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Built in 1690, a Massachusetts Manor Is the Week’s Oldest Home

A Massachusetts manor built in 1690 is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

Built on a 4-acre lot close to the Atlantic Ocean, the 2,224-square-foot home has been expanded over the centuries.

Highlights include a charming primary bedroom with a fireplace. The living room features custom built-ins, and the airy kitchen has a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. A spiral staircase from the dining room leads to the second floor, where three additional bedrooms can be found.

Other vintage homes landing on the market this week include one built by an original settler in Pennsylvania, a sweet Colonial in Rhode Island, and a New Hampshire property with income-generating potential.

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

1. 36 Old Ocean St, Marshfield, MA

Price: $1,299,000
Year built: 1690
Four-acre spread:
Besides the main home, the pastoral property features an in-ground pool with pool house, a paved court, and several outbuildings. The main home features the original wide-plank pine floors and multiple fireplaces and built-ins.

A new owner will have plenty of options for using this property. One detached building has been used as a retail store, and there’s an additional structure that could be used as an apartment to generate income.

Marshfield, MA

2. 620 Concord Rd, Glen Mills, PA

Price: $725,000
Year built: 1700
Built by Ralph Pyle: 
This three-bedroom home was built by one of the original families who settled in Concord Township.

The 4-acre property also includes a springhouse and barn. The listing suggests that the barn could be converted into a second home, which could be rented out on Airbnb.

Glen Mills, PA

3. 306 Stout Rd, Ambler, PA

Price: $999,000
Year built: 1702
Two homes:
Double your pleasure. The five-bedroom main house is accompanied by a three-bedroom carriage house.

The 1.36-acre lot features English-style gardens, a newer barn/garage, an in-ground pool, and a greenhouse. Historic details in the main house include a 13-foot walk-in fireplace, a Rumford fireplace in the dining room, and built-in cabinetry.

Ambler, PA

4. 526 Thompson St, Halifax, MA

Price: $550,000
Year built: 1717
First time on the market in over 50 years: 
This three-bedroom home features wide-plank pine floors and seven fireplaces—including a brick fireplace incorporated with a kitchen addition.

There are exposed beam ceilings in four rooms, original wood paneling, and interior doors with original hardware. A detached barn built in 1990 is currently being used as an office; it has a loft, fireplace, and electricity.

Halifax, MA

5. 588 Franklin St, Wrentham, MA

Price: $699,900
Year built: 1727
Jeremiah Hall House: 
This four-bedroom, center chimney Colonial has wide-plank pine floors and original built-ins throughout.

The house comes with 3.75 acres, which include frontage on Eagle Brook and a private dock. There are double staircases, four fireplaces (including one in the primary suite), and a newer four-season room with walls of glass to take in the backyard views.

Wrentham, MA

6. 34 John Sisson Rd, Little Compton, RI

Price: $1,450,000
Year built: 1730
Historic Colonial: 
This four-bedroom home features a lofted family room with exposed beams and restored hardwood floors. It offers 3,000 square feet of living space.

It sits on 1.8 acres near ocean beaches and the town common. The backyard has stone walls, an in-ground pool, and a tennis court.

Little Compton, RI

7. 33 East St, Hingham, MA

Price: $2,495,000
Year built: 1730
Updated Colonial:
This modernized home still features the original wide-plank pine floors and five fireplaces—one with a beehive oven.

Updates over the decades to this six-bedroom home include a chef’s kitchen with multiple ovens and a primary suite with a dressing area. The highlight of the home might be a grand second-floor family room with built-in window seats.

Hingham, MA

8. 1861 Ridge Rd, Pottstown, PA

Price: $849,000
Year built: 1735
The Philip Rogers House: 
This home was built by English Quaker Philip Rogers, who came to America with a Penn land grant of 200 acres.

The Georgian Colonial with a center hall is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Sited on 8 acres, the three-bedroom home and accompanying outbuildings offer up original millwork, wood flooring, and hand-hewn ceiling beams.

Pottstown, PA

9. 226 Plymouth St, East Bridgewater, MA

Price: $389,900
Year built: 1735
Center Chimney Cape:
This charming four-bedroom residence sits on 1.15 acres.

Recent improvements to the home’s infrastructure include a newer roof, new water heater, and new sump pump. The second floor also features newer bathroom plumbing.

East Bridgewater, MA

10. 361 Main St, Hampstead, NH

Price: $849,000
Year built: 1740
Grandfathered two-family:
Income opportunities abound with this classic residence on a lot of 5.23 acres. The five-bedroom home comes with an income-producing studio apartment with a separate entrance. There are five working fireplaces plus a newly added first-floor primary suite.

Hampstead, NH

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