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In pictures: House, detached, with nuclear missile silo

This house comes with a seven-floor underground Cold War missile silo, launch control centre, and private runway. Oh, and it’s also bomb-proof.

Image: Select Sotheby's International Realty

SURE, CHRISTMAS IS a time for peace, love and goodwill – but just to be on the safe side, how about this bomb-proof house with its very own underground nuclear missile silo?

The home looks fairly normal from outside (well, except for the fact that it has its own runway). But underneath it is a 176ft deep “super hardened” Atlas F missile launching silo, protected by blast doors and built to withstand a 200lb/inch blast.

It comes with its own Launch Control Centre and sits underneath massive doors weighing 90 tonnes each. The silo is seven floors deep. Some of that has been converted into living space, but the rest is original, rusting cast iron stairways.

Sadly, the original missile is not included. The house is on the market for the frankly bargain price of $750,000 from Select Sotheby’s International Realty.

Here’s a slideshow of the interior:

In pictures: House, detached, with nuclear missile silo
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    The house lies in the picturesque Adirondack mountains...
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    Exterior of the house - with private jet, natch
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    The above-ground area of the house - with all-mod-cons kitchen, work space, and flat screen TV
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    The entrance into the silo from the house
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    Looking down the stairwell
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    The reinforced blast doors protecting the silo
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    A converted area underground
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    Is your bedroom this big?
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    Spiral staircase leads down...
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    It's fully plumbed in...
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    The underground passage to the missile chamber itself
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    Inside the silo chamber
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    Inside the silo chamber
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    Looking down to the bottom of the silo
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    A rusting spiral staircase inside the chamber
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    Inside the silo chamber
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    A diagram of the original layout

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