Batman fan builds his own $150,000 Batcave in basement

Much like Wayne Manor, the real selling point of Chris Weir's home in Middletown, Delaware, is what lies underground.

When the lifelong Batman fan and his wife bought their suburban home in 2006, it was largely because it had enough basement space for Weir to construct his dream: his own Batcave.

Two and a half years and $150,000 later, the father of two had constructed his own subterranean lair, accessed through a hidden door in a bookcase that's opened using a switch on a bust of William Shakespeare, just like on the 1960s Batman television series. Inside, as you can see in the video below, is a home theater made to look like a cave (naturally); it also houses what Weir describes as his "most prized possession": a Batsuit featured in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Although Weir's wife claims to be fine with her husband's expensive fixation -- "I'm proud of what he's done," she says, "I think it's really, really cool" -- his oldest son looks as if he's had about enough of Dad's Batman nonsense.

(via Laughing Squid)

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