Charming house on Cape Cod in Massachusetts is the oldest house of the week
Built in the mid-17th century, an adorable Cape Cod home in Plymouth, MA is the oldest property to go on the market this week on Realtor.com®.
Close to Plymouth Long Beach, Plimoth Patuxet, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill, this charming home features modern amenities mixed with historic style.
Other vintage homes that landed on the market this week included a New Jersey property bought by a Revolutionary War captain, a stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania and a modernized gem in Connecticut.
Below is a full rundown of the 10 oldest homes this week.
Year of construction: 1650
The Finney House: This charming Chiltonville home features wide-plank pine flooring, exposed beams, built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace.
The three-bedroom home has been updated over the years, but its historic charm remains. Located in the hometown of the United States, the upgraded home now features a kitchen with dining area, master suite with a newer soaking tub and a roof installed in 2020.
Year of construction: 1690
Classic colonial: In this classic New England Colonial style, a number of original details are intact, including wide-plank pine floors and six fireplaces.
The spacious four-bedroom home features an addition built in the 1800s as well as a two-car garage. The dining room has a fireplace and exposed beams, and the open kitchen has a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.
The house, which comprises 8.38 acres, needs some work and is being sold as is.
Year of construction: 1696
The Valentine Whitman House: This attractive stone house has been restored over the years by Preserve Rhode Island and Heritage Restoration.
The cozy three-bedroom home on a one-acre lot features multiple decorative fireplaces, exposed painted beams, and a dining room with a tin ceiling and pine flooring. A spacious master suite has a luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower and bathtub. The red cedar shingle roof and all the mechanics were recently installed.
Year of construction: 1700
WWII Naval Engineer’s House: The foundry building on this 1.6 acre lot would be where Charles Lenfast made of submarine hatches.
The property was originally purchased by a Revolutionary War Captain, then acquired by the Naval Engineer. Today, the foundry’s “watch apartment”, which would have been used as a lookout post for spies, is currently rented. There are several buildings on the property, which offer additional income potential.
The property is part of a conservation easement and is eligible for National Resources Conservation Service grants.
Year of construction: 1710
Stone farmhouse: This spacious five bedroom home sits on 10 acres with a four stall barn and stream surrounded by stone walls and bridges.
Historic details can be found throughout the well-maintained 3,591 square foot home. There are seven fireplaces, wide plank floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, built-ins and three staircases. The private grounds also include an in-ground pool, pool house and a two-story spring with a ‘secret grotto’.
Year of construction: 1725
Affordable farmhouse: This four bedroom home sits on a scenic 4.7 acre lot with a huge barn, attic and tack room.
The master bedroom is on the first floor and three additional bedrooms are upstairs. The 2,335 square foot home offers lots of character with four fireplaces, exposed beams, wide plank floors and built-ins. Enjoy the pure serenity of the stone patio out back.
Year of construction: 1735
The Brooke: This five-bedroom farmhouse on 6.38 acres next to a creek is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The spacious house has three staircases, many built-ins, wide plank floors with their original patina and three fireplaces. There is a second kitchen and a separate entrance, which offers the possibility of a master suite. Soak up panoramic views of the four barns and other outbuildings from the wraparound Victorian porch.
Year of construction: 1737
Cushing House: This three-bedroom post-and-beam home has been completely restored following the guidelines of the Providence Preservation Society.
Period-appropriate lighting has been installed, wide plank floors have been restored, and chimneys have been lined and clad in copper. A gorgeous modern kitchen now features soapstone countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a built-in wine cooler.
Year of construction: 1740
Modernized antiquity: This charming three-bedroom house has a surprising contemporary style.
There remain original hardwood floors as well as exposed beams and four fireplaces. Modern touches include an updated kitchen and a gorgeous lanai. There is a master bedroom on the first floor and two additional bedrooms upstairs. The 1,430 square foot home sits on 1.31 acres of land, which also includes an in-ground pool, beautiful gardens, fruit trees and a greenhouse.
Year of construction: 1740
Extended Colonial: An array of historic details survive in this 2,636 square foot home, including crown molding, a woodstove in the kitchen, and three fireplaces.
Although it was built in the 18th century, the five-bedroom house was extended in 1814. You can take in seasonal views of Scituate Harbor and Marina directly from the spacious porch or enjoy the privacy of the courtyard back under the garden trellis.