PHOTOS: Spend the apocalypse in swanky $18M Las Vegas house

May 18, 2020

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A Las Vegas home for sale evokes the feel of the 1970s and the security of a bomb shelter.

The 5,000-square-foot house, grounds and amenities were built underground inside a 15,000-square-foot bunker of steel-reinforced concrete by Avon cosmetics executive Girard Henderson, who wanted the underground home to be as close to his aboveground lifestyle as possible.

There is a game room, two bars and a theater room. The interior is a blast from the past, with a 1970s kitchen, a large stone fireplace and an “outside” lawn that has painted views and scenes.

The lawn is carpeted with artificial grass, and has “trees” and a pool.

The views are hand-painted murals with lighting that changes from early morning, midday, evening to night. Oh, almost forgot to mention the waterfall.

The five-bedroom, six-bath house also has a generator and a 1,000-gallon water tank.

The house was sold in 2014 for $1.7 million, and can be yours for the 2020 price of $18 million.

It is being touted as “an underground home easy to convert into an amazing pandemic shelter” by

In the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. was embroiled in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. And with the Cuban Missile Crisis, many American homeowners built fallout shelters stocked with supplies in case of an attack.

Find out more about this 1978 swanky home.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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