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Michigan estate complete with 5,000 square foot DOOMSDAY BUNKER goes on the market for $6 million

Bynewsmagzines

Mar 4, 2023
A sprawling 323-acre compound in Michigan complete with a 5,000-square-foot doomsday bunker has gone on sale for $6 million

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A sprawling 323-acre compound complete with a 5,000-square-foot doomsday bunker has gone on sale for $6 million in Michigan.

Buried deep in the woods, the expansive property has been described as ‘unprecedented’ and perfect for a ‘self-sustaining lifestyle.’

But the home’s ‘piece de resistance,’ according to its advert, is its 30-foot-deep bunker which connects to the main home via an underground tunnel.

It is decked out with a soundproof gun range, two kitchens, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two concealed entrances and exits.

And it even features a raised plant bed with lights to stimulate food growth, 

Bunkers have become increasingly trendy among America’s wealthiest as the pandemic, climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left many worried about the future of the world. 

A sprawling 323-acre compound in Michigan complete with a 5,000-square-foot doomsday bunker has gone on sale for $6 million

A sprawling 323-acre compound in Michigan complete with a 5,000-square-foot doomsday bunker has gone on sale for $6 million

A sprawling 323-acre compound in Michigan complete with a 5,000-square-foot doomsday bunker has gone on sale for $6 million

The home's 'piece de resistance' is its 30-foot bunker, the property listing states, which is connected to the main house

The home's 'piece de resistance' is its 30-foot bunker, the property listing states, which is connected to the main house

The home’s ‘piece de resistance’ is its 30-foot bunker, the property listing states, which is connected to the main house

The 30-foot-deep bunker, which is reminiscent of those installed by apocalypse preppers, features a raised plant bed with lights to stimulate food growth, a soundproof gun range, two kitchens up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two concealed entrances and exits

The 30-foot-deep bunker, which is reminiscent of those installed by apocalypse preppers, features a raised plant bed with lights to stimulate food growth, a soundproof gun range, two kitchens up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two concealed entrances and exits

The 30-foot-deep bunker, which is reminiscent of those installed by apocalypse preppers, features a raised plant bed with lights to stimulate food growth, a soundproof gun range, two kitchens up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two concealed entrances and exits

A bathroom in the 5,000-square-foot bunker which is described as 'boasting all one could ever require or desire for off-grid living'

A bathroom in the 5,000-square-foot bunker which is described as 'boasting all one could ever require or desire for off-grid living'

A bathroom in the 5,000-square-foot bunker which is described as ‘boasting all one could ever require or desire for off-grid living’

The mansion, which also includes two private lakes and a greenhouse, is being sold by Mary Noneman of Five Star Real Estate.

‘The most unique experience upon entering is the 5000 square-foot-bunker, boasting all one could ever require or desire for off-grid living,’ the listing reads. 

It adds more than $10 million went into the property’s development. It was originally listed for $7 million but its price has since dropped to $5,999,9999.

‘This magnificent and unusual, potentially off-grid compound includes an approximately 13,500 square foot mansion overlooking a beautiful lake, a 5000 square foot bunker, gorgeous greenhouse and expansive pole barn,’ states the ad.

‘The grand mansion boasting a double height, gracious entry foyer is replete with five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and three powder rooms.’

The main residence features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Three other homes also sit on the property including one designed for a caretaker, a stone cottage and a lakeside residence.

The estate offers a range of ‘recreational possibilities’ which include a movie-theatre, an in-home spa and lap pool, infrared and dry saunas, a steam room and a yoga studio. 

What’s more there is a decorative fountain on the ‘professionally landscaped’ grounds.

The bunker can be accessed from the main 13,500-square-foot mansion via an underground tunnel, pictured

The bunker can be accessed from the main 13,500-square-foot mansion via an underground tunnel, pictured

The bunker can be accessed from the main 13,500-square-foot mansion via an underground tunnel, pictured 

Stories of so-called 'doomsday preppers' - people who hoard resources and formulate plans in case of the apocalypse - have become more prevalent in the aftermath of the pandemic

Stories of so-called 'doomsday preppers' - people who hoard resources and formulate plans in case of the apocalypse - have become more prevalent in the aftermath of the pandemic

Stories of so-called ‘doomsday preppers’ – people who hoard resources and formulate plans in case of the apocalypse – have become more prevalent in the aftermath of the pandemic

Bunkers have already become a must-have among the ultra-wealthy as some companies even specialize in offering 'luxury' bunkers

Bunkers have already become a must-have among the ultra-wealthy as some companies even specialize in offering 'luxury' bunkers

Bunkers have already become a must-have among the ultra-wealthy as some companies even specialize in offering ‘luxury’ bunkers 

More than $10 million has been plunged into the property, its advert states, though it is on the market for $6 million

More than $10 million has been plunged into the property, its advert states, though it is on the market for $6 million

More than $10 million has been plunged into the property, its advert states, though it is on the market for $6 million

Raised plant beds in the bunker are complete with lights to help food grow, allowing owners to become totally self-sufficient should they need to

Raised plant beds in the bunker are complete with lights to help food grow, allowing owners to become totally self-sufficient should they need to

Raised plant beds in the bunker are complete with lights to help food grow, allowing owners to become totally self-sufficient should they need to 

A kitchen in the bunker is pictured. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman previously claimed that at least half of his fellow Silicon Valley billionaires have acquired some form of ‘apocalypse insurance’ in the shape of such hideaways, either in the U.S. or abroad

A kitchen in the bunker is pictured. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman previously claimed that at least half of his fellow Silicon Valley billionaires have acquired some form of ‘apocalypse insurance’ in the shape of such hideaways, either in the U.S. or abroad

A kitchen in the bunker is pictured. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman previously claimed that at least half of his fellow Silicon Valley billionaires have acquired some form of ‘apocalypse insurance’ in the shape of such hideaways, either in the U.S. or abroad 

Property website Zillow offers a 3-D tour of the bunker

Property website Zillow offers a 3-D tour of the bunker

Property website Zillow offers a 3-D tour of the bunker 

There is also a gated garden area which features chicken coops and two car garages.

Additional features listed on the advert include the ‘onyx, marble and ceramic’ tiles in its bathrooms, crystal chandeliers and ‘tremendous closet space’ along with central conditioning and a home surround system and heated driveway.

The entry foyer has double heigh ceilings while the kitchen is decked out with marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

‘Step outside and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or glass of wine on the partially enclosed deck, spanning the entire backside of this immense home,’ states the listing. 

‘A separate office featuring a custom wooden double door arched entryway and a beautiful fireplace within allows one to work in the comfort of one’s own home,’ it continues.  

Stories of so-called ‘doomsday preppers’ – people who hoard resources and formulate plans in case of the apocalypse – have become more prevalent in the aftermath of the pandemic.

The stunning property includes two private lakes and three extra homes aside from the main residence

The stunning property includes two private lakes and three extra homes aside from the main residence

The stunning property includes two private lakes and three extra homes aside from the main residence

It also features a range of 'recreational possibilities' which include a movie-theatre, an in-home spa and lap pool, infrared and dry saunas, a steam room and a yoga studio.

It also features a range of 'recreational possibilities' which include a movie-theatre, an in-home spa and lap pool, infrared and dry saunas, a steam room and a yoga studio.

It also features a range of ‘recreational possibilities’ which include a movie-theatre, an in-home spa and lap pool, infrared and dry saunas, a steam room and a yoga studio.

An indoor lap swimming pool is pictured in the main house of the stunning estate

An indoor lap swimming pool is pictured in the main house of the stunning estate

An indoor lap swimming pool is pictured in the main house of the stunning estate 

The main home is also said to feature high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and 'tremendous closet space' and a surround system

The main home is also said to feature high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and 'tremendous closet space' and a surround system

The main home is also said to feature high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and ‘tremendous closet space’ and a surround system

It also comes complete with a central conditioning system and a heated driveway.

It also comes complete with a central conditioning system and a heated driveway.

It also comes complete with a central conditioning system and a heated driveway. 

Bathrooms in the property are decked out with 'onyx, marble and ceramic' tiles, reads its advert

Bathrooms in the property are decked out with 'onyx, marble and ceramic' tiles, reads its advert

Bathrooms in the property are decked out with ‘onyx, marble and ceramic’ tiles, reads its advert

The property was initially listed for $7 million but its price has been dropped to $5,999,999

The property was initially listed for $7 million but its price has been dropped to $5,999,999

The property was initially listed for $7 million but its price has been dropped to $5,999,999

And the issue has been exacerbated by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s continued talk of deploying nuclear weapons since his invasion of Ukraine.

A December 2022 study revealed that four in ten Americans now believe we are ‘living in the end of times.’

Meanwhile many billionaires have been preparing their own bunkers for years. 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is said to have huge shelters under every single one of his homes. 

And several companies – including Czech firm Oppidum – specialize in supplying ‘ultra-luxury’ bunkers in case of the apocalypse.

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has previously claimed that at least half of his fellow Silicon Valley billionaires have acquired some form of ‘apocalypse insurance’ in the shape of such hideaways, either in the U.S. or abroad. 

And the idea has gained popularity thanks to the post-apocalyptic series The Last of Us, which features prepper named Bill who sets up a fenced community for himself to survive. 

Last year a 38-year-old homemaker from Missouri became a viral sensation after opening up about her intensive doomsday preparations.

The mansion sits in a 323-acre plot of land buried in the woods of Battle Creek, Michigan

The mansion sits in a 323-acre plot of land buried in the woods of Battle Creek, Michigan

The mansion sits in a 323-acre plot of land buried in the woods of Battle Creek, Michigan 

A 'state-of-the-art commercially sized greenhouse,' is also situated on the property, complete with sprinkler system

A 'state-of-the-art commercially sized greenhouse,' is also situated on the property, complete with sprinkler system

A ‘state-of-the-art commercially sized greenhouse,’ is also situated on the property, complete with sprinkler system

'Step outside and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or glass of wine on the partially enclosed deck, spanning the entire backside of this immense home,' states the listing

'Step outside and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or glass of wine on the partially enclosed deck, spanning the entire backside of this immense home,' states the listing

‘Step outside and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee or glass of wine on the partially enclosed deck, spanning the entire backside of this immense home,’ states the listing

These included installing a hidden bunker in her home, loading up on defense weapons, and stockpiling enough food to last her family for two years.

Rowan MacKenzie first began stocking up her cupboards more than a decade ago, believing that she needed to be prepared for a time ‘when s*** goes south’ and ensure that she and her family have enough food and supplies to survive in any eventuality.

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