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For Sale: an Old Missile Base That's Been Turned Into a Home

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These days, $1.5M buys not one, not two, but three old Nike missile bases, each measuring 5,000 square feet. One of 'em's got a kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, a pool, and a Jacuzzi, another's got the garage spade, and the third—well, we're not entirely sure what's up with that one. Located on some 15 acres somewhere in southeast Indiana, the compound also includes four stables and—because no life on a missile base would be legit without it—a barbed wired-topped chain-link fence. As for the site itself: it was once part of Project Nike, the army's plan to develop anti-aircraft missiles during the '40s and '50s. ("Nike" as in the Greek goddess of victory, not the sneaker company.) As for the brokerage: 'twas founded by a Kansas couple who live in a refurbished missile base in Kansas. They're such a fan of the lifestyle that they now represent dozens of similar properties through their firm, which is called, amazingly, 20th Century Castles.

· Nike Missile Base, Southeast Indiana [20th Century Castles]
· About Us [20th Century Castles]