Johns Creek, Georgia, is probably the last place that comes to mind when you think of danger. In 2017, the upscale city just north of Atlanta ranked third on USA Today’s list of "50 best cities to live in.” But it is here, nestled against the serene banks of the Chattahoochee River and beyond the legendary gates of the Country Club of the South, that you’ll find a veritable suburban Fort Knox.
The Rice House Atlanta, reportedly modeled after the Acropolis of Athens, spans an intimidating 36,000 square feet and sits on more than three acres. Even in its current unfinished state, the one-of-a-kind residence billed as “one of the safest homes in America,” is an impenetrable fortress equipped with every high-tech security feature you can think of. We’re talking hidden passageways, a 15,000-square-foot bunker, a bank vault, ballistic doors, impenetrable walls and more.
And the craziest part is, it can be yours. The home is currently priced at $14.7 million, though it will go to auction with a starting bid of $3.9 million next week.
(Did you hear that? That’s the sound of the hundreds of paranoid millionaires jumping with joy.)
“This is a unique opportunity to complete a true masterpiece,” listing agent Paul Wegener, of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, said in a press release. “While the estate currently stands as a stately fortress with the necessary foundations to last a thousand years, it has the potential to be an extraordinary presidential or diplomatic compound, equipped with amenities to provide a luxurious, private lifestyle.”
Want a peek inside? Well, now’s your chance: