50 photos show how obsessed the wealthy are with underground mansions – Finance

  • Multimillion-dollar homes for 1 percent are hardly an eyebrow.
  • They, however, when they spread stories under the earth's surface.
  • Here are 50 photos that show how the rich are obsessed with underground houses.

For the rich, owning a luxurious house, not a rare feat.

But even for the richest people in the world, underground luxury mansions are extravagant costs.

But were these mansions built because of the desire for pure wealth, lack of space or paranoia (yes, luxury bomb shelters is a thing), for some they are compulsory. These photos show how obsessed super-rich with underground mansions.

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In the ski resort of St. Moritz in Switzerland sits a luxurious seven-story house, called "Lonsdaleit" or "Ice Palace".


In the ski resort of St. Moritz in Switzerland sits a luxurious seven-story house, called "Lonsdaleit" or "Ice Palace".
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In the ski resort of St. Moritz in Switzerland sits a luxurious seven-story house, called "Lonsdaleit" or "Ice Palace".

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider, Vimeo, and Vimeo

In the autumn of last year, it was registered on the market for 185 million dollars. Realtor Senad Adzem told CNBC that the house was "designed to make the fall of the billionaire's jaw."


In the autumn of last year, it was registered on the market for 185 million dollars. Realtor Senad Adzem told CNBC that the house was "designed to make the fall of the billionaire's jaw."
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In the autumn of last year, it was registered on the market for 185 million dollars. Realtor Senad Adzem told CNBC that the house was "designed to make the fall of the billionaire's jaw."

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider and CNBC

A large room of the house is covered with 35-foot windows from floor to ceiling on one wall …


A large room of the house is covered with 35-foot windows from floor to ceiling on one wall ...
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A large room of the house is covered with 35-foot windows from floor to ceiling on one wall …

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

… and the mink on the other wall.


... and the mink on the other wall.
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… and the mink on the other wall.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

There is also a library with red velvet furniture.


There is also a library with red velvet furniture.
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There is also a library with red velvet furniture.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider

The breakfast corner is also on the main level.


The breakfast corner is also on the main level.
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The breakfast corner is also on the main level.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

Its walls are decorated with 24 carat gold …


Its walls are decorated with 24 carat gold ...
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Its walls are decorated with 24 carat gold …

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

… and from the ceiling hangs a sculpture in the shape of an egg at 145,000 dollars.


... and from the ceiling hangs a sculpture in the shape of an egg at 145,000 dollars.
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… and from the ceiling hangs a sculpture in the shape of an egg at 145,000 dollars.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

You might think that this is your average luxury castle, built for the everyday billionaire, that is until you go downstairs …


You might think that this is your average luxury castle, built for the everyday billionaire, that is until you go downstairs ...
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You might think that this is your average luxury castle, built for the everyday billionaire, that is until you go downstairs …

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider

… in which the real extravagance begins. Underground amenities include a home theater, decorated with red …


... in which the real extravagance begins. Underground amenities include a home theater, decorated with red ...
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… in which the real extravagance begins. Underground amenities include a home theater, decorated with red …

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

… and also a wine cellar.


... and also a wine cellar.
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… and also a wine cellar.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider

And, perhaps, the most stunning feature of the house is the underground lake.


And, perhaps, the most stunning feature of the house is the underground lake.
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And, perhaps, the most stunning feature of the house is the underground lake.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider

Owners and guests can swim in the crystal clear waters of Swarovski.


Owners and guests can swim in the crystal clear waters of Swarovski.
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Owners and guests can swim in the crystal clear waters of Swarovski.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: Business insider

Guests can admire the Venetian artwork on the ceiling when they swim.


Guests can admire the Venetian artwork on the ceiling when they swim.
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Guests can admire the Venetian artwork on the ceiling when they swim.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

Another important pearl of the house is a private ski den.


Another important pearl of the house is a private ski den.
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Another important pearl of the house is a private ski den.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

Owners can ski and exit the private lift to get to the powder slopes of the Swiss Alps.


Owners can ski and exit the private lift to get to the powder slopes of the Swiss Alps.
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Owners can ski and exit the private lift to get to the powder slopes of the Swiss Alps.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

Inside the house, after a long day of skiing, the home spa center awaits.


Inside the house, after a long day of skiing, the home spa center awaits.
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Inside the house, after a long day of skiing, the home spa center awaits.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

Owners can also relax in the lounge …


Owners can also relax in the lounge ...
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Owners can also relax in the lounge …

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

A source: CNBC

… or in the Himalayan salt room.


... or in the Himalayan salt room.
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… or in the Himalayan salt room.

(CNBC / YouTube)

A source: CNBC

The inviting Turkish bath is also waiting …


The inviting Turkish bath is also waiting ...
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The inviting Turkish bath is also waiting …

(CNBC / YouTube)

A source: CNBC

… as well as a high-tech shower equipped with controls that can change lighting and color settings.


... as well as a high-tech shower equipped with controls that can change lighting and color settings.
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… as well as a high-tech shower equipped with controls that can change lighting and color settings.

(CNBC / YouTube)

A source: CNBC

There are other underground houses that correspond to the luxury of a Swiss castle.


There are other underground houses that correspond to the luxury of a Swiss castle.
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There are other underground houses that correspond to the luxury of a Swiss castle.

(Senad Adzem / Vimeo)

As, for example, in Rolling Hills, California.


As, for example, in Rolling Hills, California.
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As, for example, in Rolling Hills, California.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

This colossal, luxurious, 7.4-acre Spanish Hacienda took 17 years, and five of its six floors underground.


This colossal, luxurious, 7.4-acre Spanish Hacienda took 17 years, and five of its six floors underground.
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This colossal, luxurious, 7.4-acre Spanish Hacienda took 17 years, and five of its six floors underground.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz and Forbes

The house is the brainchild of John Z. Blazevic, the general director of Viva Food Group, who bypassed the zoning codes prohibiting the expansion of housing, building down into the ground.


The house is the brainchild of John Z. Blazevic, the general director of Viva Food Group, who bypassed the zoning codes prohibiting the expansion of housing, building down into the ground.
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The house is the brainchild of John Z. Blazevic, the general director of Viva Food Group, who bypassed the zoning codes prohibiting the expansion of housing, building down into the ground.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Forbes

The notorious underground mansion, called Hacienda de la Paz, occupies an area of ​​51,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and a garage for six cars.


The notorious underground mansion, called Hacienda de la Paz, occupies an area of ​​51,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and a garage for six cars.
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The notorious underground mansion, called Hacienda de la Paz, occupies an area of ​​51,000 square feet and has nine bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and a garage for six cars.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

One of the two tennis courts of the manor is on one of five underground levels.


One of the two tennis courts of the manor is on one of five underground levels.
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One of the two tennis courts of the manor is on one of five underground levels.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

When the owners do not use it for the yard, it doubles as a ballroom, which can accommodate 350 guests for dinner and a dance floor.


When the owners do not use it for the yard, it doubles as a ballroom, which can accommodate 350 guests for dinner and a dance floor.
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When the owners do not use it for the yard, it doubles as a ballroom, which can accommodate 350 guests for dinner and a dance floor.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

Hamam, a traditional Moorish spa, also sits underground and is one of two pools. The interior is made by hand from imported marble and sandstone, and 24-carat gold Venetian tiles is a space.


Hamam, a traditional Moorish spa, also sits underground and is one of two pools. The interior is made by hand from imported marble and sandstone, and 24-carat gold Venetian tiles is a space.
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Hamam, a traditional Moorish spa, also sits underground and is one of two pools. The interior is made by hand from imported marble and sandstone, and 24-carat gold Venetian tiles is a space.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

Pass around the estate – breeze – elevators take owners from floor to floor …


Pass around the estate - breeze - elevators take owners from floor to floor ...
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Pass around the estate – breeze – elevators take owners from floor to floor …

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

… for example, in a wine cellar, for example …


... for example, in a wine cellar, for example ...
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… for example, in a wine cellar, for example …

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

… or back to the open air, where the extravagance of the manor is just as unprecedented. The outdoor clay court is lined with comfortable seating for spectators.


... or back to the open air, where the extravagance of the manor is just as unprecedented. The outdoor clay court is lined with comfortable seating for spectators.
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… or back to the open air, where the extravagance of the manor is just as unprecedented. The outdoor clay court is lined with comfortable seating for spectators.

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

And why not throw one more pool into the mix?


And why not throw one more pool into the mix?
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And why not throw one more pool into the mix?

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Hacienda de la Paz

While the Hacienda de la Paz was born out of the desire for luxurious living spaces …


While the Hacienda de la Paz was born out of the desire for luxurious living spaces ...
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While the Hacienda de la Paz was born out of the desire for luxurious living spaces …

(Steve Brown / Sepia Productions Inc.)

A source: Forbes

… other underground houses were built from the paranoia of their owners.


... other underground houses were built from the paranoia of their owners.
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… other underground houses were built from the paranoia of their owners.

(Google Street View)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

Entrepreneur Jerry Henderson and his wife Mary built the "Underground House" in 1978 at the height of the Cold War as a luxury shelter for the bomb shelter.


Entrepreneur Jerry Henderson and his wife Mary built the "Underground House" in 1978 at the height of the Cold War as a luxury shelter for the bomb shelter.
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Entrepreneur Jerry Henderson and his wife Mary built the "Underground House" in 1978 at the height of the Cold War as a luxury shelter for the bomb shelter.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

The property is located 26 feet below the surface with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a six-foot pool and greenery, and a spa.


The property is located 26 feet below the surface with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a six-foot pool and greenery, and a spa.
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The property is located 26 feet below the surface with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a six-foot pool and greenery, and a spa.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

And although it is protected from the above elements, the owners still enjoy wide landscapes, thanks to the full-sized paintings that build the walls.


And although it is protected from the above elements, the owners still enjoy wide landscapes, thanks to the full-sized paintings that build the walls.
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And although it is protected from the above elements, the owners still enjoy wide landscapes, thanks to the full-sized paintings that build the walls.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

Henderson died in the 1980s, which led to a possible redemption of property before his current owner noticed it and spent more than $ 1 million to repair it.


Henderson died in the 1980s, which led to a possible redemption of property before his current owner noticed it and spent more than $ 1 million to repair it.
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Henderson died in the 1980s, which led to a possible redemption of property before his current owner noticed it and spent more than $ 1 million to repair it.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

In the late 1970s, Henderson paid about $ 10 million to build a house. It's about $ 40 million in today's money.


In the late 1970s, Henderson paid about $ 10 million to build a house. It's about $ 40 million in today's money.
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In the late 1970s, Henderson paid about $ 10 million to build a house. It's about $ 40 million in today's money.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: THE BEST in the USA

For a long time, property remained a mystery to its neighbors. But the owner recently opened it for the public during the gala.


For a long time, property remained a mystery to its neighbors. But the owner recently opened it for the public during the gala.
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For a long time, property remained a mystery to its neighbors. But the owner recently opened it for the public during the gala.

(BEST in the US / YouTube)

A source: Overview of the Las Vegas Journal

On the other side of the country is another luxury underground bomb shelter in Kansas within the framework of a project called Survival Condo.


On the other side of the country is another luxury underground bomb shelter in Kansas within the framework of a project called Survival Condo.
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On the other side of the country is another luxury underground bomb shelter in Kansas within the framework of a project called Survival Condo.

(Provided by the Survival Condominium Project)

A source: Business insider

The property of 20 million dollars covers 15 floors underground and is located inside the old rocket silo. Silos, like the underground house of Las Vegas, was built in the midst of the Cold War.


The property of 20 million dollars covers 15 floors underground and is located inside the old rocket silo. Silos, like the underground house of Las Vegas, was built in the midst of the Cold War.
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The property of 20 million dollars covers 15 floors underground and is located inside the old rocket silo. Silos, like the underground house of Las Vegas, was built in the midst of the Cold War.

(Provided by the Survival Condominium Project)

A source: Business insider

The project offers 12 houses for one family to homeowners who want to get the right way to prepare for potential catastrophic events.


The project offers 12 houses for one family to homeowners who want to get the right way to prepare for potential catastrophic events.
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The project offers 12 houses for one family to homeowners who want to get the right way to prepare for potential catastrophic events.

(Provided by the Survival Condominium Project)

A source: Business insider

The full-size block occupies 1,820 square feet and can accommodate from 6 to 10 people. Buyers are laying out $ 3 million for one, which includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a large room.


The full-size block occupies 1,820 square feet and can accommodate from 6 to 10 people. Buyers are laying out $ 3 million for one, which includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a large room.
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Полноразмерный блок занимает 1,820 квадратных футов и может вмещать от 6 до 10 человек. Покупатели выкладывают 3 миллиона долларов за один, который включает в себя три спальни, две ванные комнаты, кухню, столовую и большую комнату.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

Вместо естественных видов окна оснащены экранами, которые показывают живую съемку пейзажа снаружи.


Вместо естественных видов окна оснащены экранами, которые показывают живую съемку пейзажа снаружи.
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Вместо естественных видов окна оснащены экранами, которые показывают живую съемку пейзажа снаружи.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

Более щедрые удобства также включены, как домашний кинотеатр …


Более щедрые удобства также включены, как домашний кинотеатр ...
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Более щедрые удобства также включены, как домашний кинотеатр …

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

… плавательный бассейн длиной 75 футов с водной горкой …


... плавательный бассейн длиной 75 футов с водной горкой ...
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… плавательный бассейн длиной 75 футов с водной горкой …

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

… и тренажерный зал.


... и тренажерный зал.
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… и тренажерный зал.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

И если пребывание в тренажерном зале не является вашей сильной стороной, есть также стена для скалолазания.


И если пребывание в тренажерном зале не является вашей сильной стороной, есть также стена для скалолазания.
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И если пребывание в тренажерном зале не является вашей сильной стороной, есть также стена для скалолазания.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

Также предлагаются домашние животные – в комплексе есть парк для прогулок на собачьих упряжках.


Также предлагаются домашние животные - в комплексе есть парк для прогулок на собачьих упряжках.
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Также предлагаются домашние животные – в комплексе есть парк для прогулок на собачьих упряжках.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

Неплохо для приюта для приключений.


Неплохо для приюта для приключений.
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Неплохо для приюта для приключений.

(Предоставлено проектом Кондоминиума выживания)

Источник: Бизнес-инсайдер

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