During the Second World War, it became a common practice to build underground bunkers hidden beneath the landscape. Not only was it a clever way to protect soldiers and civilians from harm, it also allowed British forces to monitor their enemies without being noticed themselves.
One woman named Elizabeth Strutton purchased a World War II bunker in Cornwall, England that had been built in 1942 and spent five years converting it into a beautiful home! See for yourself!
Okay, somebody needs to call a mole-catcher!
The entry is one-of-a-kind.
It even has office space…
Some people would be fine with a normal house, but not Strutton. According to NTD Television, she said, “It is a magical fortress. You are at the end of the world and living history. You don’t know what you’re letting yourself in for when you take this kind of thing on, but I know I live in the best place in the world now.”
And a luxury living room…
Plus a full kitchen!
Strutton originally purchased the bunker for about $200,000. It took five years to convert the space into a modern, albeit underground, home.
A pool table sure helps to pass the time during a war…
The bathroom is completely modern!
Better than most apartments, there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large living area. There are no windows, but sun tubes allow natural light into the unit.
As lovely as it is now, it goes without saying that it was not easy to make, but that is usually how things are with all things that are worth having. According to Strutton, “The building process was very difficult. It hasn’t been done before so the builders weren’t used to this kind of space. It took much longer and much more money than expected.”
What a cheerful paint color!