Just listed: Kingston’s old town hall is now a home with a jail cell

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23 Green St.
23 Green St. used to be Kingston's town hall, or "town house." Tracy Sheehan Photography

Overlooking the town green in Kingston’s Historic District, this Greek Revival residence was the city’s original town hall, or “town house,’’ and it’s on the market for $799,000.

The property’s location is certainly a draw, but its historic features may play key roles in its sale: a jail cell in the basement and four walk-in safes.

Built in 1841, the home at 23 Green St. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s been meticulously restored. The home offers a kitchen that’s open to the dining area, hardwood floors, 12- to 13-foot ceilings, and 9-foot-tall windows that open the house to natural light.

The entrance features wide granite steps and double doors that open to the main hall.

Christine Ciavarro of RE/Max Spectrum has the listing for the three-bedroom, 1.5-bath home, which offers 3,166 square feet of space. The jail cell “could be turned into a wine cellar, it’s so unique,’’ Ciavarro wrote in an e-mail.

The home was renovated with the possibility of expansion in mind — there’s an additional 3,128 square feet of space in the walk-out basement and 512 square feet in the walk-up attic. Both are unfinished. The attic features vaulted ceilings and large windows.

The property is on 0.35 of an acre and has a detached one-car garage.

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