Giddyup, historic home lovers! The oldest home to land on the market this week is a honey of a horse property spread across 5 acres, smack-dab between Boston and Cape Cod and built back in 1680.
While equestrian pursuits probably weren’t top of mind when ground was broken to build the home, it’s since become a horse lover’s paradise. The property is outfitted with riding ring, pen, and pastures. And while the home is a classic, there are a few nods to modern lifestyle outside—like the in-ground pool with cabana and hot tub.
A wide range of historic homes feature in our Top 10, some with waterfront views, some in city centers, and others surrounded by mature trees and vegetation that it would take a lifetime—or several—to try to recreate.
So saddle up, and join us on a journey through this week’s oldest homes.
Year built: 1680
Antique equestrian: This four-bedroom home has been updated over the centuries, but still has original features, like a beehive oven, wide pine floors, and wood-beamed ceilings. Besides the historic home, a buyer will also acquire a prime property for horses.
Situated on a little under 5 acres, this parcel has a five-stall horse barn, lighted riding ring, round pen, and three pastures. There’s also a vegetable garden, storage shed, and a two-car garage with a lift.
Year built: 1690
Historical Cape Cod: Considered to be the second-oldest home in town, and moved from its original resting spot on a nearby lane, this three-bedroom slice of history comes with unobstructed views of Sippican Harbor.
Outside, the 1-acre lot includes a new two-car garage, outbuildings for storage, and waterfront rights for boating, docking, swimming, and fishing.
Year built: 1700
Historic Stroudwater: Make a little history in Maine’s main city—this beautiful home is the oldest in Portland. It was built in 1700 by Col. Thomas Westbrook on the west shore of the tidal Fore River.
The interiors of this five-bedroom home are elegant and airy. Outside, the serene property includes 200 feet of water frontage for canoeing, kayaking, or just relaxing.
Year built: 1700
Farmstead paradise: Spanning 25 acres, this landmark property includes a 1700s Germanic wood barn and a stone house with a pitched roof and stone archways.
The two-bedroom, 2,315-square-foot main house, also from 1700, still has vintage doors, moldings, and a large cooking fireplace.
At 320 years old, this home still shines, thanks to its built-ins, custom light fixtures, and rustic hardwood floors, as well as updated kitchen appliances.
Year built: 1710
Downtown Port Deposit: This two-bedroom Federal-style house is in the downtown area, close to restaurants and the Susquehanna River.
Highlights of the style-forward residence include hardwood floors throughout, a balcony off the main bedroom, wainscoting in the living room, plus a decorative fireplace and mantel.
Year built: 1721
Historic homestead: Tucked away off the main road amid rolling hills, this 2.75-acre homestead has a babbling brook running through the property.
The four-bedroom house was built by a man named Elihu Hickok, and has a large family room, three fireplaces, beehive oven, and wide-plank floors.
The kitchen was recently fully renovated, with double ovens and a six-burner range. We note that it was just pulled off the market, but keep your eyes peeled for a return!
Year built: 1730
Side Hall Colonial: Recently updated with a kitchen and fireplace, this four-bedroom home includes a deck off the family room and a walk-up attic.
The nearly half-acre of land features a fenced yard with a brick patio and is filled with mature perennials and trees.
Year built: 1740
Tunnel Farm: This turnkey country estate on 24 acres is available for the first time, after a three-year renovation, expansion, and restoration.
Highlights of the grounds include a pond, arboretum, organic vegetable garden, orchard, guest cottage, and caretaker’s home.
The five-bedroom main house is a gorgeous balance between rustic and refined, mixing contemporary design with historical touches.
Year built: 1753
Downtown harbor home: This five-bedroom Colonial sits on a lovely landscaped lot, just a block from the waters of Walton Cove.
Lovingly maintained, the home is surrounded by gardens, pergolas with climbing roses, fruit trees, and herb gardens. For additional storage, there’s a two-story barn on the property.
Year built: 1757
Captain’s landing: Built by Capt. Moses Forbes, this updated three-bedroom house has been featured in magazines, thanks to its historic charm.
Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, three fireplaces, and a center chimney. The windows throughout the home are new, and both of the bathrooms have been recently remodeled.
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