A working sheep farm in Massachusetts known as Bogastow Farm is the oldest listing to land on the market this week on realtor.com®. About 25 miles southwest of Boston, the main house on the 64-acre property dates all the way to 1693.
The property has been in the family of the current owners since 1953, and they are seeking a buyer interested in continuing the agricultural operation and the spirit of conservation that has kept this parcel pristine over the centuries.
Apart from Bogastow, this week’s senior listings include a former whaler’s house in New Jersey, a shorefront property with spectacular views in New Hampshire, and a stylish beach house built in 1720, complete with lobster wallpaper in the powder room.
There’s plenty for antique architecture lovers to savor this week. Take a look and enjoy.
Year built: 1693
Bogastow Farm: Shear-ly delightful? This 64-acre property is currently a working sheep farm that has been owned by the same family since 1953. The farm boasts a main house built back in 1693, a barn, two cottages, and additional outbuildings. The family is looking to sell the property to new owners who “value it for its agricultural potential.”
Year built: 1700
Nazareth stone farmhouse: On just over an acre and lined with original stone walls, this three-bedroom main house includes a large covered patio and a new roof. It also has a carriage house with a stable and hay loft, an oversized two-car garage, and a workshop. (Although it was listed less than a week ago, it’s currently off market.)
Year built: 1706
Thomas Leaming Home: This two-bedroom house is said to be the last whaler’s house in Cape May County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It’s surrounded by more than 7 acres, filled with gardens, streams, ponds, and a gazebo. One of the property’s outbuildings is an old root cellar, and another was built in the early 1700s, with wood reclaimed from shipwrecks.
Year built: 1709
Antique Cape: This nearly 1-acre property is surrounded by stone walls and awash with lovely landscaping. The four-bedroom home is also conveniently located, according to the listing. It boasts five fireplaces and is filled with history.
Year built: 1715
Village treasure: This antique, gambrel-roofed residence has five bedrooms and 4,090 square feet of living space. It has been totally refurbished and includes custom millwork, wood floors, a lower-level tavern room, a separate guest suite with a private entry, and even a heated yoga studio. The 2 well-manicured acres also include a barn with storage and workspace.
Year built: 1717
Antique Colonial: This recently renovated and well-maintained four-bedroom home sits on the shore of the Piscataqua River, with water views from both the front and back of the residence. Ideal for an outdoorsy buyer, the property offers direct access to hiking, kayaking, biking, and boating.
Year built: 1719
Manchester-by-the-Sea: From the curb, this antique perched on a corner lot is picture perfect, with a garden and a split-rail fence. Inside, the charming three-bedroom home has been lovingly cared for over the past three centuries. The home boasts a private rear terrace and two fireplaces.
Year built: 1720
Expanded Cape: This classic, New England-style residence has been expanded and updated over the decades to create a four-bedroom, 2,407-square-foot home with a large living room, home office, and bonus room. The nearly 1-acre lot also features a detached garage with finished space upstairs and it’s located less than 2 miles from the beach.
Year built: 1725
Cape Cod country estate: This private, 6-acre property includes stone walls surrounded by watershed land, an orchard filled with fruit trees and berries, and perennial gardens.
Other highlights include a two-stall horse barn, a cabin with propane lighting, an above-ground pool, and a chicken coop. The Cape Cod-style home has five bedrooms, plenty of natural light, an updated kitchen, and recent updates including exterior paint.
Year built: 1725
Historic Colonial: Technically, it’s from the 1700s. The home’s foundation dates back to 1725, but the home was rebuilt in 1810.
No matter what the date, the roomy, four-bedroom, 2,754-square-foot home has a sunny library, woodwork and new windows. The nearly 2-acre property also includes a barn, which has been approved for subdivision into two rental units and is within walking distance of the Derry Golf Course.
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