America’s ‘safest’ home hits the market

You could survive for years in this home's bunker

New York Weekend Edition /
Oct.October 22, 2017 10:00 AM

A 30-minute drive from Atlanta, the Rice House has all the amenities you’d expect from an eight-bedroom mansion: a bowling alley, infinity pool, wine cellar and indoor shooting range, but, for almost $15 million, you also get the security of knowing you’re in one of the safest homes in America.

Built by a security architect who designed buildings for the U.S. Department of Justice for 20 years, Bloomberg News reports the bedrooms have ballistic doors that will could withstand fire from AK-47 assault rifles, while the entrance to a 30-car garage is hidden behind a waterfall. There’s also a 15,000-square-foot bunker could independently sustain residents for years without connecting to an external power source.

“This is a home where you could put a $20 million painting on the wall and sleep comfortably at night,” said Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty listing broker Paul Wegener to Bloomberg News.

The owner built the home over six years for $30 million so that it could become a family legacy, however his son didn’t see himself living in the ultra-secure mansion.

[Bloomberg News] — E.K. Hudson


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