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Built in 1686, a Restored New England Colonial Is the Week’s Oldest Home

A Massachusetts Colonial built in 1686 is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

The home has been restored by its current owners and features a barn that’s been converted to a library and a garage converted into a home office. Highlights include four fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and wide-plank wood flooring.

Other vintage homes landing on the market this week include a renovated Cape (on Cape Cod, no less!), a home in Virginia where Thomas Jefferson is believed to have dined, and a stone Colonial in Pennsylvania featuring the first grist mill in Lancaster County.

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

1. 41 High St, Ipswich, MA

Price: $1,250,000
Year built: 1686
The Daniel Lummus House: 
One of only 60 First Period homes in this northeast town, the four-bedroom house features an original walk-in cooking fireplace.

From the wide-plank wood floors and exposed beams to the roof, windows, and mechanical systems, the antique house has been restored by its current owners. The kitchen now features a 15-foot island, and the primary bedroom offers a custom walk-in closet.

Ipswich, MA


2. 13204 Duley Station Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD

Price: $6,000,000
Year built: 1715
This 160-acre property consists of five parcels, two lots, and three free-standing residential units that are rented out month to month.

The stately brick-front, nine-bedroom home has been updated over the years, but vintage details remain, including the exposed brick and beams, a curved staircase, and restored wood floors.

Upper Marlboro, MD


3. 1 Studley St, East Falmouth, MA

Price: $699,000
Year built: 1717
Renovated Cape:
On a lot of nearly 2 acres, this cozy three-bedroom home has been entirely updated.

The kitchen features granite countertops with an island and stainless-steel appliances. Renovations to the first floor include a living room with recessed lighting. There are three bedrooms upstairs with vaulted ceilings, along with a reading nook and full bathroom.

East Falmouth, MA


4. 303 Wilmarth St, Attleboro, MA

Price: $475,000
Year built: 1724
Former dairy farm:
This acre lot can be subdivided into two buildable lots.

The charming three-bedroom Cape features period doors, original exposed beams, two fireplaces, and a kitchen with custom cabinets. There is also a two-car garage with studio space that could also be used as a home office. The house is being sold as is.

Attleboro, MA


5. 293F Maplewood Ave, Unit 3, Portsmouth, NH

Price: $585,000
Year built: 1730
Three-level condo:
This brick home features four chimneys with bishop’s arch–style tops.

The two-bedroom condo offers 1,344 square feet of living space and features vintage details, including hand-hewn ceiling beams, wide-plank pine flooring, exposed brick walls, and wrought-iron accents.

Portsmouth, NH


6. 557 and 559 Stoney Point Rd, Cumberland, VA

Price: $1,100,000
Year built: 1737
Dunleith Estate: 
This 41-acre property is anchored by a four-bedroom home where Thomas Jefferson is believed to have once dined.

The 4,358-square-foot house also comes with a two-bedroom cottage, four-paddock barn, and regulation riding arena. Historic touches include gorgeous heart of pine floors, private staircases, a sunroom, a private primary suite, a guest suite, and an office with exposed beams.

Cumberland, VA


7. 50 Weaver Rd, Denver, PA

Price: $3,250,000
Year built: 1739
Bear Mill Estate: 
Sitting on nearly 6 acres, this stone Colonial features the first gristmill in Lancaster County. It is currently in use as a wedding venue.

The property includes a two-story event space for up to 150 guests, a winery building/reception area, and a residential home. From the built-ins and exposed beam ceilings to an original stone fireplace and 250-year-old pine tree in the backyard, the home has been preserved throughout the years.

Denver, PA


8. 10373 Locust Point Rd, Princess Anne, MD

Price: $3,500,000
Year built: 1740
Waterfront elegance:
Located on 203 waterfront acres, this property has been preserved by a conservation easement.

There is a manor house, guesthouse, garage with an apartment, and multiple outbuildings. Historic touches include restored wood flooring, numerous fireplaces, built-ins, exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, and ornate details.

Princess Anne, MD


9. 89 West St, Douglas, MA

Price: $495,000
Year built: 1741
Jeremiah Whiting Homestead: 
This center-chimney Cape features wide-plank wood floors, built-ins, and an updated country kitchen. It comes with 3.75 acres.

The three-bedroom home has an oversized deck and covered patio overlooking the beautiful gardens. There are fireplaces in the living room and dining room, and the primary bedroom is located on the first floor.

Douglas, MA


10. 134 Range Rd, Windham, NH

Price: $875,000
Year built: 1743
Former inn: Bette Davis
, Frank Sinatra, Harry Houdini, and Bob Hope are all said to have visited this estate.

The four-bedroom Colonial has imported wood beams, multiple captain’s stairways, built-ins, and five fireplaces. There is also a detached carriage house that’s been used as a partial in-law suite.

Windham, NH

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