With a name like Blossom Homestead, this week’s oldest listing on Realtor.com® was sure to deliver some spectacular outdoor areas. Built in 1693, it didn’t disappoint. It comes with over an acre of landscaped grounds, including an herb garden we can almost sniff through the listing photos.
The rest of this week’s vintage homes are classic—and classy—affairs, each with its own charm.
Sun-drenched porches, antique brickwork, and wide-board floors can be spotted throughout this list of centuries-old residences. They’re pretty pastoral too. Along with raspberry and blueberry bushes, you’ll see mature trees, lawns, and meadows.
So take a look and bask in the beauty of the week’s oldest homes now on sale.
Year built: 1693
Blossom Homestead: This Cape Cod property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes a four-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot home that dates to the 17th century.
Expanded in 2007, the home has four fireplaces, wide-pine floors, and plenty of room for entertaining. The garage features a three-room studio upstairs, and the property comes with its own herb garden, decks, patios, and a screened-in porch.
Year built: 1726
Caleb Clagget House: Recently restored, this historic four-bedroom, 2,650-square-foot home is awash with natural light inside.
It also features new appliances, a white cedar shingle roof, and a cozy wood-burning stove in the dining room. Outside, there’s a heated conservatory, a garden with seating areas, and a gazebo.
Year built: 1734
Dobbins Creek Farm: Less than a mile outside town, this updated four-bedroom, 3,443-square-foot antique is a delightful swath of early Americana.
It includes a rear addition, wide-plank pine floors, hand-hewn beams, several fireplaces, a wood-burning stove, and a new kitchen. The addition tacked on a family room with loft, built-ins, a fireplace, and a walk-out wine cellar.
The 11-acre farm also comes with gardens, a 12-stall dairy barn, corn crib, silo, and stone spring house.
Year built: 1737
Stone-walled stunner: Renovated in all the right places, this elegant, four-bedroom, 2,610-square-foot home marries 18th-century charm with modern updates.
Rustic touches like the beamed ceilings in the owner’s suite are still visible, as are the home’s stone walls and fireplace. The 1.3-acre lot also includes a bluestone patio overlooking open space.
Year built: 1740
Sweet Cape: Vintage, yet up-to-date, this three-bedroom home sits on just over an acre.
It features a wraparound front porch and a breezeway connecting the home to a large two-car garage with a storage loft. Renovated in 2013, the residence has new systems, fresh bathrooms, and hardwood floors. There’s also an unfinished basement and a room on the main floor that could be used as an office or studio.
Year built: 1760
Quintessential Vermont: Full on farm life on a hilltop meadow, this offering includes a full 68 acres of farm, with a dairy barn, wood shop, and sawmill.
There’s also ample garden space, grapevines, as well as raspberry and blueberry bushes. The farmhouse itself has five bedrooms and 3,182 square feet and is ready for a revamp.
Year built: 1760
Federal Colonial: Four generations of the same family have lived in and loved this home.
It’s now time for the four-bedroom, 2,736-square-foot slice of history to be passed along to a new steward. The 1.27-acre lot also has a three-car detached garage, and there’s a kitchen on the second floor for an in-law suite.
Year built: 1769
Restored Colonial: Painted a crisp white and cherry red outside and perched on a half-acre at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 2,462-square-foot Colonial has been beautifully restored.
It includes an unfinished basement with an outside exit and a number of custom touches throughout. Updated and expanded over the years, the vintage home is surrounded by newer development.
Year built: 1770
Elegant estate: Grand and traditional throughout its four bedrooms and 5,010 square feet, this well-kept home comes with a whopping nine fireplaces.
There’s also a new roof, an in-ground pool, and a lovely porch. On the 18.7-acre property, a new owner will also acquire a 600-square-foot guesthouse, as well as numerous outbuildings and stables, making it a perfect spot for a horse farm.
Year built: 1770
Mailly House: This well-maintained historic treasure has changed hands only three times over the past 250 years, and has been featured on HGTV and on the cover of Beautiful House magazine’s Colonial Homes edition.
According to the listing, one of the owners was a master woodworker who transformed the garage into a workshop. The three-bedroom, 2,625-square-foot home sits on three-quarters of an acre and includes period hardware, wood molding, six fireplaces, copper gutters, and mature landscaping.
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