Buy Your Own Piece of Armageddon
Be the envy of every other survivalist and have your own converted cold-war Atlas-F missile silo home! You too can live in complete cold war safety and luxury. The converted missile launch site is marketed as a getaway, luxury home, and in my opinion is every survivalist’s dream. The property includes its own private runway, 2000 square foot luxury home above ground with master suite, a private airstrip, and a hangar/garage. Below ground, past the 2000 lb. blast doors and three feet of reinforced concrete built to withstand brutal missile assaults lies two additional stories of space in the converted control room where you will find two additional suites with luxury marble Jacuzzi baths and an escape hatch to your private hangar.
The cold war era missile silo is located in the luxury subdivision and retreat NY17 Adirondack Airpark Estates, located in upstate New York. The silo was converted by Francisco Builders, LLC. On top of the control room they built the luxury home and then converted the underground control room itself. Just imagine living in luxury where “the button” literally would have been pushed to start World War 3. Other features of the underground section of the home include a full surveillance system that provides a 360 degree view of the entire property, high circulation venting, and its own separate kitchen.
The converted control room connects to an additional 20,000 sq. feet of empty missile silo. Don’t know what to do with that much space boasting a stable 58 degree underground environment with unique acoustic properties? I can only imagine the worlds most secure wine cellar and sound production room will have a certain appeal to some. Of course, I could imagine that owning a secret underground lair for plotting Armageddon would have its own appeal to those prospective buyers with a few less scruples.
There are other nearby luxury lots available for sale in the NY 17 Subdivision where the silo-home is located, but there is only one Silo-Home. You just cannot match the combination of privacy, security, novelty, and nostalgia of living in such a relic. Because of this, the silo-home has been featured on many TV shows including HGTV’s Extreme Homes.
Since the Russians knew that the site was obsolete and decommissioned before the SALT treaty, you don’t have to worry about a nuke dropping on your doorstep. Also, there is no weird contamination in the area, the Department of Environmental Conservation checked for you.
If you are considering buying this little piece of Armageddon, Bruce Francisco of Francisco Builders LLC stated “Yes, (sic) still on the market, (sic) original cost was 2.3M, but I believe if your (sic) serious the owner will consider all offers.” Bruce’s company remodeled the silo for living.
For stories of people who currently live in missile silos:
Bruce Townsley in Oplin, Texas http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7244
The Pedens in Eskridge Texas http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/16730
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
This would make a great supervillain lair. If only the credit market didn't collapse
Posted by Matt in Florida on 05/06/09 at 08:35 AM
And if you take the scaffolding and ladders out, it's got a conveniently located deep pit to throw your enemies into.
Posted by Jmonkeh on 05/06/09 at 09:48 AM
Nice to see someone else had the same idea I did. This would be so cool!
Posted by DownCrisis on 05/06/09 at 10:42 AM
Matt, a true supervillain wouldn't be hampered by a credit collapse. You need a scheme. Or a plot.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 05/06/09 at 11:05 AM
maybe dr. evil will buy it.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/09 at 05:46 PM
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