This week’s oldest listing dates all the way to 1652. Known as Toddsbury, the Virginia farm comes with 56.4 acres, plus a manor home from over a century before the United States was founded. Also dubbed the “Jewel of Tidewater,” it sits on a full mile of waterfront on the North River and is filled with lavish gardens.
It’s not the only old home to land on the market this week loaded down with extras. There’s also a Maryland estate from 1713 with its own trout stream, duck pond, and horse facilities, and a Massachusetts property from 1690 that has its own lavender field and farm stand. Then there’s the ultraprivate, 73-acre estate tucked in the Catskill Mountains from 1716 with a perfect mix of forest, water, and open fields.
Journey back in time with us as we scope out 10 of this week’s antique beauties.
Year built: 1652
Jewel of Tidewater: Known as Toddsbury, this 56.4-acre gentleman’s farm includes a beautifully renovated manor home built a mere 32 years after the Mayflower arrived.
Renovations and improvements to the now six-bedroom residence include an elevator and chef’s kitchen. The property also comes with a mile of North River waterfront, a 1-acre walled garden, an additional three-bedroom cottage, a carriage house, two docks, and a boathouse.
Year built: 1673
Thomas Pellet house: Situated on just over a quarter-acre in the heart of downtown, this historic Colonial has been well-preserved and carefully updated over the centuries.
It’s also a landlord’s delight—there are four units on the property, making it ideal for an investor or a buyer in search of additional income. Two units were added to the original home in the 1900s: a roomy two-bedroom unit as well as a studio.
Year built: 1680
Antique Cape: Completely renovated throughout its 1,400 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms, this home boasts hardwood floors, granite counters, and built-in storage closets. There’s also a separate garage and workshop as well as a finished porch overlooking the fenced backyard.
Year built: 1690
Lavender harvest: A sensory delight, this spectacular 12-acre property comes complete with a lavender farm and farm stand.
The five-bedroom, 5,822-square-foot home has been renovated a couple of times over the past two decades. It offers a large finished basement, an attached two-car garage with mudroom, and an additional detached garage or barn.
Year built: 1700
Sea captain’s home: Recently renovated in 2015 with modern interiors and vintage touches, this five-bedroom Colonial is the perfect blend of old and new.
It sits on a half-acre along the north shore of Long Island and is highlighted by lush landscaping, fruit trees, perennials, and original stone walls. Inside, the home has exposed wood beams, board and batten doors, gunstock posts, original hardware, front and back staircases, and three fireplaces.
Year built: 1711
Chadds Ford beauty: The main house on this 8-acre lot is an antique stone farmhouse that recently benefited from a $100,000 renovation.
Standout features include a new kitchen, wide-plank hardwood floors, and stone fireplace. An unfinished third floor could be used for additional bedrooms or an office. The offering comes with a carriage house, cottage, and two more parcels.
Year built: 1713
Welcome Here Farm: The listing calls this spread “one of the most sought after properties in the Worthington Valley,” which is clearly evident in the listing photos.
The 60-acre property offers trails, a duck pond, a 10-stall horse barn, fenced paddocks, and a tree-lined entrance leading to the main house. The six-bedroom home now features a custom kitchen, library, and music parlor.
Year built: 1716
Catskill cottage: Set on 73 private acres in the Catskill Mountains, this offering includes a trout-filled creek as well as plenty of other hunting and fishing opportunities.
Ideal for nature lovers, the four-bedroom main house overlooks the creek and has a screened gazebo.
Year built: 1720
Seashore special: This three-bedroom antique has had the same owners for the past 25 years. It features such original features as the beamed ceilings, wide-plank floors, and a formal living room with fireplace.
The kitchen was remodeled in 2008 and a movie room was added. The landscaped yard includes a brick patio, gazebo, pool, and fire pit.
Year built: 1720
Crommet Creek Colonial: Renovated throughout its 2,612 square feet in 2006, this four-bedroom charmer abuts conservation land. Inside, it’s got a chef’s kitchen and beautiful beamed ceilings. Outside, an inviting deck overlooks the property and it’s located just minutes from downtown.
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