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House Arrest


Great find by friend and fellow blogger, Bruce.

If you read this blog regularly, you have no doubt noticed my near-obsession with real estate. While I’m mostly preoccupied by New York residences for sale, I do always enjoy an unusual property elsewhere. This one meets the brief and how. This is a gorgeous, thoughtfully-renovated and restored Victorian house WITH AN ATTACHED WORKING JAIL. I want to have a party there so badly.

The weirdly-wonderful property is listed by the Fayette Historic Preservation Commission. The jail is accessed from an innocuous-looking door in the kitchen. That’s what they call on the home improvement shows a “bonus space.” While technically only a 2-bedroom house, if you count the 9 jail cells, it sleeps about 20 comfortably. Well, maybe not comfortably, exactly, but they do all have en suite bathrooms. That’s got to be a selling point.

Although the listing has gone viral, I imagine the easiest way to sell it is to post it in Serial Killer’s Monthly or at least on a BDSM website. I wonder if the local constabulary stops by periodically to make sure anyone locked up is there voluntarily. I wonder if the position comes with the property… In all seriousness, though, it would make a great movie or TV set, and it could be really fun for murder mystery parties or as an AirBNB.

You can check out the house (and all 70 impressive photos) on the listing page or you can contact Jeff Radel with House of Brokers Realty, Inc. at 855-750-0262.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “House Arrest

  1. When it comes to keeping up with the Jones’ being able to say « well, we have our own jail! » is definitely up there.

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  2. Great find indeed. I love brick buildings. My dad used to build these types of homes and buildings many years ago. Just beautiful!

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  3. The police tape would be a good selling point.

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  4. What a wonderful home. Just think of the stories it could tell. I love old homes.

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  5. I still don’t understand why my wife wouldn’t want to live there. Oh well, I’ll just continue to live in Greece, eh?

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  6. This one is different, I guess it goes back to the times when the jail was at the Sheriffs home

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  7. What an amazing property! The house itself is too small for my family demographic but I can imagine the possibilities if I accommodated the four boys in the jail.

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  8. “On suite bathrooms.” You kill me!

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  9. I need to be very careful about what I post today. I can think of a lot of possibilities. Some on the very dark side. Yes, my mind goes there and smiles. Hal

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  10. I hate COVID – I’d totally organize a road trip to do a viewing party.

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