On a scale of 1 to 10 for awesomeness, I’m sure this is at least a 12.
Reading Penny Arcade today led me to an eBay auction for, yes, an old decommissioned missile silo which used to house nuclear ICBMs. Apparently the place is a five underground buildings which total to over 45,000 square feet and connected by underground tunnels. One of the ceilings is 65 feet high! I’m not sure about you but this place has “Evil Lair” written all over it. Of course, I’d need a shark tank and an army of henchmen. Perhaps a bitchin’ evil swivel chair and buy a cat named Chauncey or something.
The old base sits on a 57-acre plot of land in the middle of nowhere in Washington State. Of course, being over fifty years old, nothing in the place actually works so you’d have to hire out some engineers to fit the place with electrics, plumbing, etc in addition to renovating the place to be livable. However, sky’s the limit if you have the imagination (and bankroll).
Cost? A mere $1,500,000 for your own evil genius lair. That doesn’t include any time machines or frickin’ lasers.
…and you can’t have an awesome evil lair without frickin’ lasers.