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(Messy Nessy Chic)   For a mere $1.7 million you can have this lovely retro chic home in Las Vegas...I'm sorry, that's under Las Vegas   (messynessychic.com) divider line 56
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2013-09-06 09:35:36 AM
1.7 mil and another half a mill to remodel it. Or live with the but ugly 70's look.
 
2013-09-06 09:36:23 AM
Hell, underground is about the ONLY way I would ever live in a place like Vegas...
 
2013-09-06 09:36:55 AM
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2013-09-06 09:37:02 AM
FTFA:  I personally think it's just perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse.

No, being trapped in a single entrance place like this would be the worst possible place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.
 
2013-09-06 09:37:33 AM
While I was looking at teh pictures of teh decor, I swear I could hear a Muzak version of "Girl from Ipanema" playing in the background.
 
2013-09-06 09:37:50 AM

Great_Milenko: FTFA:  I personally think it's just perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse.

No, being trapped in a single entrance place like this would be the worst possible place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.


Right?  Underground, too.
 
2013-09-06 09:39:14 AM
I'll take it!
 
2013-09-06 09:39:44 AM
mom?

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2013-09-06 09:40:20 AM
also.. HELL YES I WANT TO LIVE THERE
 
2013-09-06 09:40:43 AM
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Current owner?
 
2013-09-06 09:41:39 AM
I've always thought it would be really cool to have a secret underground house beneath a regular house, but a kitchen with a toaster built into the wall? That's a deal-killer, sorry.

/Plus the price would need to come down by about 1.69995 million.
 
2013-09-06 09:43:38 AM

Great_Milenko: FTFA:  I personally think it's just perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse.

No, being trapped in a single entrance place like this would be the worst possible place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.


TFA mentions two entrances an elevator and a stairway hidden in a shed,I can think of worse places to ride out the zombie apocalypse,except of course for the God awful 70's decor
 
2013-09-06 09:44:10 AM

Great_Milenko: FTFA:  I personally think it's just perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse.

No, being trapped in a single entrance place like this would be the worst possible place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.


Who says it only has one entrance/exit?  I might have one set up as part of a panic room.  Unmarked from the outside, natch.
 
2013-09-06 09:45:54 AM
With the right decor changes, it's the ULTIMATE Man Cave.

Let the wife decorate the above-ground house however she wants - let me upgrade the below-ground home chock-full of 21st Century goodness.

I'll TAKE IT!!
 
2013-09-06 09:47:01 AM

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I came here to make a Vault 21 reference.

I'll show myself out to the wasteland...
 
2013-09-06 09:47:07 AM
Survive for only a year?
 
2013-09-06 09:49:07 AM
Yeah, splash in some Vault-tec styling and we'll talk.
 
2013-09-06 09:55:39 AM
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2013-09-06 09:56:44 AM

Mentalpatient87: Yeah, splash in some Vault-tec styling and we'll talk.


Exactly what I was thinking. That place is actually pretty damn cool.
 
2013-09-06 10:01:08 AM
If I had the money to burn, I'd buy it and live there.  Probably would even keep the 70's decor for a while too, just for the memories.  I'm a child of the 70's and most of the apartments I lived in growing up shared some of those design elements to one degree or another.  I'd have to change it eventually, otherwise, I'd go blind/insane.  It's a cool house.
 
2013-09-06 10:01:59 AM

ShamanGator: 1.7 mil and another half a mill to remodel it. Or live with the but ugly 70's look.


I dig the decor, and as far as bad 70s interior design goes, this place isn't that bad.  It would be a shame to destroy it as how many untouched/unused 1970s ranch homes survive with all their bells and whistles?
 
2013-09-06 10:03:41 AM
Another vote for keeping the cheezy 1970's look.
 
2013-09-06 10:07:24 AM

Great_Milenko: FTFA:  I personally think it's just perfect for the impending zombie apocalypse.

No, being trapped in a single entrance place like this would be the worst possible place to ride out the zombie apocalypse.


There are at least two entrances, though one is an elevator.

FTA: Camouflaged by clusters of rocks, an entrance with an elevator takes you down to the underground lair. Another stairway is hidden inside a shed.

No mention on if the ground level house has an entrance to the underground house as well.

Plus, if Google Maps got the right place (I think they did), then the property itself has a solid wall, though it could be built up some.

http://goo.gl/whGsNW

Still, in residential neighborhood, for Zombie Apocalypse Survival, I'd rate it a B, B-.  It would really depend on the strength of the doors I suppose.  Assuming all entrances have bomb shelter level strength to them.  Well above about any other residential house in the area.
 
2013-09-06 10:17:42 AM
"Needs some updating"
 
2013-09-06 10:18:12 AM
That kitchen is special brand of hideous.

I survived the apocalypse only to die of carbon monoxide poisoning when I decided celebrate by grilling some weiners and kabobs in my basement bunker.
 
2013-09-06 10:18:48 AM
Cool. I wouldn't mind living there. Of course you have to deal with some of those mutants either driving over your lawn with souped up death cars or trying to convince you to worship some gold plated "holy bomb". Still pretty cool.
 
2013-09-06 10:23:32 AM
That place is awesome...
I'd have it as my own in a second if I could afford it and if I lived in Vegas.
LOVE the rock/grill.
And LOVE how the inside looks like outside.
Who cares about 70's décor...learn to like it...or hell, if you have enough to drop nearly 2 million on it, you should have enough to remodel.
 
2013-09-06 10:24:05 AM
This is seriously awesome.

The best part is just how earnest the real estate agent was in the linked video.  He was talking about the fireplaces, BBQs, square footage etc.  This is not a normal property.  Your potential buyers are not ordinary buyers.  Sell it this way:  "Dream home for paranoid preppers.  15,000 underground square feet, complete with swimming pool, pink hued kitchen, and plenty of storage space for canned goods and potable water.  Ventilation system is from late 1970s, but simple to update with state of the art carbon filters to keep out all the dust from the apocalypse sure to come.  Home has elevator and multiple staircases for easy bug out and simple re-entry into the world once the danger has passed.  Home also has a 2 BR above ground house for you and your family before the coming meltdown.  Easy bug out is only an elevator ride away.  A bargain at $1.7MM."
 
2013-09-06 10:24:32 AM
The interior decor is hideous, but I like the outside. It's a special kind of idealized outside, kind of trippy.

I would make it into a recording studio/band practice space. House sized with all the amenities. A trogloditic shrine to rock gods. And I wouldn't even annoy the neighbors, being all 25 feet underground and shiat.
 
2013-09-06 10:31:53 AM
For the LSD aficionado.

Came for the FONV reference.  Satisfied.  But would have like a reference to Mr. House.
 
2013-09-06 10:32:26 AM

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Current owner?


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2013-09-06 10:34:36 AM

rev. dave: For the LSD aficionado.

Came for the FONV reference.  Satisfied.  But would have like a reference to Mr. House.


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R.I.P. Mr. House
 
2013-09-06 10:36:17 AM
First off- that place is a special kind of awesome. Extra points for the mirror-and-column-surrounded hot tub. Think of all the 'outdoor' sex you could have without the privacy concerns of the 'real' outdoors? If only it had a fake beach too...

But... how was this place supposed to be powered during an apocalypse? I'm guessing that pump well is actually functional (if they were halfway smart), but that place would become a deathtrap with no power for the ventilation system, not to mention how unbelieveably <i>creepy</i> the place would doubtless be without any power. And speaking of which- can you imagine what th electric bill is for that place? Granted heating/cooling shouldn't be that bad 30 feet underground, but all that lighting and ventilation would be insane.
 
2013-09-06 10:38:48 AM

IkonOlator: This is seriously awesome.

The best part is just how earnest the real estate agent was in the linked video.  He was talking about the fireplaces, BBQs, square footage etc.  This is not a normal property.  Your potential buyers are not ordinary buyers.  Sell it this way:  "Dream home for paranoid preppers.  15,000 underground square feet, complete with swimming pool, pink hued kitchen, and plenty of storage space for canned goods and potable water.  Ventilation system is from late 1970s, but simple to update with state of the art carbon filters to keep out all the dust from the apocalypse sure to come.  Home has elevator and multiple staircases for easy bug out and simple re-entry into the world once the danger has passed.  Home also has a 2 BR above ground house for you and your family before the coming meltdown.  Easy bug out is only an elevator ride away.  A bargain at $1.7MM."


Excellent, but you forgot about petro-dollars and the collapse of the world economy.

//at least that is the latest prepper stuff my MIL has been reading about and is sure our world is headed for doom next year
//why yes, they have gold
//and emergency food supplies (in case things go to hell).. okay with food supplies because things will go off the rails if we ever have a big earthquake
 
2013-09-06 10:38:58 AM
DNRTFA, but This was featured on an episode of CSI last year. I actually assumed it was made up for the show, but seeing the pictures of it now, I think they really used it.

/TMYK I guess.
 
2013-09-06 10:40:55 AM
That grill is awesome.
 
2013-09-06 10:41:35 AM
No mention of generator, well, septic, hydraulic-assist vault doors (in case the nuclear blast drops your above-ground home, or a buick, over your exit(s))....?

Do you even prep, bro?
 
2013-09-06 10:44:51 AM
One, "listing" at $1.7 mil....  means you can probably negotiate it down to at least $1.4-1.5 million.  Still a $7,150/mo payment on a 30 yr mortgage.

15,000 sq. ft basement... you could easily get 10 (maybe more) fairly large Bed & Breakfast room area's out of that (800-1000 sq ft), with plenty of room to spare for common areas still (5-6,000 sq ft)..... if you charged an average of $150/night (depending on room sizes), that is $1,500 * 30 = $45,000 per month... even at only keeping it at 33% capacity, that would be $15k/month.   Of course, bunch of other expenses, but, that $7,150/mo is also paying for your house... you'd live in the above ground house.

That's what I would do... the "Underground Shelter" B&B.  Would be a pretty unique place to stay in Vegas that some people would go towards rather than a typical hotel.  Although it is 4 miles off the strip, it is right next to the LV Natl. Golf Club, which would be a plus to some, and if you were running that you'd probably offer a small shuttle bus service to get people to the strip.
 
2013-09-06 10:52:07 AM

huntercr: DNRTFA, but This was featured on an episode of CSI last year. I actually assumed it was made up for the show, but seeing the pictures of it now, I think they really used it.

/TMYK I guess.


I've heard that as well.  This house has popped up a couple other places on the Interwebz, so there's quite a bit of info about it.  Apparently, Avon ended up owning it after the guy died, and they used it as a party house (um, "event space") in the 80s/early 1990s.
 
2013-09-06 10:55:03 AM
I would absolutely live in there as-is. Just short the funds.
 
2013-09-06 10:59:47 AM
I like it, I'd live there as is.
 
2013-09-06 11:05:25 AM
I think I saw this on HGTV a few years ago on a show about weird homes. It would be kinda cool to have, but the one big drawback would be that it is not really a secret if anything happens everyone will be coming over there.
 
2013-09-06 11:05:28 AM
You could shoot retro 70's and 80's porn there, except in digital. There still has to be a market for that.
 
2013-09-06 11:10:34 AM
if you ripped out the jacked up colors/wallpaper/etc it could be quite livable.  Seems like you could easily spend a year down there and not lose your mind with (what would feel like) a bit of open space down there.

Too bad the author put the freaking ADDRESS of the place in the article, with something like this, I'd want it to be as secret as possible.  If I blew that much money I'd expect only a handful of people to know, not be public knowledge with a tour group coming by.

I'd convert one of the rooms into an armory, and the other into a sex dungeon (the good kind).   Least you could have THE loudest sex ever imaginable
 
2013-09-06 11:16:46 AM
Holy hell I want this place! I'd convert that worthless yard into an aquaponics facility, but hell yeah! I wonder if keeping chickens and goats down there counts against city code?
 
2013-09-06 11:20:52 AM
If I had the scratch, I would get it right now
really, REALLY keen!
totally retro, hidden and sneaky
the amount of naughty 'outside' would be epic
 
2013-09-06 11:23:30 AM
Burt Gummer moved to Vegas?
 
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2013-09-06 11:42:33 AM

Ashyukun: First off- that place is a special kind of awesome. Extra points for the mirror-and-column-surrounded hot tub. Think of all the 'outdoor' sex you could have without the privacy concerns of the 'real' outdoors? If only it had a fake beach too...

But... how was this place supposed to be powered during an apocalypse? I'm guessing that pump well is actually functional (if they were halfway smart), but that place would become a deathtrap with no power for the ventilation system, not to mention how unbelieveably <i>creepy</i> the place would doubtless be without any power. And speaking of which- can you imagine what th electric bill is for that place? Granted heating/cooling shouldn't be that bad 30 feet underground, but all that lighting and ventilation would be insane.


Power is always a problem, as is the ability to get rid of waste products.

TFA noted that there used to be an underground connection to a commercial building next door. It's possible that there were electrical mains running to the commercial building's backup generator, or it's possible that there's a generator in a central plant on this property.

As to the cost of lighting and ventilation, those really aren't terribly expensive. fairly large blower fans only draw about 500W, and if one has a cooling loop, one might even be able to cool the surface house by using the precooled air from the basement, further reducing the need for compressor-pump-powered cooling. Factor into account the option to use modern lightbulbs and it's probably less expensive to power than my house.

I'm curious about the particulate scrubbers that would have been necessary during the Cold War if this was to serve as a real, functional fallout shelter. All of the military stuff around Vegas would certainly have been targeted, and even though the interior volume of the house is pretty big, there's still eventually a need to refresh the air inside, and even an internal, bottled supply will eventually run out. Sheltering-in-place for the weeks or months necessary to wait out the most dangerous short-halflife decay would be hard and require constant attention to detail, even surrounded by so much relative opulence.

As far as suitability for protecting against the hordes, I don't think it'd really work too well. Even Titan II Missile Silos were dependent on above-ground security when dealing with potential forced entry; a small crew equipped with the right tools probably could have cut their way in in short order, or again, blocked the air intakes to eventually force the crew out. This would be worse in that sense, it's probably easier to break into yet, and unlike the missile silo facility, the house on the surface would make excellent rubble to use to block the intakes or the exits, actually trapping the people inside until they're either dead or until they give up.

It's definitely better to just use it as a cool house, rather than to stake one's survival on its characteristics distinguishing it from any other house.
 
2013-09-06 11:57:43 AM

justanotherfarkinfarker: You could shoot retro 70's and 80's porn there, except in digital. There still has to be a market for that.


100% Electronic

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2013-09-06 12:04:51 PM
My eyeballs just threw up a little into my mouth, or something
 
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