rxwine
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April 5th, 2014 at 11:23:42 AM permalink
I used to live on Spencer street in '91 and I didn't even know it was there. Although saying anything is the most peculiar thing in Vegas is debatable.

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The two-bedroom, three-bathroom underground home might be the most peculiar in Las Vegas. Built beneath a typical, suburban two-story house, the bunker home spans more than 5,000 square feet and is part of a 15,200-square-foot basement that also features a casita.

The subterranean refuge seems designed to stave off boredom and claustrophobia. It has a four-hole putting green, a swimming pool, two jacuzzis, a sauna, a dance floor with a small stage, a bar, a barbecue and huge murals of rural, tranquil settings.

The home, with unchanged “Brady Bunch” decor, also has a laundry room, a kitchen, a fireplace, a generator, fake trees, fake flowers, two elevators, fire alarm bells, smoke detectors, an intercom system and several large pantries.



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A mysterious group calling itself the Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species bought the house at 3970 Spencer St. for $1.15 million, property records show. The sale closed March 28.



http://vegasinc.com/news/2014/apr/04/mysterious-group-buys-underground-doomsday-house-l/?utm_source=mostpopular&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=mostRead&_ga=1.133651726.1650473437.1370604268
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April 5th, 2014 at 11:38:59 AM permalink
Wow! Never heard of it. Very interesting. I will check out 3790 Spencer street.

I looked at some videos of the underground portion and am a bit confused as to whether the property consists of both the underground house and the property above it or just the underground portion?
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April 5th, 2014 at 12:44:14 PM permalink
Very neat.
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April 5th, 2014 at 12:49:26 PM permalink
Whoa. That's really cool, though maybe a bit of a target now. I lived a few miles east of the strip on flamingo for a while, in another hidden oddity of a house. It was a 6200 sqft house, in an old neighborhood where houses were half that size. A Mormon engineer built it to house his large family.
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April 7th, 2014 at 4:50:55 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Wow! Never heard of it. Very interesting. I will check out 3790 Spencer street.

I looked at some videos of the underground portion and am a bit confused as to whether the property consists of both the underground house and the property above it or just the underground portion?


I had the exact same question.
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April 7th, 2014 at 6:51:06 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I used to live on Spencer street in '91 and I didn't even know it was there. Although saying anything is the most peculiar thing in Vegas is debatable.



I can't quote a quote, but I discovered that the named Corporation (Society for the Preservation of Near Extinct Species) is a valid registered Nevada non-profit as of 4/1/2014.
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April 17th, 2018 at 11:18:38 AM permalink
I was going to make a new thread about this home but found this one. I believe the address mentioned above is slightly off. The address is 3970 Spencer St. (just north of Flamingo Rd and about 2 miles east of the strip).

Apparently, this home will be open to the public April 28. The gala, which will feature cocktails and appetizers, costs $150 a ticket; an extra $75 gets you access to a VIP reception.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/homes/real-estate-millions/famous-underground-las-vegas-house-to-open-to-public-photos/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRch0Jqrvw

I wish I could be there, but $150? I'll watch the videos.
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April 17th, 2018 at 2:42:35 PM permalink
Gawd I have so many questions. I would love to go see this.

How did they build it? Did they just excavate the entire area, build and fill it back in? I wonder if they lived in there and never went out or if it was just like living in a house and they came and went like we would out of our house
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April 17th, 2018 at 3:28:18 PM permalink
I'm tempted to go. Anybody want to join me?
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April 17th, 2018 at 5:54:36 PM permalink
Thats pretty neat.

If it was me, i would turn it into a all day/night long escape room experience.

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