Looking for unique home? What do you think about former top-secret Hollywood military base? At first glance this ten bedroom and thirteen bathrooms mansion with views over the Sunset Strip looks like a typical Hollywood Hills home, but for the $6.3 million, you will get luxury home with its own bomb shelter.
53,000 square foot house was reportedly once used as a secret research facility for the military, and later converted the space into a film studio that produced a record 20,000 movies between 1947 and 1969. Legend has it that the erstwhile airforce base was used to unlock the secrets of atomic energy during WWII. According to Sotheby’s, the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station on Wonderland Avenue, LA, was built in 1941 as the main WWII air defence and radar communications headquarters on the west coast.
The home has few traces of its former use, although it still has a two-storey soundstage accessible only through and electric door. There are also 17 temperature and climate controlled film vaults, which new owners could potentially use as wine cellars.
Luxury house owned by an artist and judge also comes with a large free-form pool, four 100 foot long art galleries and a large underground parking garage with room for about 15 cars, as well as a parking lot that holds another 70. [Sotheby’s]