Fifty years ago the United States and Russia were at the peak of the Cold War era. The Bay of Pigs U.S. invasion of Cuba and the Soviet erection of the Berlin War in 1961 were just a hint of what was to come in 1962 when the world seemed to be on the brink of a nuclear war.
In October 1962 President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in the ultimate “throw down” challenge. The possibility that one side may declare war on the other almost became a reality during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and many people on both sides lived in fear of a nuclear attack.
That period may be over, but some remnants of it remain in this list of homes for sale. They are a wonderful asset for Cold War buffs, or people who are looking for someplace to live that is a little bit different than the house with the white picket fence. Also a good idea if you are planning to make a sci-fi movie, or somewhere to send the kids when a timeout is in order. more
In an interesting twist, this luxury home in the Adirondacks was once a missile base. For those collectors who focus on the Cold War, this home includes everything you would want, including an inactive missile. For those who like unique homes, the underground living and decorating style are eclectic. For outdoor enthusiasts, the proximity of Lake Placid, Whiteface Ski resort, and Adirondack State Park will appeal to ... more
There are many different options available when purchasing this property. The listing price of $1,760,000 includes the missile silo home, the above ground cabin, additional undeveloped land, and even a partially completed runway. Other options include purchasing the home itself or the undeveloped land separately. more
One of the elements of the Cold War was the nuclear arms race between the two superpowers and their allies. The United States, Soviet Union, and other nations conducted tests to determine the impact on people, land and buildings in the event of a nuclear explosion. The Lookout Mountain Laboratory in Los Angeles, California was used to help the US government study the effects of a nuclear bomb and fallout. A group of... more
The Space Race was another important part of the Cold War, and the Jamesburg Earth Station was an integral part of that program. This station is located in Carmel Valley, CA and was the first location to receive images from Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969. It was also a communication station for AT&T until the early 2000s. This technology lover’s paradise includes the 97 foot satellite dish, a heliport,... more
The fact that the Cold War is over doesn’t necessarily mean that all potential threats to the US are gone, as proved by the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11. For those who are interested in a piece of Cold War history, and for those who want to be prepared in the event of an environmental threat or act of terrorism, survival condos are available. more
These condos are built on a former missile base, which may appeal to Cold War buffs. The units offer a unique combination of protection and community living, as each condo is part of a larger facility. They offer the physical protection and the ability to live off the grid with solar and wind power and its own generation. The facility also has hydroponic food and aquaculture facility so that families can live for an ... more
Whether someone is looking to purchase a piece of history, live in a unique and luxurious home, or own property that will offer protection against future events, these homes are a part of the Cold War brought back to life. Each property had its own role to play in a period filled with fear and suspicion that lead to many technological advancements used today. Owning a part of this period of time can help us remember ... more