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Built in 1682, a Center-Chimney Colonial Is the Week’s Oldest Home

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An affordable center-chimney Colonial in Glastonbury, CT, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.

Offered at a steep discount, the antique home will require a buyer to invest above and beyond the final sale price. However, an opportunity to create a charming showpiece awaits a buyer willing to dive in. Built in the late 17th century, the home features an abundance of historic details, including hardware and millwork.

Other really old homes that landed on the market this week include a Georgian Colonial predating the founding of Massachusetts, a modernized antique in New York, and a New Jersey Colonial that was once home to a general during the Revolutionary War.

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

1. 1224 Main St, Glastonbury, CT

Price: $269,900
Year built: 1682
The Colchester Tavern:
The two-bedroom, center-chimney Colonial comes with the original Colchester Tavern, which was added to the 1-acre property in the 1970s.

The home features original hardware, detailed millwork, exposed beams, and random-width wood flooring throughout. The living room has an enormous fireplace with a beehive oven, and there’s a two-story barn with studio space.

Glastonbury, CT

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2. 769 East St, Dedham, MA

Price: $925,000
Year built: 1695
The Farrington Homestead:
This Georgian Colonial is believed to have been built well before Massachusetts was founded.

Sitting on property originally commissioned by the King of England, this historic home still has eight wood-burning fireplaces, including one with a beehive oven. Modernized over the centuries, the four-bedroom home now includes restored hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, and a heated garage.

Dedham, MA

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3. 161 Spofford Rd, Boxford, MA

Price: $989,000
Year built: 1702
Modernized Colonial:
This spacious four-bedroom Colonial has been well-preserved.

The 4,000-square-foot home features wide-board pine flooring, exposed beams, built-ins for storage, five fireplaces, and three staircases. There’s also an enormous family room on the second floor and a bonus room on the third floor, which could be used as a home office or studio.

Boxford, MA

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4. 1 Saltonstall Sq, Haverhill, MA

Price: $650,000
Year built: 1712
Near Winnekenni Castle: 
Offering views of Lake Saltonstall, this historic home has eight fireplaces and three separate heating zones.

Updates over the years include a modernized kitchen with high-end appliances, a soapstone sink, custom cabinets, and heated Italian marble flooring. An oversized back porch overlooks the half-acre lot, which features professionally landscaped gardens.

Haverhill, MA

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5. 101 Henshaw St, Leicester, MA

Price: $400,000
Year built: 1720
Henshaw House: 
From the wood walls and historic fireplace to the wide-plank wood floors and exposed beams, this antique ticks all the boxes.

The kitchen was recently renovated and now offers granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Many vintage details remain throughout the spacious five-bedroom home.

Leicester, MA

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6. 56 Fruit St, Ashland, MA

Price: $799,000
Year built: 1725
Three-family Colonial:
Sitting on a lot of 5 acres, this eight-bedroom home could be used to generate revenue.

The main house features five bedrooms and an attached two-bedroom unit. Each unit comes with a fireplace. There’s also a one-bedroom carriage house and a two-car garage with extra storage space.

Ashland, MA

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7. 2235 Lucas Tpke, Marbletown, NY

Price: $1,695,000
Year built: 1730
Homestead Farm: 
This home was built by Jacob A. Hasbrouck, one of the earliest settlers of High Falls.

Just off a two-year renovation, this three-bedroom stone house features original wide-plank flooring, built-in cabinetry, and handblown glass windows. There is an original hearth in the dining room and a gorgeous primary suite with hand-hewn beams and exposed stone walls.

The 4-acre property also includes a one-bedroom cottage and cabana.

Marbletown, NY

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8. 200 Bedford Rd, Greenwich, CT

Price: $5,495,000
Year built: 1734
Home farm:
Sitting on 7.5 acres, the 4,500-square-foot main house features five fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, numerous built-ins, and restored hardwoods.

The primary suite has a changing room, fireplace, and spa bathroom. There’s also an 1860s cottage with three apartments, three enormous barns, five paddocks, and a riding ring. The property includes a private pond, greenhouse, in-ground pool, and pool house.

Greenwich, CT

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9. 1645 Hainesport Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ

Price: $599,000
Year built: 1738
The Gen. Clinton House:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Georgian Colonial was once the home of a general during the Revolutionary War.

This four-bedroom farmhouse has five fireplaces, original wide-plank floors, a chair rail with window seats, dual staircases, and built-in cabinetry. The primary suite features a bathroom with a claw-foot tub. The 300-year-old sycamore tree out front is listed on the National Tree Registry. (Yes, this is real.)

Mount Laurel, NJ

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10. 480 Pepperell Rd, Groton, MA

Price: $650,000
Year built: 1740
Riverfront beauty:
This charming four-bedroom home fronts the Nashua River and comes with its own private pond.

Original details include the wainscoting, wide-board pine flooring, and exposed beams. Updates include a sweet primary suite with a spa bath. There are six fireplaces, including one with a beehive oven.

Groton, MA

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