Call it the Wayne Manor of the South.

The cream-colored, colonnaded facade of the Rice House, situated on 3.5 acres just outside Atlanta, obstructs far more than a private theater, bowling alley, and infinity swimming pool.

A rendering of the sprawling vehicle vault.

Courtesy of Paul Wegener

The master and guest bedrooms have ballistic openings that can brave ardour from an AK-4 7 aggression rifle. The auto tomb is large enough to hold 30 motor vehicles and has only one enter designed to be concealed by a cascade. Secret entrances lead to a 15,000 -square-foot bunker in which an embattled owner could conceivably hole up for years, with off-grid influence and water drawn from three artesian well taught 1,000 feet into the dirt. The residence had its own security inventor who expended two decades designing fasten structures for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Listing fabrics boast “that its”” one of, if not the, safest home in America .”

” This is a residence where you could placed a $20 million depict on the wall and sleep comfortably at night ,” said listing agent Paul Wegener, of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.” The same extends for their own families .”

The entrepreneur who owns the Rice House devote six years and some $30 million to build his 36,000 -square-foot fortress of an property, Wegener told Bloomberg. And that was mostly for kicks.

These door fastens are not messing around.

Courtesy of Paul Wegener

” He said to me,’ If anyone wants to get me, they can find me at Chick-fil-A ,'” Wegener said. It was something of an academic employ to create an impassable home, a personal Batcave that the owner could peel his Bugatti Veyron out of.

It was just relisted for $14.7 million, a decline from the original $17.5 million. The owned likewise needs to be finished, which Wegener estimates would expense an additional$ 3 million to$ 5 million.

Courtesy of Paul Wegener

The owner schemed the Rice House as a family legacy, simply to learn that his son wasn’t interested in living there. The residence has been completely constructed, with eight bedrooms, 14 lavatories, three kitchens, a private museum, a wine cellar, an indoor shooting array, and commercial-grade elevators. But instead of layering on the finishes appropriate to his collecting of 18th century furniture, he left a blank canvas for the next owner.

” The mandatory was the best of everything ,” Wegener said. To create the foundation, workers dug down to bedrock and then carried down into it. The walls are made from extra-strength concrete reinforced with rebar. The automobile tomb primarily was designed with 18 column, but the owner pushed back until architects figured out a mode to use custom-made bridge beam, so no pillars would be needed to support the ceiling. The Rice House is highly energy-efficient, with geothermal heating and cool and a solar power system.

Though it’s not included in the listing–to maintain that hush-hush feel–the Rice House is in Country Club of the South, a manicured, gated society in Alpharetta, Ga ., about a 30 -minute drive northeast of primary Atlanta. Homes in the 733 -unit subdivision range from the high six anatomies up to, well, this.

An artistic give of the completed house.

Courtesy of Paul Wegener

Over the years, a number of notorieties have allegedly been owned homes in Country club of the South, among other issues withdrawn Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, Usher, Whitney Houston, and NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. The neighborhood has 19 tennis laws, an 18 -hole, golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, basketball courts, a concerted effort venue–and, of course, 24 -hour security.

Not that the new proprietors will need it.


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