Underground house – 3970 Spencer St., Las Vegas, NV

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Underground house - 3970 Spencer St., Las Vegas, NVJerry Henderson built this house in 1971 at 3970 Spencer St., Las Vegas, NV. as a long-term bomb shelter in the event of a nuclear attack… by building it 25 feet underground.

Jerry passed away in 1983 and his wife Mary in 1988. In 2005 a Chicago investor picked up the parcel. In 2012 the Seaway Bank and Trust Co. foreclosed on the property and in 2013 was listing the house for $1.6 million.

The 1 acre parcel consists of the “adjoining” above-ground two story house and the underground shelter, but the two are completely separate homes.

3970 Spencer St., Las Vegas, NVUnderground 3970 Spencer St., Las Vegas, NVJerry HendersonGoogle Map of the Underground houseBing Bird's eye view of the Underground houseGoogle Street view of the Underground house

The underground house is nearly 5,200 square feet inside of a 15,000 square foot “basement”, featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an intercom system, one fireplace, a laundry room, a full kitchen with multiple pantries, one sauna, two Jacuzzis, two elevators, a hidden barbecue and yes even a heated swimming pool. Oh, and there’s even ‘exterior environmental controls’ to control ‘daytime’, ‘sunset,’, ‘dusk’ and ‘night’!

A CNNMoney interview
A tour of the home when it was still furnished.