Houzz TV: Man Makes Himself at Home in a Missile Silo
You may have seen the article. Now watch the video of Alexander Michael’s subterranean missile-silo home in upstate New York
Our article on architect Alexander Michael’s 15-year mission of turning a decommissioned nuclear silo into a livable home launched readers into daydreams and disbelief. Now watch the video (click arrow above) of Michael descending underground to give a personal tour of the space, which includes a full kitchen, sleeping quarters and even the original launch control console.
Watch the video: Head underground to see this former missile silo
Michael turned the lower level of the control room into sleeping quarters. He designed the big platform beds with industrial wheels and grab rails. “It’s just like a kid’s fantasy in there,” he says.
Here Michael sits in the living room. The original curved concrete walls created resonant sound and radiated cold air. To fix this he draped the walls completely in quilted gray fabric. “It stops the convection of air hitting the walls and cooling down,” he says. “It helps kill the sound as well.”
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