…filthy rich and want to spend 70 million dollars on a new house…
All right, pretty old news, but an Israeli named Lev Leviev (sounds like some kind of fakihr, no?) bought a bulletproof house in a suburb of the London suburb (wait, what?).
“Bulletproof” is of course a misnomer – big enough bullet, and it will go through anything, but seriously bullet resistant is probably pretty accurate. How to do this? Well, if you want to have a bulletproof (let’s just stick with that word a while – you know what I mean) house, there’s a lot to consider. Walls, windows, roof, doors – everything would have to be manufactured specially, and even though these things would actually have a large impact on other things inside the house – insulation and dramatic noise reduction – it probably isn’t worth it in the long run. Kevlar, for example, has a life expectancy of about five years if it is at all exposed to moisture or heat, so there’s a point to add on your maintenance plan.
Your windows will be fine for a long time, of course, but they will be so heavy that the frames will either have to be steel or regular maintenance checks will be required to make sure they won’t come crashing down on top of anyone.
For all of us that don’t have 70 million $’s just burning holes in our pockets, a panic room might just be the best alternative.