Gallery: SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious...

This upstate New York home may look like a single-level hunting lodge on the surface, but delve a little deeper and you'll find that it actually conceals a luxurious, bunker-style underground wing that was built in an old missile silo. During the Cold War era, hundreds of missile silos were built across the United States, but most have been left forgotten and in disrepair. Bruce Francisco and his cousin Gregory Gibbons saw the potential in this silo located in the Adirondack State Park, and turned it into SiloHome, a gorgeous residence with 2,300 extra square feet of hidden, subterranean living space.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



3 Comments

  1. Qld_ker June 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I LOVE this home!! What an amazing feat of engineering. The transformation of something fairly useless into a sustainable housing solution is fantastic. With 20 years dedicated to the project, and such a cleverly understated home above the surface – wow! Well done guys, I am in awe. I have a couple hundred acre property in Australia that I will be using this as inspiration to achieve a similar outcome. Brilliant.

  2. RE wonk March 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I don’t understand why Inhabitat thinks this property is newsworthy. It’s just some super-big, super-expensive property with a weird architecture on a weird site. I thought Inhabitat was supposed to be about green and clean???

  3. BlueOak March 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Very cool facility – would love to explore it.

    But “paranoia?” I think not since the location is no longer secret. A key value of this place would have been its hidden location.

    Here it is on Google maps – took 3 minutes to find:

    http://goo.gl/maps/ri6tG

    or if you don’t trust the short version of the Google link:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Saranac,+NY&ll=44.601423,-73.850763&spn=0.012238,0.01929&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Saranac,+Clinton,+New+York&t=h&z=16