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Built in 1690, a Center-Chimney Colonial in Massachusetts Is the Week’s Oldest Home

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Built in 1690, a center-chimney Colonial complete with a lavender farm in Sherborn, MA, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.

The 5,822-square-foot farmhouse has been completely renovated and expanded. It includes a tavern-style dining room with a large fireplace and French doors that open to a screened porch.

Other historic homes that landed on the market this week include a stone home in Pennsylvania, a Connecticut country estate, and a post-and-beam home in New Hampshire.

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

1. 100 S Main St, Sherborn, MA

Price: $1,995,000
Year built: 1690
Center-chimney Colonial:
This five-bedroom home features period details, including five fireplaces, wide-plank floors, and exposed-beam ceilings.

The 12-acre property includes a popular lavender farm. The home is bright and airy and features a primary suite with a cathedral ceiling and a second-floor reading room that opens to a deck with a hot tub.

An attached two-car garage with a mudroom and a detached barn complete the offerings.

Sherborn, MA

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2. 2120 Water St, Dighton, MA

Price: $399,000
Year built: 1700
Affordable Colonial:
This four-bedroom home needs extensive repairs, but the price tag is low.

This fixer-upper was most recently used as a single-family home, but it is recorded as a two-family dwelling in public records. It’s located across the street from the Taunton River and offers beautiful water views.

Dighton, MA

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3. 9936 Trexler Rd, Breinigsville, PA

Price: $550,000
Year built: 1740
Stone home:
This four-bedroom stone home features a walk-in fireplace, stone walls, and polished pumpkin pine floors. The beautiful primary bedroom has an arched ceiling with exposed beams.

The 1.49-acre lot is filled with beautiful gardens and cornfields. There are seven outbuildings, including a potting shed and a workshop outfitted with a second-floor shed.

Breinigsville, PA

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4. 106 Summer Hill Rd, Madison, CT

Price: $1,250,000
Year built: 1740
Asa Field House: 
This five-bedroom country estate has been modernized and expanded, but period details remain. They include high ceilings, three fireplaces, wide-plank floors, and built-in bookcases.

The property’s 4 acres are beautifully landscaped with ornamental gardens, stone walls, and an in-ground pool with a pool house. The home’s great room features a cathedral ceiling, wet bar, and French doors, which open to a deck with a hot tub. There is space to add a guesthouse or tennis court.

Madison, CT

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5. 28 Lorraine Rd, Groton, CT

Price: $389,900
Year built: 1742
Multifamily use:
This six-bedroom house could easily be used as an investment property.

It includes nearly 3,000 square feet of space and an adjacent unit that could be rented out. The half-acre lot is close to many amenities.

Groton, CT

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6. 2 Old Tilton Rd, Canterbury, NH

Price: $429,000
Year built: 1749
Corner lot:
Located in the center of town on a corner lot, this three-bedroom home features period fireplaces in the bedrooms.

Modernizations over the years include a newer heating system, a gas fireplace, and a new roof with solar panels. Historic details include the wide-board pine flooring and exposed-beam ceiling. A renovated kitchen now features bamboo flooring and a center island with storage.

Canterbury, NH

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7. 1074 Moultonboro Neck Rd, Moultonborough, NH

Price: $799,000
Year built: 1749
An additional lot:
This three-bedroom home on 3.1 acres comes with an additional parcel that includes beach rights to Far Echo Beach Club on Lake Winnipesaukee.

The post-and-beam home features many period details, including a wood-burning fireplace, wide-plank floors, and exposed-beam ceiling. Just five families have owned it since it was built nearly three centuries ago. The original post-and-beam barn has been restored as a two-car garage with storage space. An outbuilding currently used for woodworking could be transformed into a studio or home office.

Moultonborough, NH

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8. 8291 Peaks Rd, Hanover, VA

Price: $269,950
Year built: 1754
Cute farmhouse:
This three-bedroom home sits on 2.2 acres and has been modernized over the years.

From the preserved hardwood floors to the lovely built-ins for storage, there’s evidence of the home’s 18th-century history. The front porch is ideal for taking in the surrounding views, and the detached shed offers extra storage.

Hanover, VA

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9. 1378 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI

Price: $379,000
Year built: 1760
Affordable Colonial:
Located just minutes from Providence, this two-bedroom home needs a full renovation. The electricity has been updated and a newer roof is in place.

This 1,344-square-foot Colonial awaits a terrific transformation, and buyers are “expected to do due diligence” prior to making an offer, the listing notes.

Cranston, RI

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10. 1303 Hope St, Bristol, RI

Price: $749,000
Year built: 1761
Thomas Peck/James L. Tobin House:
This four-bedroom home features many period details, including a mid-Victorian flaring bracketed roof and a late-Victorian three-story tower addition.

The property the home sits on originally stretched to Narragansett Bay. Now it’s contained to a half-acre lot filled with mature plants and perennial gardens. The 3,079-square-foot home features a grand entry hall, charming study, formal living and dining rooms, bright kitchen, family room, and mudroom.

Bristol, RI

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