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The Most Jaw-Dropping Real Estate Listings of 2020

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is to browse real estate listings of houses I’ll never buy. Clearly, I’m not alone, because there are certain houses on the market that are so over-the-top, they have been shared on social media tens of thousands of times. Are you curious to take a peek inside of some of the most unique homes that have circulated the market in 2020? Here at Inspiring Home, we’ve taken the time to scour Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and Hubzu for the most incredible and jaw-dropping listings.

Fayette, Missouri, built in 1875. Credit: Realtor.com

15. This House in Missouri Has its Own Adjoining Jail 

At first glance, this house in Fayette, Missouri looks like your average Victorian era home. Originally built in 1875, it has a beautiful brick siding, and tons of curb appeal. The house has been completely renovated, so it has all of the modern luxuries you’d want in a house, in addition to beautiful antique details. But it isn’t until you get around image 30 that you see something strange in the kitchen. There is a metal door that looks like a vault. Once it’s open, you immediately enter a vintage jail.

The vault door in the kitchen leads to the hidden jail. Credit: Realtor.com

This building is called the 1875 Howard County Sheriff’s House and Jail. Years ago, the Sheriff lived right next to the people he was imprisoning. If there is any house that would be a contender for a haunting, this is probably it. According to the listing, the main house only has two bedrooms. But if you’re planning to have a crazy slumber party in the jail, there’s plenty of extra places to sleep.

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