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Ohio home with two jail cells quickly finds a buyer



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From the skin, 117 N. Brandon Ave. in Celina, Ohio seems like your stereotypical Seventies construct. However on the within, it’s house candy slammer.

The newly listed house comes with not one, however two jail cells. And now that the home is in contract to promote, The Put up has discovered, a brand new proprietor stands to inherit them.

“In my total profession I’ve by no means seen something this loopy,” stated itemizing consultant Ryan Stackhouse of Superior Plus Realtors, who was shocked to see the providing pattern on TikTok. Because the now-viral jail home was listed, his cellphone has been ringing nonstop. “We’ve been inundated with requests for showings.”

The asking value? A smart $275,000.

Based on Stackhouse, the pair of repurposed bullpens got here from the close by Allen County Jail, the place they as soon as stored the notorious Nice Melancholy-era gangster, John Dillinger. Not aware of the dimple-chinned Jackrabbit? He’s performed by Johnny Depp within the 2009 biographical crime drama, “Public Enemies.”

The at-home clinkers came from a nearby jail.
The at-home clinkers got here from a close-by jail.
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The stiff cots don't exactly put the "rest" in "house arrest."
The stiff cots don’t precisely put the “relaxation” in “home arrest.”
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The cells double as a dog kennel for when visitors come over.
The cells double as a canine kennel for when guests come over.
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The best part is the pens aren't located in the basement -- they're next to a kitchen and in front of a large window.
One of the best half is the pens aren’t situated within the basement — they’re subsequent to a kitchen and in entrance of a big window.
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Beyond the interior jail cells, the home's exterior is also striking.
Past the inside jail cells, the house’s exterior can also be putting.
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“The unique proprietor of this house was an enormous John Dillinger fanatic, and he was capable of buy these jail cells that Dillinger was allegedly held in,” stated Stackhouse. What’s not alleged is that Dillinger was capable of get away of the Allen County Jail in 1933, after only a month of imprisonment. Earlier than he was gunned down by the FBI a 12 months later, Dillinger’s gang bragged about robbing 11 banks – killing seven cops and three federal brokers within the course of.

Stackhouse has no clue how a lot the classic clinkers price, or how a lot they’re price immediately. However since they have been constructed into the home when it was constructed in 1972, the present house owners aren’t taking them. In different phrases, they’ll must get new kennels.

“Any time I come by the home the house owners stick their canines within the jail cells as a result of they don’t need them barking or leaping up on me,” added Stackhouse. Earlier than you are feeling unhealthy for the canines, simply know that these eyesores aren’t within the basement. Located between the kitchen and the nice room, they’re entrance and heart. 

One of TK bedrooms.
One in every of 4 bedrooms.
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If this is a jail, it sure is a nice one with a massive living and dining area.
If it is a jail, it certain is a pleasant one with a large double-height nice room.
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One of two kitchens.
One in every of two kitchens.
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The other kitchen.
The opposite kitchen.
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Other features include floor-to-ceiling windows.
Different options embrace floor-to-ceiling home windows.
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The house’s unique proprietor, a watch physician, really lived subsequent door to 117 N. Brandon Ave. 

Based on Stackhouse, he was a neighborhood Hugh Hefner and legend has it he had the two-story home constructed as a celebration pad. At 6,467 sq. toes, it pales compared to the 22,000-square-foot Playboy Mansion. Nevertheless it does boast a grotto-style sizzling tub, a sauna, an indoor swimming pool and a pub/sport room full with cubicles, pinball and even a jukebox. 

Not counting the jail cells which characteristic built-in, rock-hard metallic cots, the home has 4 bedrooms and 4 full, hooked up loos. It additionally comes with a second kitchen, a two-car storage and a two-story nice room with an inside balcony. The present house owners – who purchased the home in 2018 and deliberate on overhauling it inside and outside – are promoting as a result of they need to stay in a smaller area that requires much less upkeep.

A party pad-appropriate pool.
A celebration pad-appropriate pool.
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Another seating and entertaining area under a high vaulted ceiling.
One other seating and entertaining space underneath a excessive vaulted ceiling.
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After 4 years of renos, will they lastly get their get-out-of-jail-free card? Even higher. Stackhouse says the home is underneath contract for over-ask. He is aware of the possible purchaser is from out of state. However he doesn’t know in the event that they plan on utilizing it for canines, youngsters, kinks or boozers.

With a pub and a full bar downstairs, whoever strikes in is certain to wish a drunk tank (or two).