Controversial Kentucky Home With Unsettling Vault (or Prison Cell?) Is For Sale


This Louisville, Kentucky, property has it all: a secluded 13-acre lot, a pond with a dock, a generously sized workshop, "18-inch poured concrete walls" and its very own vault.

But that last part is really what caught the attention of folks on popular Facebook group Zillow Gone Wild. The only-normal-from-the-outside, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home features a bonus room with what the listing explains is a "walk-in safe."

However, there are many conflicting opinions for how the room could be used in the Facebook group's comment section.

"I was going to say panic room or bomb shelter but doesn’t it look like the lock is on the outside? Yikes!!" one Facebook user says. "The rugs are a nice counterbalance to the steel bars. It screams ‘welcome, but you’re not leaving,’" another commenter declares.

The home is noted as being berm-style, which means at least one of the home's exterior walls is covered with earth. This home's back side is the earth-sheltered side.

If you can work past the eerie vault and other unique details, the home appears to be great for entertaining, with an open floor plan between the dining room, living room and kitchen.

And if you do happen to be looking for a home with a cell, well, this one is fairly secluded. No one will hear your guests scream.

The home is priced at $399,000.

For more info about the property, reach out to listing agent Harvey Hunt.