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Built in 1690, a Cape Cod Farmhouse Is the Week’s Oldest Home


Built in the late 17th century, a Cape Cod farmhouse in Bourne, MA, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

Close to Sagamore Beach, the modernized home still features a number of historic touches, including a large fireplace in the kitchen.

Other antique homes that landed on the market this week include a Nantucket cottage, a Connecticut home said to have “supplied Continental soldiers with fresh horses” during the Revolutionary War, and a New York tavern-turned-stone home where George Washington is said to have spent some time.

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

1. 31 Crowell Rd, Bourne, MA

Price: $825,000
Year built: 1690
The Old Crowell Farm: 
This historic three-bedroom farmhouse is located on one acre on Cape Cod.

Right on Sagamore Beach, the 2,733-square-foot home features a new kitchen and its 2.5 bathrooms have been updated. Historic details—including wide plank floors, four fireplaces, exposed beams, arched ceilings and built-ins—remain intact.

The attached “Guest Suite Tower” with a full bath and kitchenette is ideal for guests and extended family, or could provide additional rental income.

Bourne, MA

2. 40 Pine St, Nantucket, MA

Price: $2,530,000
Year built: 1700
Seahorse Cottage:
Located on the island of Nantucket, this cozy four-bedroom home features exposed original beams and wide pine floors throughout.

While this charming cottage boasts its original interior stairway, many other features have been updated over the decades. Central air conditioning has been added along with radiant heat. This year, the home was expanded to offer two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the lower level.

Nantucket, MA

3. 7 Eagles Nest Ln, Boxford, MA

Price: $869,000
Year built: 1714
Post and beam antique: 
From the wood floors to the exposed beams and oversized windows, this home’s history is still evident throughout.

Located on two acres on a cul-de-sac, the well-preserved four-bedroom house offers a large eat-in kitchen with a breakfast nook and lots of cabinets for storage. A skylit great room features a wood-burning stove, cathedral ceilings, and sliders that lead to a deck which overlooks the private backyard. The primary suite on the second floor boasts two walk-in closets and double pedestal sinks in the bathroom.

Boxford, MA

4. 51 Milwaukee Ave, Bethel, CT

Price: $699,000
Year built: 1720
The Thomas Taylor Homestead: 
According to the listing, this property is said to have “supplied Continental soldiers with fresh horses during the Revolutionary War.”

The four-bedroom home was renovated five years ago. Care was taken to preserve the original wide plank floors, hand hewn beams, and five stone fireplaces. With more than 3,000 square feet of space, the house also features beehive ovens, a library with built-in wraparound desk, and a chef’s kitchen with marble countertops.

A large primary suite has its own private sitting room, marble bathroom and separate staircase. And a walk-up attic leads to a “rare smoke room.”

Bethel, CT

5. 272 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY

Price: $499,000
Year built: 1731
The Sandstone Cottage:
Our first president, George Washington, is said to have spent time at this stone house that once served as a tavern.

Newly renovated, the home still features many original details, including period moldings, wide plank floors, beamed ceilings, and built-ins. The cozy two-bedroom, Dutch-style cottage also features deep set windows, a grand fireplace in the living room, and an additional fireplace in the kitchen.

Piermont, NY

6. 12 Milk St, Nantucket, MA

Price: $4,250,000
Year built: 1735
Historic island home: 
There are three fireplaces and two staircases in this four-bedroom home located just steps from Main Street.

The bright and airy house features many historic details, such as restored wide plank floors, exposed beams, and lots of built-ins for extra storage. A gourmet kitchen has soapstone countertops while the upstairs primary bedroom boasts a cozy fireplace. There’s also a separate studio located on the oversized lot.

Nantucket, MA

7. 1708-1728 Millstone River Rd, Hillsborough Twp, NJ

Price: $1,395,000
Year built: 1735
The Brookie: 
This five-bedroom country estate features wide plank floors with their original patina, three staircases, and two kitchens.

Located in the Millstone Valley Agricultural Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 3,848-square-foot farmhouse was designed for entertaining. A flexible floor plan provides guests with their own separate living space.

Take in views of the 11.38-acre lot from the wraparound Victorian porch that overlooks four barns and several other outbuildings, including a studio. The property is currently being considered for inclusion in the New Jersey Historic Trust’s easement program.

Hillsborough Twp, NJ

8. 726 Clapboard Hill Rd, Guilford, CT

Price: $1,299,900
Year built: 1738
Samuel Dudley House: 
This six-bedroom house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located on 5.61 acres, the historic home was originally built as a one-story cottage and has been expanded over the years. Today, the enlarged house offers 4,384 square feet of space that features hand-hewn beams, wide board American chestnut floors, and four fireplaces.

Known as “Old Scrogie Farm,” the property also boasts an English post and beam barn, an operational sugar shack, a garden shed, and chicken coop.

Guilford, CT

9. 40 Cedar St, Walpole, MA

Price: $809,000
Year built: 1745
The Moses Smith Home: 
This three-bedroom Colonial-era farmhouse has been modernized over the years, but still features four original fireplaces, period molding, and exposed beams.

An updated kitchen now offers plenty of cabinets for storage and boasts beautiful marble countertops. A cozy living room features a walk-in fireplace. The antique Cape is located on 1.3 private acres that also offers a large post and beam barn plus a detached carriage house.

Walpole, MA

10. 126 Woodward Rd, Nassau, NY

Price: $599,900
Year built: 1746
Antique farmhouse: 
This six-bedroom colonial sits on 17.51 private acres that feature a detached two-car garage, two barns, a spring-fed pond, and beautiful gardens.

Lots of period details still remain, from the wood-paneled walls to the exposed beams. There’s plenty of space to explore in this 3,638-square-foot home that also features an elevator.

Nassau, NY

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