• Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    An underground home in Las Vegas is on sale for $1.7 million. Built to reportedly withstand a nuclear blast, the home was built in 1978 by Girard "Jerry" B. Henderson, the late businessman and philanthropist who was a director of Avon Products. The home is not to be confused with a $53 million six-story mansion with five stories underground in Rolling Hills, Calif., in Los Angeles County.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    The property includes a two-bedroom underground house, one-bedroom underground guest house, two-bedroom, two-story caretaker's house, four-car garage and more than one acre of surface property, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    "When it was built, the only signs of the house on the surface were an unusual number of ground-mounted air-conditioning units camouflaged by clusters of large rocks," writes F. Andrew Taylor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "A few larger rocks concealed stairways and an elevator. A caretaker's house was added later, and the main entrance to the underground house now runs through it."
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    An artificial rock conceals an underground outdoor grill that vents through the tree behind it.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    The underground property has two hot tubs, a sauna and an in-ground pool.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    The property has indoor fountains and waterfalls.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    Colorful wallpaper and a 360-degree mural decorate the property. A putting green and lighted display cases are included. "The house even includes an underground yard that surrounds it on all four sides," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    The kitchen has built-in sound and a toaster built into the wall, the Review-Journal reports.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    After Henderson and his wife died in the 1980s, the home went to a distant relative, Tex Edmunson. In 2001, it was listed for $8 million. The home is now bank-owned, the Review-Journal reports.
  • Las Vegas underground home on sale for $1.7M

    The pink in the bathroom and kitchen apparently reflected the original owners' tastes.
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