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Built in 1690, a Colonial on a Famous Road Is the Week’s Oldest Home

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Situated on Boston Post Road—the first mail delivery route between Boston and New York City—this week’s oldest home on Realtor.com® dates to 1690. Built nearly 90 years before the start of the Revolutionary War, this Connecticut Colonial still possesses many of its antique charms. With a price well below the national median, it’s also affordable.

It occupies a prime slice of commuter access to major city centers, and includes a barn. It also offers the opportunity to reimagine the rural retreat as either a retail or a residential space, depending on what the buyer has in mind.

Other vintage highlights this week included a home used as an antique shop in Pennsylvania and a beautiful brick house in New Jersey with reported ties to the nation’s first president, George Washington.

In the top 10, you’ll find a choice of ranches, renovation projects, and even mixed-use possibilities to ring in the new year. Scroll down and have a look.

1. 427 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT

Price: $325,000
Year built: 1690
Restorationist wanted: Loaded with history and potential, this four-bedroom, 2,445-square-foot Colonial sits on just under 5 acres on the historic Boston Post Road.

A slice of the country life, the antique residence comes with a barn and ample potential for transformation into a modern gem. Zoned for everything from residential to commercial and agricultural use, the property is surrounded by family farms and orchards.

East Lyme, CT
East Lyme, CT

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2. 298 Boston Rd, Palmer, MA

Price: $189,900
Year built: 1740
Unregistered historic: Available for less than $200,000, this 14.6-acre property is being sold as is and ready for improvements.

The four-bedroom, 2,354-square-foot farmhouse still has some original woodwork and sits in the middle of a wooded area that was once used as farmland. Plenty of work awaits a buyer: there’s a failed septic system, a detached barn without a roof, and unlined chimneys.

Palmer, MA
Palmer, MA

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3. 351 Wiese Albert Rd, Haddam, CT

Price: $275,000
Year built: 1743
Antique Cape: The first floor of this two-bedroom,1,511-square-foot home has been fully remodeled. Updates include a modern kitchen and a bright-red front door.

The second floor awaits completion by new owners. Upstairs, the bedrooms and bathroom are filled with unique spaces ready to be reimagined.

Haddam, CT
Haddam, CT

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4. 6230 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA

Price: $575,000
Year built: 1750
Jones Antiques: The antique shop sign out front indicates this 1.23-acre property’s residential and commercial potential. It’s being sold as is, and there are no signs of any antiques beyond the buildings themselves.

A buyer will acquire a three-bedroom fieldstone bank house that includes two stone fireplaces and pumpkin-pine, random-width floors. There’s also a 1,150-square-foot barn with a heated and air-conditioned workshop.

New Hope, PA
New Hope, PA

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5. 108 Maple Ave, Chestertown, MD

Price: $329,000
Year built: 1782
Bolton-Anderson House: Just a block from the Chester River, this two-story fixer-upper is being sold as is, with many of its original features and fixtures. It’s a historic project for a preservation-minded buyer.

The five-bedroom, 2,460-square-foot home sits on a little less than a half-acre, and a renovation is already underway. The listing notes that about half the walls are open and ready for new electrical wiring.

Chestertown, MD
Chestertown, MD

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6. 208 S. Loudoun St, Winchester, VA

Price: $650,000
Year built: 1783
Downtown historic: Opportunity knocks on this old front door. This six-bedroom, 5,514-square-foot property could be used for commercial or residential use, or for some combination of the two.

It comes with a backyard, five off-street parking spots, and a two-car garage with a workshop. It’s located right on the Downtown Walking Mall, and its interior highlights include original hardwood floors and woodwork, as well as a handsome banister that links all three stories.

Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA

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7. 206B Pinnacle Rd, Lyndeborough, NH

Price: $750,000
Year built: 1784
Refreshed ranch: This 20-acre ranch comes with two updated homes.

The first is a farmhouse from 1784 with an enticing secret closet beneath the stairs. The second home on the property has been totally remodeled, and includes a new dream kitchen and walls of windows.

Surrounding acreage includes ponds and plenty of room for hiking and skiing.

Lyndeborough, NH
Lyndeborough, NH

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8. 414 Grove Ave, Petersburg, VA

Price: $244,000
Year built: 1785
Mary Mann House: The home is zoned for mixed use and sits close to shopping, dining, and the Appomattox River.

Inside, this three-bedroom home features four fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, and an extra room downstairs with its own door, for use as an office or studio.

Updates include a new rear deck, fresh bathrooms, and a new security system.

Petersburg, VA
Petersburg, VA

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9. 330 Cohansey Friesburg Rd, Bridgeton, NJ

Price: $389,000
Year built: 1790
Col. Jacob Hitchner House: The listing says this stately home has direct ties to George Washington. Over the centuries, it’s served as a tavern, stagecoach stop, town center, farm, and family home.

Today, the five-bedroom, 4,450-square-foot home sits on 2 acres and includes wide pine floors, exposed beams, period hardware, wood paneling, chair rails, and five fireplaces. Outside, there’s a brick patio with a pergola and mature landscaping.

Bridgeton, NJ
Bridgeton, NJ

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10. 185 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT

Price: $775,000
Year built: 1790
Country Colonial: This home belongs to an interior designer, a fact that comes across clearly in the gorgeous listing photos.

You’ll see a new kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, lovely chestnut floors, vaulted ceilings, and delightful decor throughout. The private, 3.21-acre lot also includes a detached garage.

Redding, CT
Redding, CT

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