Gorgeous Victorian house put on sale for £280k and it has a jail in its basement

A gorgeous two-bedroom home from the Victorian era has gone on sale for $350,000 (£280,000) – but it hides a rather quirky feature in the basement.

First built in 1875, the Missouri home has many of the stable home features – namely bedrooms, bathrooms and a nine-cell jail.

Yes, you didn’t misread that.

Underneath the red brick family home is a whole jail complex which has been advertised as “the best part” of the whole house.

The listers, House of Broker Realty said of the house: “Extremely unique opportunity.

“Extensive renovation in 2005 captures modern high end finishes with traditional architecture and character.

“This home is 2,465 sq ft with three levels of living area, two-bedroom, 1.5 baths, high-end finish throughout, appears to have been totally rewired, repulsed and new HVAC zoned system installed.

“And the best part, connected to the home is a 2,500 sq ft legitimate jail with nine cells, booking room and a bath. The cell door lock throws appear to be operational.

“Full basement under the home with lighting throughout. Possibilities are amazing with this property.”

It’s unsurprising there is a jail inside the property as it was used as a sheriff’s house complete with a jail block in the past.

Both the house and jail were put on the market on Monday.

Mike Diamond, executive director of Fayette Main Street Inc, said there was hope a new owner could also run it as an Airbnb or as a new business, such as a craft brewery.

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Meanwhile, a one-bedroom flat in New York caused a stir among potential buyers.

The property looks fairly normal but it's still managed to gain a lot of attention on social media.

It was shared on Reddit – with many thinking the description is far too raunchy for a home.

However, the listing is no longer available on the real estate company's website, so it's unclear if it's been removed or whether it was a fake post.

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