Built hundreds of years ago, many of the homes on this week’s list of the oldest properties have been retrofitted with modern luxury in mind. Nearly all of these antique homes have been given masterful makeovers by smart designers.
From the outside, you may see boxy, predictable Colonials, but inside is where the magic happens. Carved-out nooks and crannies, wonderful woodwork, and fireplaces meld with modern touches to create a fascinating blend of old and new.
The oldest to land on the market this week is a gentleman’s farm-turned-equestrian facility in Connecticut from 1710. The youngest of the bunch, an elegant home in Massachusetts, is awash in the perfect mix of antique touches and elegant furnishings.
Hardwoods, incredible locations, and more await you throughout this list of the oldest homes on the market this week. Take a look and step back in time and enjoy.
Year built: 1710
Stone-Shelley house: Fully renovated by a master builder, this four-bedroom, 3,116-square-foot Colonial is filled with light and modern conveniences.
Details include original wide-plank floors, four fireplaces, a private office on the third floor, as well as a kitchen with stone countertops and roomy dining area. Outdoors, the acre lot includes a stone patio and level yard. It’s also conveniently located near beaches and hiking trails, and within commuting distance of New York City and Boston.
Year built: 1720
Still River: This three-bedroom has been restored by preservation-minded craftsman and carefully modernized with respect to the home’s vintage details.
Highlights include restored fireplaces, wide-plank floors, raised paneling, summer beams, gunstock posts, and updated bathrooms with restored antique fixtures. The home is situated on a 3-acre lot next to 63 acres of conservation land for plenty of wide-open spaces and privacy.
Year built: 1727
Ebenzer Warren house: This turnkey antique has 1,400 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms. It’s equipped with a cooking fireplace, exposed beams, and hardwood floors throughout. The large, fenced backyard includes a patio, deck, and above-ground pool for warm weather fun.
Year built: 1737
Farmhouse: This 3-acre farm comes with a five-bedroom home with style to spare. It features two staircases, gleaming wood floors, and original beamed ceilings. It also has a remodeled kitchen and bathroom with claw-foot tub.
Year built: 1740
Olde Town: This renovated three-bedroom home is one of the oldest documented residences in the city’s historic Olde Town. It sits close to the waterfront, shops, the ferry, and Naval Hospital. Inside, the house features original wide-plank floors, three fireplaces, exposed beams, and woodwork. Outside there’s a fenced courtyard, a deck, trees, and gardens.
Year built: 1740
Gentleman’s farm: Stunning spaces await just around every corner of this 30-acre equestrian property. The four-bedroom antique farmhouse which was added onto in the 1990s is an ideal blend of historic charm and modern features.
There’s also a six-bay garage, four fenced pastures, two electric gates, ponds, and a riding facility. Other accoutrements for horses include an indoor arena, outdoor ring, 22 stalls, tack rooms, and a three-bedroom apartment for staff.
Year built: 1747
Black Walnut Farm: One of the oldest homes in Ulster County, this three-bedroom, 2,548-square-foot Colonial sits on 34 acres in the Hudson Valley. It’s on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years and would make an ideal getaway from New York City.
The home features wide-board floors and high, beamed ceilings, lending it an airy feel. A study was once a birthing room and boasts a wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a barn, open fields, shaded woods, walking trails, stone walls, a stream, and mountain views.
Year built: 1750
Antique Cape: This remodeled four-bedroom sits at the edge of Russell’s Pond on more than an acre of land. Inside, the kitchen, living, and dining areas are wide open. The gorgeous kitchen is outfitted for the fanciest home cooks, and the living room has its own wood stove. Outside, a rear deck overlooks the pond and there’s also a barn.
Year built: 1758
Stone farmhouse: This stone beauty in Bucks County has three bedrooms in 1,904 square feet of living space. Highlights include a lovely front porch, original wood floors, exposed beams, and stone fireplace. The acre lot also has a bonus shed and cabana and sits just minutes from the turnpike.
Year built: 1760
Heart of Andover: This creamy, dreamy home is within walking distance to restaurants and fun in the heart of town. The three-bedroom residence is traditional, featuring wood ceilings and polished floors. The fenced half-acre lot includes a yard with an outdoor living area, patio, and landscaping.
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