Buy This Missouri Home And You’ll End Up In Jail

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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.)