Luxury pad with its own launch pad: Family live in converted former missile base bought for $48,000
At ground level there is nothing out of the ordinary about the former Atlas E missile base in Dover, Kansas.
But delve below the surface and beyond the military detritus and you will soon discover a subterranean wonderland.
Ambitious Edward Peden spent 12 years converting the bunker into the place he now calls home.
Where once there was a cutting-edge missile ready to be deployed at the height of the Cold War, there are now homely rugs, sofas and even a few bongos.
The former schoolteacher purchased the 37 acre site in 1983 for $48,000, converting one third of the 18,000 square feet silo into a living space for his family.
When he initially drove out to investigate the area, near his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, most of the concrete tunnel labyrinth was flooded with rainwater.
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