This historic home comes with its own private prison in the basement
If you buy this house in Missouri and decide to imprison yourself inside, you’ll have no choice but to stay inside.
According to Realtor.com, a brick-lined Victorian property in the city of Fayette has just been put up for sale for the price of $350,000. Some of the property’s features include stained glass windows, a farmhouse sink in a large kitchen, and just off the kitchen is a metal door that leads to a jail in the basement. The property also features a basement that has been converted into a living space.
The listing proclaims, “Extremely unique opportunity!! “, and the accompanying photos show the stark contrast between the home’s soothing neutral color scheme and the gloomy, institutional grays of the downstairs lockup, which spans 2,500 square feet and contains nine cells. “Extremely unique opportunity!!” says the listing.
A deeper scroll through the photographs reveals closed grates over the windows, sliding gates, metal-framed bunk beds, a chamber with benches lining the walls, and a booking area.
The advertisement, which is being represented by Jeffrey Radel of House of Brokers, also includes the remark that “Possibilities are incredible with this property.”
This estate underwent a significant makeover in 2005, which the listing states “allegedly” cost $1.5 million. The home was originally constructed in 1875 as a sheriff’s residence and jail. It is not quite apparent whether or not the construction continued into the basement of the large house.
The main home, on the other hand, is three stories tall and has a total living space of 2,465 square feet. There are crown moldings lining the ceiling of the dining room in addition to the arched windows, fireplaces, and coffered ceilings that are found throughout the home. Sliding pocket doors with decorative locks provide entrance to a living area, and the kitchen features a plenty of storage space across a number of cabinets and drawers of varying depths. The only full bathroom in the house features a stand-up shower and a claw-foot bathtub; also, an attic with sloped ceilings provides additional space that can be used in many ways.
Over the course of the weekend, the listing swiftly spread over Twitter, where it was met with a number of tweets that became viral and individual replies.
Some people showed a serious curiosity. Tweeting to her 8,545 followers with the question, “Who wants to look at a late night horror house with me?,” author Natalie Zina Walschots posed the question.
Meanwhile, a lawyer in Texas named Ryan Clinton expressed shock, saying, “Beautiful.” Beautiful. Beautiful. WHAT UP WITH THAT?
Others offered their thoughts on its cost.
Curtis “Ovid” Poe is quoted as saying, “It took me a while to figure out why this lovely mansion was so reasonably priced.”