Earlier this week we presented the Oppidium: a concept doomsday shelter which would be located in the Czech Republic, catering exclusively to billionaires who could watch mushroom clouds wrap the earth in a radioactive glow just the way they like it: in posh opulence, as the following proposed images suggested:
Interior bedroom of bunker
Bunker swimming pool and garden using artificial lighting
Underground bunker wine cellar
And the bottom line:
Upon some further recollection three things emerged: the Oppidium bunker is completely useless because i) it was all style over substance; ii) it was a marketing gimmick for its designer/seller, and iii) it doesn't even exist yet and furthermore its completion cost further billions.
But perhaps most importantly, the bunker was located in Europe, somewhere in the Czech heartland, and as such would be largely useless to the targeted customer base: uber-wealthy Americans with a penchant for if not immortality then outliving everyone else, and who would hardly have the time to reach it as the "Apocalypse-level" event unfolded.
Addressing all of these concerns is an underground facility and bunker dubbed “The Facility” in Southeast Georgia, located two hours from Savannah, which just hit the market for a far more modest $17.5 million, and which most importantly, is in "move-in ready" shape.
As BizJournals reports, the property (which is exclusively listed by Sister Hood of Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead Office), was built in 1969 and fully renovated to government standards in 2012. Its address is undisclosed.
According to Harry Norman, it is the only hardened and privately owned underground bunker of its kind in the United States. The property features a commercial 3-Phase power plant, in addition to its own 8Kw new solar backup system. The facility is also equipped with a $100,000 CCTV security system.
“Above ground, The Facility offers 2,000 square feet of commercial space, a renovated 1,000-square-foot caretaker’s home and below ground the facility offers 14,000-square-feet of living and working space,” the company reported. “The Facility is 45 feet underground and certified to withstand a 20K ton nuclear blast.”
The Facility stands on 32 acres and has two levels of underground living space.
Level two has four luxury apartments that are about 600-square-feet. The apartments are totally self-contained and have two full bedrooms, a kitchen and dining area, a living room with TV and internet and a large bathroom in addition to its own security, a HVAC system and environmental monitoring sensors. Level one of the underground facility has common areas similar to a luxury hotel, the company said.
“Guests can enjoy the large home theater with seating for 15, a commercial grade kitchen, a recreation area, library and TV room,” Harry Norman reported. “The Facility is equipped with a full workshop, a separate business and conference center and fully equipped medical room.”
In other words, unlike the Czech pipe dream, the Atlanta bunker can not only withstand a direct nuclear blast, but is move in ready right now - a key selling point which no other "concept" apocalypse shelters have as of this moment.
Here is the full listing:
And here is what $17,500,000 (price is negotiable) gets you.