Age and beauty are the dominant elements in the list of the 10 oldest homes to land on the market this week.
This week’s most venerable home is a 2-acre property that traces its lineage to the late 1600s. Located in Maryland, Bounds Lott is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been featured in national magazines. The most recently built of this week’s properties is a dazzling Hamptons house from 1745. It was once home to the East Hampton Riding Club, where former first lady Jackie Onassis learned to ride.
Sandwiched in between those two residences is a rich roundup of historical properties in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina—each with a story to tell, and each full of style and grace developed over centuries.
Giddy up and scroll on.
Year built: 1688
Bounds Lott: This property is named for Jonathan Bounds, who bought the 2-plus acres in 1732. While the listing notes that the original section of the home was built in 1695, it goes on to give the year it was built as 1688. Either way, it makes the grade!
The parcel for sale also includes the Shiloh Schoolhouse, from 1903. The three-bedroom main home is a fully renovated retreat that’s ready for move-in.
Year built: 1690
Norwich Cape: The oldest farmhouse in the area, this four-bedroom home still boasts plenty of 17th-century charm. You’ll see a central chimney, exposed beams, wide-board floors, a beehive oven, and bead-board walls.
Updates to appeal to today’s buyers include a new roof, a remodeled bathroom, and a water softener. The yard backs up to fields, offering wide open spaces to roam and explore.
Year built: 1716
Joseph Stone House: Spanning nearly 2 acres, including a hidden backyard and a small orchard, this property is a gorgeous four-bedroom Colonial in a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue. Updated throughout its 11 rooms, the home has a remodeled kitchen, two remodeled bathrooms, a second-floor laundry room, and new heating systems.
Year built: 1734
Thomas Bolem House: Once used as a community municipal and gathering place, this home sits on a full acre and is the oldest in the town’s historic district.
During the Revolutionary War, the home was used as a tavern. After extensive restoration, the four-bedroom Colonial has a gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a large sunroom, game room, and more.
Year built: 1738
Historic Petersham: Fully updated, this four-bedroom, 3,487-square-foot home is overflowing with rustic charm. Inside, you’ll find vintage touches like wide-plank floors and beamed ceilings. Updates include a newer kitchen and light-filled bathrooms.
Year built: 1738
Samuel Dodge House: Sitting on a quarter-acre in the historic Mill Pond district on Long Island, this four-bedroom Colonial offers water views. Outside, there are brick patios as well as a terraced and fenced yard. Inside, the airy home is filled with built-ins, a skylight, and exposed brick.
Year built: 1740
Dog-friendly: Sitting on over an acre with easy access to the Niantic River, this three-bedroom home has its original beehive oven and four fireplaces. Outside, a second driveway was recently added, and there’s a storage shed, plus an outbuilding overlooking the river.
Year built: 1742
Antique gem: Remixed beautifully to reflect its roots yet offer modern comforts, this three-bedroom home sits on more than half an acre. The outdoor spaces are highlighted by raised beds, a stone patio, a gazebo, a potting shed, plus a two-story detached barn. Inside, the home features exposed brick and beams, plank floors, three fireplaces, built-in bookcases, and cupboards.
Year built: 1742
Restored Colonial: On nearly 2 acres, this four-bedroom home is filled with modern upgrades, like Brazilian soapstone kitchen counters and a central vac system. It’s also punctuated by charming details like the beamed ceilings and fireplaces. There’s also a rocking chair front porch and a detached cottage, all surrounded by lovely country views.
Year built: 1745
Abraham Baker House: This charming antique sits just down the street from Two Mile Hollow Beach, and was once home to the Riding Club of East Hampton, where Jacqueline Bouvier, later to marry the future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, acquired her equine skills. Today, the nearly full-acre property has a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot home, leaving plenty of room for a pool or additional structure.
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