Rare Missile Silo Base House

Price: $1,599,475
Acreage: 32
County: Wabaunsee
State: Kansas

Property Description

Here's a rare opportunity to buy your very own missile silo base that has been converted into an underground home. This property is extremely unique, popular, and has so much history! In the 1950s, the Atlas ICBM project was born out of a response to the Soviet space and missile programs and the threat of nuclear war. The Atlas E was one of the earliest generations of rocket systems designed to deliver an atomic warhead anywhere in the northern hemisphere. The structure alone cost the government $3.3 million dollars to build, not including the cost of the land, rocket, warhead, equipment, and staff. This is equivalent to around $27 million in today’s dollars!

This site was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1950s and was operated by the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until 1965, when it was decommissioned and abandoned by the military in favor of newer rocket technology. The structure is “semi-hardened,” which according to the Department of Defense means, “construction that provides protection against near-miss detonations of large general-purpose military bombs and direct hits from smaller munitions.” The structure requires thousands of cubic yards of special epoxy resin concrete and heavy rebar. It is the strongest structure in the county. It is in excellent condition and will last for generations to come.

The property includes a multi-level home, workshop, and event center. The 32 +/- acre estate is situated in the Kansas Flint Hills about 25 miles west of Topeka, Kansas, only about 10 miles off of Interstate 70, and within 2 hours of Kansas City International Airport. Throughout the years, this property has been featured on several television networks, including Oprah Winfrey, National Geographic, the History Channel, the Home and Garden Network, ABC, CBS, FOX, and Business Insider. The property holds great potential to continue its use as a secure private residence or further development into a unique tourist destination.

Property Features

  • 32 +/- secluded acres
  • 1/2 mile paved driveway
  • 8’ security fence around complex
  • 100'x40' new Quonset storage building
  • 450 sq. ft. caretaker’s cabin on outskirts of property
  • 2 observation towers
  • 2 sets of 4 solar panels with a battery system
  • 1 acre stocked pond with a dock, sand beach, and a rustic cabin
  • 1,700’ grass landing strip
  • Ceremonial tree and stone circle, plus firepit
  • RV electrical and sewer hookup
  • Rural water and cistern water storage
  • Garden spaces
  • Chicken coop and yard
  • Walnut tree grove
  • Apple and pear orchard
  • 11,000 sq. ft. underground shop/garage with 47 ton drive-in door
  • 2,000 sq. ft. of living space, plus a 3,500 sq. ft. great room with a stage
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms in living space
  • 2 potential bedrooms and sleeping nooks in great room
  • Domestic and commercial kitchens
  • Passive solar greenhouse entry with hot tub
  • 750 sq. ft. surface living space with full kitchen, laundry, and bath

Property Address

15513 Missile Base Rd., Eskridge, KS