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Built in 1650, a Charming Cape Cod House in Massachusetts Is the Week’s Oldest Home

Built in the mid-17th century, an adorable Cape Cod house in Plymouth, MA, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

Located close to Plymouth Long Beach, Plimoth Patuxet, the Mayflower II, and Plimoth Grist Mill, this charming home features modern amenities mixed with historic style.

Other antique homes that landed on the market this week include a New Jersey property purchased by a Revolutionary War captain, a Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, and a modernized gem in Connecticut.

Below is a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes.

1. 404 Sandwich St, Plymouth, MA

Price: $575,000
Year built: 1650
The Finney House: 
This charming Chiltonville home features wide-plank pine flooring, exposed beams, built-ins, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The three-bedroom home has been updated over the years, but its historic charm remains. Located in America’s hometown, the modernized home now features an eat-in kitchen, primary suite with a newer bath, and a roof installed in 2020.

Plymouth, MA

2. 119 Dexter Ln, Rochester, MA

Price: $550,000
Year built: 1690
Classic Colonial:
In this classic New England Colonial, a number of original details are intact, including the wide-board pine floors and six fireplaces.

The spacious four-bedroom home features an addition built in the 1800s along with a two-car garage. The dining room has a fireplace and exposed beams, and the open kitchen features a beamed cathedral ceiling.

The home, which comes with 8.38 acres, does need some work and is being sold as is.

Rochester, MA

3. 1147 Great Rd, Lincoln, RI

Price: $539,900
Year built: 1696
The Valentine Whitman House: 
This lovely stone-sided home has been restored over the years by Preserve Rhode Island and Heritage Restoration.

The comfortable three-bedroom home on an acre lot features several decorative fireplaces, painted exposed beams, as well as a dining room with a tin ceiling and pine flooring. A spacious primary suite boasts a luxurious bath with a walk-in shower and soaking tub. The red cedar wood shake roof and all the mechanicals were recently installed.

Lincoln, RI

4. 68 Upper Creek Rd, Stockton, NJ

Price: $1,950,000
Year built: 1700
Home of World War II naval engineer: 
The foundry building on this 1.6-acre lot is said to be where Charles Lenfast made submarine hatches.

The property was originally purchased by a Revolutionary War captain and later acquired by the naval engineer. Today, the “lookout apartment” in the foundry, which was reportedly used as a lookout for spies, is currently being rented out. There are multiple buildings on the property, which offer additional income potential.

The property is part of a conservation easement and is eligible for National Resources Conservation Service grants.

Stockton, NJ

5. 1204 Old Shadyside Rd, Downington, PA

Price: $1,500,000
Year built: 1710
Stone farmhouse:
This spacious five-bedroom home sits on 10 acres with a four-stall lofted barn and a stream surrounded by stone walls and bridges.

Historic details can be found throughout the well-maintained 3,591-square-foot home. There are seven fireplaces, wide-plank floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, built-ins, and three staircases. The private lot also features an in-ground pool, pool house, and two-story springhouse with a “secret grotto.”

Downington, PA

6. 314 Barstow Rd, Canterbury, CT

Price: $199,900
Year built: 1725
Affordable farmhouse:
This four-bedroom home sits on a picturesque 4.7-acre lot complete with a huge barn, loft, and tack room.

The primary bedroom is on the first floor, and three additional bedrooms are upstairs. The 2,335-square-foot home offers plenty of character with four fireplaces, exposed beams, wide-plank floors, and built-ins. Enjoy pure serenity from the stone patio out back.

Canterbury, CT

7. 1728 Millstone River Rd, Hillsborough, NJ

Price: $1,095,000
Year built: 1735
The Brookie: 
This five-bedroom farmhouse on 6.38 acres next to a stream is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The spacious home boasts three staircases, lots of built-ins, wide-plank floors with their original patina, and three fireplaces. There’s a second kitchen and a separate entrance, which provides the potential for an in-law suite. Soak in the scenic views of the four barns and other outbuildings from the wraparound Victorian porch.

Hillsborough, NJ

8. 40 N Court St, Providence, RI

Price: $1,250,000
Year built: 1737
Cushing House: 
This three-bedroom, post-and-beam home has been entirely restored in compliance with Providence Preservation Society guidelines.

Period-appropriate lighting was installed, wide-plank floors were restored, and the chimneys were lined and capped with copper. A gorgeous modern kitchen now features soapstone counters, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a built-in wine cooler.

Providence, RI

9. 10 Beers Rd, Easton, CT

Price: $649,000
Year built: 1740
Modernized antique: 
This charming three-bedroom home features surprising contemporary flair.

Original hardwood floors remain along with exposed beams and four fireplaces. Modern touches include an updated kitchen and gorgeous sunroom. There’s a primary bedroom on the first floor and two additional bedrooms upstairs. The 1,430-square-foot home sits on a 1.31-acre lot, which also features an in-ground pool, beautiful gardens, fruit trees, and a greenhouse.

Easton, CT

10. 29 First Parish Rd, Scituate, MA

Price: $849,900
Year built: 1740
Expanded Colonial:
An array of historic details remain in this 2,636-square-foot home, including moulding, a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, and three fireplaces.

Although it was built in the 18th century, the five-bedroom house was expanded in 1814. You can take in the seasonal views of Scituate Harbor and marina right from the spacious front porch or enjoy the privacy of the backyard under the garden trellis.

Scituate, MA

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