Inside amazing underground house complete with backyard and pool

  • The underground house was built in 1978 following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Its first owner also owned an underground house in Colorado.

  • The home is eight metres below the ground with a two-storey house above.

An underground house confined to a “steel doomsday bunker” has hit the market for more than A$25 million.

The underground house – only three kilometres east of the Las Vegas Strip – is designed to survive “cataclysmic events” and even has a swimming pool, according to its listing agent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Despite being underground, lighting simulates natural light and darkness, with four bedrooms and six bathrooms over more than 215 square metres.

An underground house, which was planned to withstand nuclear war, is on sale in Las Vegas for $25 million. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
An underground house, which was planned to withstand nuclear war, is on sale in Las Vegas for $25 million. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Pictures also show painted scenery on the outside the walls of the house with palm trees, a pool, BBQ and fountain.

It also has a sauna, spa and bar.

The home was built in 1978 by entrepreneur Jerry Henderson and his wife Mary, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last year.

It’s nearly eight metres below the ground.

The swimming pool with painted on scenery on the walls. Lighting can be adjusted to simulate night and day. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The swimming pool with painted on scenery on the walls. Lighting can be adjusted to simulate night and day. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Mr Henderson wanted to use it as a Cold War bunker and had a company called Underground World Homes which had an exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and 1965 following the Cuban missile crisis.

He also owned a second underground home in Colorado and died in 1983.

After his death, Mrs Henderson moved out of the underground home to the surface. She died in 1989.

The owner in 2018 was a member of the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species. The society’s goal is to promote human life extension and it has spent money to maintain the Vegas home.

The bar inside the home. The structure was built in 1978. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The bar inside the home. The structure was built in 1978. Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The group purchased the house in 2014, The Las Vegas Sun reported.

It’s built beneath a two-storey house but it’s not clear whether ownership of the underground house entitles the owner to the home above.

The society’s president Mark Voelker said the underground abode would not survive a nuclear blast.

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