Kicker – Jail for sale

NICK EICHER, HOST: If you’re in the market for a house with lots of character, well, listen up. 

A charming historic 4-bedroom home built in 1878 is for sale in the quaint riverside town of Guildhall, Vermont.

The property listing mentions recent renovations such as radiant floor heat, replacement windows, and a repaired dormer. And a jail! 

REICHARD: That’s the character part. 

See, the house was built for the jailer of Essex county with a prison block attached to the house for several inmates. Cut down on his commute time to work that way. 

The jail’s not been used as a jail for more than 50 years, but the thick steel bars still look serviceable. 

As real estate agent Jennifer Allen told WPTZ…

ALLEN: There will not be another person probably that you would ever know in your life that owns a jailers house and an attached jail.

And if that’s what’s important to you, then the fact that the price tag has doubled in just two years’ time ought not really to matter.

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(Photo/New York Post, via Twitter)

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