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London Cold War bunker turned luxury mansion wants $3.8M

Property was designed as a safe haven for citizens in the event of a Russian attack
November 12, 2016 02:00PM

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The Chislehurst home was formerly a nuclear bunker

A luxury London home remade from a 1950s-era nuclear bunker is on the market for about $3.8 million, or £3 million.

The red-brick property, in the exclusive London suburb of Chislehurst, was once home to a government-built Cold War doomsday bunker, complete with a backup generator for communications, Mansion Global reported. It had thick concrete walls and an air filtration system to protect citizens in the event of a Russian attack.

The building, now known as the “Glass House” because of a glass addition, has since been converted into a high-end mansion with five bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a 550-square-foot master suite and a formal dining room.

“The residents of Chislehurst were intrigued to find out what the deep excavations and thick concrete walls would contain in the wooded grounds,” according a description by the listing agent, JDM Estate Agents. [Mansion Global]Katherine Clarke