Be prepared for the worst and look beautiful too.
This subterranean Texas compound not only offers a ready-made shelter—but also a number of homely finishes and natural elements to boot.
Partially submerged beneath the soil of Salado – a city located about an hour’s drive north of Austin – this unique residence offers the perfect way to live low and through Judgment Day without completely sacrificing the comforts of modern life is ideal.
The two-bedroom, 2.5-bath single-family home offers more than 2,400 square feet of residential living space with one foot exposed to sunlight and the other within the earth.
HomeSmart agent Shirley Kopecky told The Post, “Located in the beautiful and best part of Salado, this home was thoughtfully and artfully designed by antique dealers who loved to entertain and show off their furnishings ” $425,000 listing This happened. “This house has all the bells and whistles and was prepared—at great expense—for uncertain weather.”
The first owners custom-built the dwelling with Santa Fe, New Mexico, so that once the concrete structure and its unusual layout were accepted, they could pick up the “Southwestern vibe” in a more deliberate, less functional home. part of aesthetics.
There’s a large kitchen, an attached garage, exposed brick walls and — on the “picturesque” .939-acre lot — views of a pond, a seasonal stream, lots of trees and a two-gated entrance. The listing advertises the home as “off-grid capable,” with hook-ups between a water well, two storage tanks, two rainwater tanks, a tankless water heater, three buried propane tanks, solar panels, a Lists generators and city water.
Should future owners wish to venture beyond their bunker, Mill Creek Golf Course is a short drive away and golf carts are kosher, too, if you’re not in the mood for car formality. They can be legally driven all over town.