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A Double Delight: The Week’s Oldest Home Is From 1695—and It Comes With a Bonus House From 1995

Oldest Homes in Real Estate this week

Two homes for the price of one? An interesting compound in Pocasset, MA, is this week’s oldest property on®.

Let us explain. One home on the 3-acre parcel in Cape Cod was built all the way back in 1695. It offers a glimpse of the 17th century with its exposed beams, built-in cabinets, and fireplaces. Three centuries later, a separate home was added to the property. It overlooks the second green at Pocasset Golf Course.

The compound would be ideal for a large family or a savvy buyer looking for an on-site rental property.

Other historic homes hitting the market this week include a Cape once owned by George Samuel Wheeler in New Hampshire, a modernized charmer in New Jersey, and an eyebrow Colonial in Pennsylvania.

For a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes on the market, simply scroll on down.

1. 291 and 293 Barlows Landing Rd, Pocasset, MA

Price: $1,299,000
Year built: 1695 and 1995

Double or nothing: The two homes on the 3-acre lot offer an intriguing mix of old and new.

The older home features a number of original finishes, including exposed beams and hardwood flooring. The second, more modern house features cathedral ceilings and an open floor plan with glass walls along the back of the house to take in the views.

Pocasset, MA

2. 160 Westford St, Dunstable, MA

Price: $575,000
Year built: 1740

House, barn, and garage: Located near the New Hampshire border on nearly 3.5 acres, this Cape features a historic barn and three-car garage.

The three-bedroom home is being sold as is and will need some updating. Original features such as the wide-plank pine flooring, four fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, and exposed beams remain.

Dunstable, MA

3. 846 Southford Rd, Southbury, CT

Price: $649,999
Year built: 1749

The Aaron Bronson House: Named after the shoemaker and button maker, this Cape-style home features Federal-style finishes, including the wide-plank flooring and built-ins.

The three-bedroom home sits on 2.5 acres, which feature vegetable gardens, two barns, and access to a bridle trail. There are four fireplaces in this 2,257-square-foot house, which also has energy-efficient storm doors and windows.

Southbury, CT

4. 3354 James River Rd, Howardsville, VA

Price: $330,000
Year built: 1749

Albemarle County: This charming three-bedroom home has been restored over the years, but much of its original architecture remains intact.

The kitchen was updated with locally sourced materials, including Buckingham slate floors and kyanite countertops. Original features include the exposed brick walls and the well-maintained hardwood floors.

Howardsville, VA

5. 111 Wheeler Rd, New Ipswich, NH

Price: $529,875
Year built: 1750

George Samuel Wheeler House: This cozy, center-chimney Cape offers three fireplaces, including a beehive oven. The three-bedroom home also features built-in cabinets and beamed ceilings.

The 6-acre wooded lot includes a horse barn, chicken coops, and a fenced-in garden. An outbuilding (with water) could be used to house farm animals.

New Ipswich, NH

6. 593 W Hazelwood Ave, Rahway, NJ

Price: $300,000
Year built: 1750

Modernized antique: This eyebrow Colonial has been renovated from top to bottom.

Recent updates to the two-bedroom residence include a new kitchen with quartz countertops, a new water heater, a new furnace, and new central air conditioning. Luxury vinyl plank flooring was installed throughout the home, while exposed beams offer a nod to the home’s history.

Rahway, NJ

7. 1733 Holicong Rd, New Hope, PA

Price: $2,500,000
Year built: 1760

Bucks County Estate: The three-bedroom main house on this 4-acre property has been modernized over the years. It comes with a pool house and a two-story stone cottage.

The house features a chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a spacious loft area, and a sitting room with a fireplace. There is also an indoor basketball court, in-ground pool, and detached three-car garage.

New Hope, PA

8. 8 Greenwood Ave, East Providence, RI

Price: $699,000
Year built: 1760

New England Colonial: This five-bedroom home features two staircases, updated windows, and more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

A spacious chef’s kitchen is equipped with recessed lighting, granite countertops, and counter seating. It flows right into a family room with French doors. The hardwood floors have been well-maintained over the years. Upgrades include central air conditioning and a newer roof.

East Providence, RI

9. 73 Prospect Street, Newburyport, MA

Price: $725,000
Year built: 1760

Gem near Plum Island: This bright, two-bedroom home is located near downtown Newburyport’s shopping and restaurant scene.

The home’s period charm is evident in the exposed beams, wood floors, and three fireplaces. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and custom cabinetry. The second floor features two bedrooms with a full bath while the third level offers a full bath and bonus room.

Newburyport, MA

10. 7 Greenhill St, Charleston, SC

Price: $3,200,000
Year built: 1760

Charleston charmer: Period details in this multimillion-dollar residence include dentil moldings, heart pine flooring, and large brick fireplaces.

This three-bedroom Southern beauty also features a living room with French doors that open to a beautiful garden with pool. The dining room’s modernization now offers French limestone flooring that elegantly flows into a butler’s pantry and wet bar.

Charleston, SC

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