Surely we’ve all had that dream of getting locked in a bank overnight and having a sleepover (complete with diving into a swimming pool of cash, of course).
Now, you can make that happen… sort of.
An old bank in Iowa has been turned into a two-bedroom house and is now on the market for the bargain price of $112,000 (£90,000).
While it doesn’t have any bars of gold or stacks of coins inside (sorry), the property does still have its very own vault, which you could use as a pantry, for general storage, or perhaps as a home office – nothing beats procrastination like being locked in a room until the task at hand is done.
When you enter the 1,611 sq ft property, you’re greeted by what used to be Gateway State Bank’s lobby, but now serves as an open plan kitchen and living room.
The marble countertops where customers used to queue up to cash cheques are still in place – but now you can use them for chopping up veg for dinner.
Other original features still in the home include high ceilings and large arched windows, and of course the exterior, which still very much looks like a bank.
So any future owners may need to be prepared for people knocking at the door and asking for a loan.
Your vault – complete with a massive silver door – sits right next to the bathroom, and previously housed money, valuables, records, and documents in the branch.
Now, you can use it for whatever you fancy. A laundry room, perhaps?
Upstairs is the master bedroom, which has a wood-burning fireplace and original wood floors, then up again in the loft is the second bedroom.
All this can be yours for the very reasonable price of $112k, via Joy Jensen Realtor.
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