The 5000 Sq Ft Cold War Bunker Underneath a Modest, Suburban House in Las Vegas
26 feet underneath this modest, 2 story suburban home in Las Vegas you will find a sprawling, 5,000 square foot home—complete with four-hole putting green, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna—and designed to withstand a nuclear blast.
The bunker home at 3970 Spencer Street was built in the 1970s by businessman Girard ‘Jerry’ B. Henderson, who fearing attack from the Soviets, built his first underground bunker in the 1960s in Boulder, Colorado during the height of the Cold War.
The only signs of something amiss on the surface of this underground retreat were the ‘unusual’ amount of ground-mounted air conditioning units that were camouflaged by clusters of rocks and boulders…
According to VegasInc.com, the house had been purchased for $2 million in 2005 and was foreclosed by Seaway Bank and Trust Co. in 2012.
The bank listed the property for $1.7 million in 2013, eventually selling the property in March 2014 to a mysterious group called the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species for $1.15 million. [source]