Classic Colonial From 1672 on Long Island Is the Week’s Oldest Home for Sale

This week’s list of the 10 oldest homes to land on the market is a collection of gorgeous properties across the East coast.

The eldest of the crew is a 4-acre plot along the northern shore of Long Island. Located in Stauket, NY, this prime piece of property is highlighted by a house dating to 1672. Beyond its historic significance, it also happens to be the last undeveloped parcel in the area—which makes it a lovely proposition for developers.

Other standouts this week include the youngest of the bunch—built in 1760. The Italianate in Sag Harbor, NY, has received a ravishing  Hamptons-chic makeover. We also fell head over heels for a mint-green and cream-colored Connecticut home that’s taken on a new identity as a full-on beach babe.

Have a look at these 10 grand homes in all their 21st-century glory. They’re a reminder that age really is just a number.

1. 18 Lake St, Setauket, NY

Price: $1,599,999
Year built: 1672
Oldfield South: This shingled five-bedroom house just a couple of blocks from Long Island Sound has been upgraded and expanded over the past decade.

In addition, there’s a guesthouse with separate utilities, a three-car garage, and a swimming pool. However, the real lure of this property is its 4 acres. Close to beaches, shops, restaurants, and Stonybrook University, the parcel could be subdivided for development. Just don’t touch the classic charm from the 17th century!

Setauket, NY


2. 70 Anthony Rd, Lebanon, NJ

Price: $535,000
Year built: 1780
Upgraded Colonial: Well-maintained and fully updated, this lovely three-bedroom home has a wonderful mix of modern and vintage touches.

Newer features include ipe wood floors, beamed ceilings, and updated bathrooms. The full-acre lot includes a saltwater pool, hot tub, three-car garage, and guest cottage.

Lebanon, NJ


3. 205 West St, Southington, CT

Price: $329,900
Year built: 1720
Turnkey Colonial: Despite it’s age, this five-bedroom home is move-in ready. It’s recently undergone a top-to-bottom renovation, including a new roof, paint, and bathrooms. Cozy touches from its past include wood beams and fireplaces, while its recent makeover makes it a hassle-free homee.

Southington, CT


4. 9 Brown Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY

Price: $1,449,000
Year built: 1721
Horse farm: This 31-acre property was reportedly used as a link to the Underground Railroad.

The home’s kitchen was recently updated and includes a large center island. Outside, there’s a pool and a whopping eight additional buildings, including a Dutch cow barn and silo, English horse-riding stable, interior riding ring with viewing stand, carriage house with three rental units, and new barn for equipment.

Wappingers Falls, NY


5. 501 Province Line Rd, Allentown, NJ

Price: $260,000
Year built: 1725
Allentown historic: We don’t know much about this four-bedroom home other than what’s visible in the listing photos. What we spotted are lovely hardwood floors, woodwork, moldings, and fireplaces in an old-timey house that could use a little love. It sits on just under an acre.

Allentown, NJ


6. 1276 Bear Creek Rd, Elizabethtown, PA

Price: $750,000
Year built: 1732
Thomas Penn farmhouse: This historic 4.5-acre property in Lancaster County includes a restored farmhouse linked to Thomas Penn.

Both modern and rustic, this four-bedroom house is highlighted by a walk-in fireplace with an 18-century mantle, exposed beams, and an updated kitchen. The property boasts a small stream, stone bank barn, and tennis court.

Elizabethtown, PA


7. 40 N. Court St, East Side of Providence, RI

Price: $865,000
Year built: 1737
Benjamin Cushing house: Built by a successful trader, this is the oldest home in the College Hill Historic District.

Notable woodwork, mantels, wide-plank pine flooring, sidewinder staircases, and exposed beam ceilings are just a few of the hallmark touches that make this home a historic gem. According to the listing, the three-bedroom home’s passed through the hands of multiple architects and has been lovingly maintained and restored.

East Side of Providence, RI


8. 19 Hilltop Rd, Norwalk, CT

Price: $1,695,000
Year built: 1744
Wilson Point: This stylish crème de menthe delight offers 3,168 square feet of updated living space. Expanded by an award-winning architect in 1992, the home also has a new pool and a screened porch.

Norwalk, CT


9. 2860 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD

Price: $500,000
Year built: 1760
10-acre farm: It’s been a tollhouse and a tavern, and now it serves as a functional 10-acre farm with a lovely five-bedroom house, pasture, vegetable gardens, and a pool. The house features four fireplaces, an exposed stone wall, wood stove, two staircases, and a walk-up attic.

Jefferson, MD


10. 6 Union St, Sag Harbor Village, NY

Price: $5,995,000
Year built: 1760
Capt. John Hulbert house: Yesterday and today clash in this exquisitely updated Italianate built for a Revolutionary War hero.

The regal residence has been given a Hamptons-chic makeover where exposed beams sit side by side with Venetian plasterwork and a double-sided fireplace. The five-bedroom home also boasts a wraparound mahogany porch, copper bar on the third floor, roof deck, and an elevator.

Sag Harbor Village, NY

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