In the 1970s, Girard “Jerry” Henderson, a businessman and philanthropist who was a director of Avon Products, and his wife Mary built one of the most famous and elaborate basements known around the world in Las Vegas, NV – The Underground House. Originally designed to be a Cold War-era hideout and shelter that could sustain about a year of underground living without any resurfacing, The Underground House is over 15,000 square feet and is located 26 feet under a “normal” two-story home. It is accessible via an elevator as well as a flight of stairs.
The Underground House has a two-bedroom, three bath house as well as a casita. The main house retains its very distinct 1970s-style decor and furnishings, and the “yard” is adorned with artificial trees, green carpeting, faux rocks, and life-like scenery. Its murals feature views that Henderson has enjoyed at homes he owned around the world, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and more.
This underground residence offers many amenities to keep occupants entertained: a four-hole putting green, two hot tubs, a sauna, a dance floor, a bar, a barbecue, and a swimming pool. The lighting system can be adjusted to simulate any time of day or night desired, and there are even twinkling stars on the ceiling to help imitate the night sky.
The Underground House has been featured in many commercial productions and photography projects, including:
- “What To Do With A Million Years” by Juno Calypso
- World’s Weirdest Homes
- Miu Miu (Prada Group) Women’s Tales #14 (The [End) of History Illusion] by Celia Rowlson-Hall
If you are looking for a 1970s luxury bunker with its own surreal setting, be sure to contact us about The Underground House! For more information and pictures, you can view the full filming location details here and don’t forget to register your project!
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