Subterranean 1970s paradise in Las Vegas, Nevada

A remarkable Las Vegas, Nevada, home has been back in the news thanks to being in foreclosure. The house was built 25 feet underground in the mid 1970s by entrepreneur and former Avon director Girard “Gerry” Henderson, who ran a company specializing in luxury underground bunkers. For his own home, he went all out, incorporating features such as a putting green, trees, mountain scenes in the distance, a palatial pink hot tub and a swimming pool with a grotto. In the “yard,” there’s even a barbecue grill encased in a Flintstones-esque “rock.”  It’s both an homage to Cold War style paranoia and swingin’ 1970s style. And how does one reach this underground paradise? Via a hidden elevator, of course! Check out this story on Gizmodo and this one from the Las Vegas Review Journal, which includes a video tour.

This picture from Gizmodo shows the Henderson home's "outdoor yard" and pool.

This picture from Gizmodo shows the Henderson home’s “outdoor yard” and pool.

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