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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.