The bunker was built as a combination playroom and fallout shelter
Somebody really loved this spacious Spanish-style residence in Sierra Madre, and it shows in how well maintained the place is. The arches have been restored, the casement windows and French doors have been replaced, and the deck outside one of the bedrooms has been upgraded, too. The house features a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the living room, a dining room, and bright kitchen.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house measures 2,460 square feet and shares the almost quarter-acre property with an honest-to-goodness bunker. No joke: According to the original permits with the City of Sierra Madre, the structure was listed as “a fallout shelter and playroom,” listing agent Jo Von Tiehl tells Curbed.
Now, the former fallout shelter functions as a guesthouse or possible rental. Current owner did the major renovations on the fallout shelter about ten years ago that turned it from “a box above the bomb shelter” into a very nice little guesthouse, says Von Tiehl.
The bunker has a kitchen, a bathroom, hookups for a washer and dryer, and a bedroom, which likely benefits from the heavy-duty walls (reportedly two feet thick).
The guesthouse/bunker and the main house are “well distanced from the other