester area of Las Vegas, just east of highway I-515 which snakes through the middle of the city. At $18 million, the house is wildly expensive for the neighborhood where the median price of homes for sale is $309,950.
How much does it cost to live in the house with a 30 year mortgage which has a 4.725% interest rate? $74,900 a month, in addition to a property tax of $648.