Built in 1683, This Week's Oldest Home Is a Pretty Pennsylvania Estate

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Close to everything and brimming with potential, the oldest listing to hit the market on Realtor.com® this week deserves a toast.

Raise your glass to a 4.6-acre vineyard estate in Pennsylvania that dates to 1683—around the same time William Penn founded the state. On the market for $1.2 million, the home awaits a buyer to write its next chapter.

This week's list of vintage properties also includes a handful of sweet cottages, a Colonial in Rhode Island on the National Register of Historic Places, and a South Carolina home from 1740 filled with formal finishes for distinguished entertaining.

None of these homes has lost its looks over the past three centuries—and many have never looked better. Scroll down and have a look for yourself.

1. 535 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Price: $1,200,000
Year built: 1683
Vineyard estate:
Can you convert this 17th-century structure back into a gorgeous single-family home?

This eight-bedroom, 6,755-square-foot stone mansion is currently set up as an office. Inside, you'll find wood floors, ornate finishes, high ceilings, custom millwork, and a home gym with views of a paver courtyard below. The gated 4.6-acre property comes with a vineyard, detached garage, and office space with private entrance.

Glen Mills, PA
Glen Mills, PA

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2. 85 Austin Ave, Smithfield, RI

Price: $725,000
Year built: 1710
Waterman-Winsor House:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and meticulously restored by architects and craftsmen, this farmhouse is a slice of paradise.

The four-bedroom home features two chimneys, eight working fireplaces, pine floors, as well as beveled gunstock posts and beams. The 2-acre property comes with three barns for storage, plus apple trees.

Smithfield, RI
Smithfield, RI

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3. 38 Church St, Kingston, NH

Price: $350,000 (now off-market)
Year built: 1712
Wooded bliss:
Surrounded by peace and quiet and steeped in history, this four-bedroom home attracted a buyer in less than a week.

Set on 3.3 acres, the two-story Cape Cod is walking distance to town and a number of local establishments.

Kingston, NH
Kingston, NH

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4. 1656 Street Rd, New Hope, PA

Price: $924,90
Year built: 1710
Bucolic Bucks County:
Renovated and filled with light, this four-bedroom farmhouse now features two staircases, a gym, walk-up basement, and tons of storage. Outside, the 1.36-acre lot features a huge backyard with pergola and veranda as well as a lovely entry courtyard with fountain.

New Hope, PA
New Hope, PA

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5. 126 Thornton Rd, Thornton, PA


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Price: $400,000
Year built: 1726
New meets old:
Updated over the years, this quaint two-bedroom home features rustic stone walls, a kitchen updated in 2008, and large windows.

Outside, the 2.5-acre retreat includes a creek and parklike setting.

Thornton, PA
Thornton, PA

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6. 138 Prospect St, Acton, MA

Price: $950,000
Year built: 1735
Fresh and fun:
A teal front door and soft sea-foam exterior offer clues to the light and airy interiors of this historic home.

Offering loads of windows and gleaming hardwood floors, the residence is truly an antique gem. For sale for the first time in 20 years, the home is highlighted by wood beams, an updated kitchen, and even solar panels. Just shy of an acre, the property is close to shops, schools, and commuter routes.

Acton, MA
Acton, MA

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7. 12 Church St, Roxbury, CT

Price: $1,500,000
Year built: 1740
Georgian Colonial:
Sitting between three Colonial churches, this 4-acre horse property was originally built for Sen. Nathan Smith and his wife, Sarah McCracken.

It includes a six-bedroom, 3,636-square-foot main house, which was expanded way back in 1790. On the grounds, you'll find a 400-year-old maple tree, a 300-year-old sycamore, a barn with horse stalls, and a fenced pasture.

Roxbury, CT
Roxbury, CT

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8. 771 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ

Price: $999,000
Year built: 1740
Montclair original:
Once owned by the town's first mayor, this five-bedroom home offers great spaces for entertaining. Of course, the pool in the backyard wasn't there in 1740, but is a welcome addition for a buyer in 2021.

Inside, details include stained-glass windows, an updated kitchen, and numerous upgrades. In addition to the pool, there's a custom outdoor kitchen, spa, and waterfall.

Montclair, NJ
Montclair, NJ

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9. 70 N. Main St, Sharon CT

Price: $895,000
Year built: 1740
Western views:
Soft pastels run throughout this charming three-bedroom cottage, from the blush pink front door to the whitewashed deck out back.

Filled with period details and close to shops and restaurants, this is a fairy-tale residence waiting for a buyer to sweep it off its feet.

Sharon, CT
Sharon, CT

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10. 54 Tradd St, Charleston, SC

Price: $4,450,000
Year built: 1740
William Vanderhorst House:
Immaculately updated without losing one iota of its charm, this five-bedroom home is filled with formal living spaces.

For relaxation, there's a rooftop terrace with views of Charleston church steeples plus a walled brick courtyard highlighted by a fountain.

Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC

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