Check out this house in Las Vegas, Nevada. From the outside, it appears like any other residence you’d find in the city and in the local neighborhood. It’s a big property with a lot of land. But this seemingly standard house holds a secret. Former owner Girard B. Henderson made some rather significant alterations in his time. Can you guess what’s unusual about this house before we reveal the answer?
Let’s take a look…
Things start to get strange when you notice these air conditioning units hiding amongst some rocks.
More clues appear when you spot this turbine ventilation unit out front as well.
Inside now and we head downstairs… Into the ‘basement’.
Worked it out yet? It’s a fully self-sustaining underground nuclear fallout survival lair! Accessible by stairs or elevator.
It was built in 1978 by Henderson, a very wealthy man with real concerns about the Cold War.
It’s like its very own house underneath a house. And it’s pretty damn stylish!
The lair has three bedrooms and even a guest house.
And a quite beautiful – if slightly dated – kitchen!
We could quite happily live here!
Good ol’ Girard even fitted a full bar.
And some neat tech here (especially for the ’70s). The lighting dims automatically to reflect the time of day!
It’s luxurious too – with a swimming pool and a sauna!
This cool underground place even has a little putting green!
The murals on the walls took almost three yeas to fully complete. Each wall represents a location dear to the owner’s heart. Here we see Colorado.
Unfortunately the house is now owned by a bank after the previous owners (there have been a few since Henderson) lost it.
How cool is that?!