Buy This Home and End Up in Jail!

    Buy This Home and End Up in Jail!

    Sep 03, 2020

    Buy this Missouri Home, presented by co-listing agents Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc., definitely illustrates the old saying “you never know what’s going on behind closed doors.”

    Listed at $350,000, it seems criminal to pass up a place with this much intrigue.

    The two-bedroom brick beauty, which dates back to the late 19th century, was formerly Howard County Sheriff’s House and Jail.

    While the listing notes that the 2,465-square-foot home underwent an “extensive renovation in 2005,” the basement-level jail cells are very much intact and add another 2,500 square feet to the space. In addition to the nine cells, there’s also a booking room, and even a half-bath.

    It’s almost got a Chip and Joanna Gaines-meets-Alcatraz vibe. Take a look!

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    This home certainly boasts a lot more curb appeal than a typical jail! The main level is just as lovely…

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    The ceiling and fireplace add as much character as the “characters” who may once occupied the adjoining jail!

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    Who wouldn’t mind “doin’ time” in this kitchen?!

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    If anyone complains about what’s being served for dinner, maybe a night or two downstairs with some jail grub will change their tune!

    Let’s head down and check out what the conditions would be like…

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    Make sure you have your ring of keys before letting the jail door slam behind you.

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    Looks like a two-level lock-up.

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    You can’t get much more authentic than this!

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    There’s no dining area, but…

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    …at least there’s a bathroom!

    Image credit: Jeffrey and Justin Radel of House of Brokers Realty, Inc.

    Bonus: Home security system! What used to keep people in, keeps intruders out!

    What a truly unique place to call home! (And, probably the best possible way to spend time in jail.)