A listing from the realty company House of Brokers has caught the eyes of many startled people.What appeared to be a nice Victorian home, actually had a nightmarish addition.This listing included a fully operational jail with 9 cells!The Fayette, Missouri home was described as a 2-bed, 2-bath, single family brick home, at the price of just $350,000. The listing describes the house as a historic site. The agent, Jeffrey Radel, wrote “WAIT until you get to picture #30!! 1875 Howard County Sheriff’s House and Jail. Extremely unique opportunity!!”The home appears normal, until you enter the basement through a steel door in the kitchen and enter the perfectly preserved jail.It is unclear what law enforcement agency used this 2500 square foot jail, which includes a booking room, 1/2 bathroom, operational cell locks, and the original steel bunk beds.
The house became a well-discussed topic on the internet, as the strange story went viral. Many readers were concerned that potential buyers may be interested in the home for nefarious reasons, and that the advertising by the agent may encourage such ideas.Jeffrey Radel denies this, saying that the was just trying to capture buyers’ attention with a unique opportunity. He says he is encouraging potential buyers to rework the space for other purposes, such as wine tasting. Radel states that he just wants the home sold.The house is described as move-in ready, with an unfinished basement. It appears to have new hardwood floors, an electric fireplace, and a partially fenced-in backyard.
Without looking at the basement, it seems like a beautiful, normal home. Could the potential buyers use the space in the basement for something less terrifying, or will the police have to keep a close eye out on the happenings at this unique property?