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Missile silo up for sale, ready to become family home

Artist's illustration of log cabin and missile silo.Have you ever wanted a quiet little place in the mountains with a private runway and acres of land? If so, we've got the place for you. Oh yeah, it also comes with an Atlas F missile silo for a basement.

Boing Boing has come across a cozy little place that any future super-villain would be happy to call home on Sotheby's International Realty website. Situated in the scenic Adirondack Mountains of New York, this silo and air park were operational for a short time in 1961. Hundreds of these Atlas F missile silos were built across the U.S. in the 1960's in anticipation of attacks on the country.

As if the promise of moving into your very own missile silo isn't tempting enough, Sotheby's has recently dropped the price from $4.6 million USD to a mere $750,000. Not a bad deal if you're looking to save money on your lair so you can splurge on that death ray you've always wanted.

In addition to the house perched atop the missile, you may also be interested in the adjoining air craft hanger, seven buildings spread out over neighbouring acres of land and an additional log cabin with runway access. To get the whole package, it'll cost you $1.76 million USD.

While this home is rare, it certainly isn't the only one of its kind. Abandoned missile silos across the United States have been converted into these quirky-yet-spacious homes, giving those who are willing to do some major renovations thousands of square feet to run around in. One look at this real estate site will tell you that for those with the money, there are plenty of these properties available.

To see what it's like to actually live inside a missile silo, check out this video where one man takes a TV crew on a tour of his unusual 6,000 sq. ft. home in Kansas.

(Artist's rendering of property from 20th Century Castles)