Atlas-F missile silo converted to ultimate survival mansion

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Atlas-F missile silo converted to ultimate survival mansion

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NY’s Adirondack State Park – During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when the Cold War was escalating, the U.S. government built hundreds of Atlas-F missile silos (each for 18 million in 1961, with the rising cost of construction today one could barely fund the excavation.) to prepare the country for an attack that never came. Today, most of these silos lie abandoned and filled with water, monuments to a bygone era of American history and left to waste. But now, thanks to two entrepreneurial cousins, Bruce Francisco and Gregory Gibbons, one of these silos located in beautiful Adirondack State Park near Lake Placid is finding new life as a luxury home safe haven getaway complex accessible by plane or car. The real estate includes 20 acres of land with approximately 78 acres available as 10 approved building lots. The home is conveniently located to Montreal, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh and boast such outstanding year round activities as golfing, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and world class skiing.

The price, regrettably, is north of two megabucks. But when I finally marry that wealthy heiress this place is at the top of my shopping list. Bruce was nice enough to provide us with a high-resolution scan of the plan view, above, which (for the time being anyway) is exclusive to Make: Online. You can click on the image above to see it at 1000 pixels wide.

6 thoughts on “Atlas-F missile silo converted to ultimate survival mansion

  1. Colecoman1982 says:

    The good news is that, now that you’ve built your home in an old nuclear missile silo, it can survive almost anything other than a direct nuclear strike. The bad news is that, as an old nuclear missile silo, it, probably, still happens to be on the Russian and/or Chinese list of direct targets for when WWIII does start…

    1. joe says:

      I think underground silos are cool (ever since I saw that dude living in an old septic tank in the movie “gleaming the cube”), however I would want to dig a hole right next to it, going all the way down to the bottom level, and add an elevator. There is no way I would want to move a bed or a couch down those narrow stairways.

  2. kurtroedeger says:

    You think that if you’re selling a $2.3 million house, you would spend a couple hundred bucks and higher a decent web designer. Their pictures are all optimized for web display, making them look grainy and cartoony.

    That being said, I’m still jealous. This is something I’ve dreamed of for a while. I found a silo for sale by a government auction once, but part of the sale stipulation was that you had to seal the silo up and weren’t ever allowed to enter it. You were also responsible if anyone trespassed on your property and entered the silo too. No thanks to that. If I’m buying a 100 acres with a silo on it. I’m darned-tootin’ using that silo!

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