Unassuming house with hidden ‘torture chamber’ CAVE in basement goes on market for $300,000

An unassuming house has hit the market at a modest $297,000 – but there’s a surprise tucked away in the basement.
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An unassuming house has hit the market at a modest $297,000 – but there’s a surprise tucked away in the basement.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Marietta, Pennsylvania, US, appears to be a typical family abode, with cosy furnishings and wooden accents.

But lurking downstairs is something far from normal.

The house with the unusual added feature of its own cave. (Picture: Jam Press)

An innocent wooden door leads to an ominous stone hallway, with stairs leading down into a cave hidden underneath the house.

The property, which was built in 1900, is described on the listing: “Looking for that special house? Well, here it is! Come take a look at this contemporary home in Marietta.

The house with the unusual added feature of its own cave. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Starting outside, you see the beautiful patio area that opens up or closes for privacy. There is a hidden area for the trashcans too to keep the beautiful aesthetic.

“Enter the home through the kitchen which has tons of cabinet space and countertops. Once you walk into the living room you are welcomed with lots of natural light and the openness of the space.

“The home has plenty of beautiful accent pieces like the large wooden beams, built-in closets, hidden compartments, small windows near the stairs, and grand light fixtures.

“The bedrooms upstairs are huge with plenty of closet space. There are over seven off-street parking spaces and a good-sized backyard for enjoyment.

The house with the unusual added feature of its own cave. (Picture: Jam Press)

“Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention the actual cave in the basement! Bring your ideas, or fascination with history and come see this unique home!”

Pictures of the quirky home were shared on Facebook, where users were stunned by the surprise cave.

One person said: “That would be an amazing torture chamber! I mean cold storage. Yeah, cold storage.”

“I mean, if they want to sell it they should advertise it as a time out room, guaranteed to make your children listen,” another user joked.

Someone else said: “On the one hand, it’s creepy as hell. On the other, it could make a good wine cellar.”

“I find this incredibly creepy. I wonder if the neighbors know that there is a cave under their house, linked to their neighbor. All kinds of horror movies come to mind,” commented another person. [sic]

Someone else added: “Not every day you see a home complete with a place to keep your pet dragon…”

The property is currently available with Natalia Latsios of Century 21 Home Advisors for $297,000.