A Missile Silo could be your next coolest home

A Missile Silo could be your next coolest home

New York is being offered from 20th Century Castles at $2.3 million could be your best luxury home, along with this other missile silo, and not to forget, it has its own private airport. It is spread over 20 acres. However, additional 85 acres are also available. The entire property consists of grounds, forest and trails. Above ground, the property features a hangar and spacious open living room and fireplace with wrap around porch. Below the ground, which is accessible by stairs was once a the launch control center. And, now is a two level, 2300 sq.ft., 3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath with open living area and kitchen adjoined by a spiral staircase.

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While many would still prefer our glass houses, or stone houses, look that the property also features a new well, 200 amp electrical service, phone, original 1800 gallon functional septic, contemporary fiber optic effect lighting with natural sunlight rendition back lighting and high circulation venting with two 18″ vent tubes.

As mentioned earlier, it has its own runway and huge doors open to a large tunnel, accessing the silo. The silo has an additional 20,000 square feet of space that can be used for unlimited possibilities. The silo also has climate constant/approx. 58 degree earth ambient temperature.

This is the most highly developed Atlas F site available today, and it is part of an exclusive airport subdivision on a (FAA approved) 2050′ runway. (It is fully accessable by road too). It has beautiful manicured grounds in a forest setting within the Adirondack State Park.  Breathtaking mountain views surround this lovely, secure home.  It has a 2000 sq. ft., home on the surface with an open floor plan, a large garage and a wrap around porch which hides the underground structure entryway.  The underground structure has been converted to a 2300 sq. ft. 2-story (3 bedroom, 2 bath) luxury home with fiber optic lighting and a contemporary finished interior.  The silo tube has all floors, spiral stairs and steel super-structure.  It includes a generator and new well.  Low taxes.  Privacy, security and unlimited possibilities.  No other like it anywhere.  Price $2.3 million

Back in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when the Cold War was hot, the U.S. government built hundreds of Atlas-F missile silos (for 18 Million each in 1961) to prepare the country for an attack that never came.  Today, most of these silos lie abandoned and filled with water, monuments to governments wastefulness and a bygone era. 

But now, thanks to two entrepreneurial cousins, one of these silos located in beautiful Adirondack State Park is finding new life as a luxury home with its own private airport.

Surely one of the most unique real estate properties you could own, the missile silo home sits on 20 acres (with 85 additional acres available) of manicured grounds, forest and trails.  Above ground, it features a hangar and spacious open living room and fireplace with wrap around porch.  Below ground, and accessible via stairs from above ground home in what was once the launch control center, now is a two level, 2300 sq.ft., 3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath with open living area and kitchen adjoined by a spiral staircase.

The site features a new well / 200 amp electrical service / phone / original 1800 gallon functional septic. Contemporary fiber optic effect lighting along with natural sunlight rendition back lighting. High circulation venting (two 18″ vent tubes), specifically designed to handle the demands of everyday living as well as those that may be posed in a crisis situation. (i.e. a nuclear or biochemical attack).

Huge doors open to a large tunnel that accesses the silo that has an additional 20,000 square feet of useable space with unlimited possibilities.  The perfect getaway home, it has its own direct runway access, its climate controlled and is capable of withstanding a nuclear hit. 

The Silo has a climate constant/approx. 58 degree earth ambient temperature.  It is 52′ diameter x 178′ deep / 9 floor steel superstructure. Entire steel superstructure hangs from gigantic spring suspension system designed to absorb shock of a direct nuclear hit.

Update

Hopmeier donated the keys to the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum. Hopmeier says the launch control pad and other ephemera preserved underground the last 60 years are a reminder of the courage, strength, and honor of the missileers from yesterday and today that keep the country safe. 

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