Home With an Abandoned Jail in the Basement is the Strangest Zillow Find Yet
Picture this: You're a real estate agent and someone calls you up to list their house. They promise that it has some rather unconventional features but you've been doing this for a while. How bad could it really be?
Well, for one property in Vermont, we see what might just be a first. No, it isn't the upstairs bedroom with a window that is awkwardly on an angle to fit too large of a window on a small wall.
Instead, as we head around the property, we check out the wing that used to be a jail. The home description starts out with a line talking about how it was built in the 1880s, so we would be left to assume that the jail portion was put to rest in the distant past. However, as we keep reading, we learn that it was in service all the way up until 1969!
We're not exactly sure how this would sit with some homeowners. However, of course, there are definitely some who would be willing to look past it for the right deal. As the house currently sits contingent, waiting for closing, the current buyer seems to value the home at $149,000 for the 4 bed, 2 bath 2,190 sqft estate on a .94 acre lot.
Believe it or not, that doesn't seem to be too far off of the value of the neighborhood! Hey, maybe such a feature could even bring some "cool factor" to potential buyers.
Back in its heyday, the main home used to act as the jailer's residence with the attached north wall being the former Essex County Jail, says the listing. Imagine how creepy it must've been sleeping right next door to prisoners.
Anyways, if you're into the odd and obscure, it looks like this property is spoken for. However, if you like what you see, be sure to let us know over on our Facebook page and we'll be sure to bring you more of the same!