Built in 1700, Charming Connecticut Farmhouse Is the Week's Oldest Home

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This week's oldest homes to land on Realtor.com® is topped by a charming Connecticut farmhouse built in 1700. As the centuries have flown by, the home has been lovingly maintained and updated. Today, the 321-year-old residence is a perfect balance of antique details and modern conveniences.

Beyond the farmhouse, the week's top 10 offer up a lovely combination of renovated residences and projects waiting for a handy buyer.

There's a marvelous Massachusetts home built in 1739 for painter Ralph Earle, a 5-acre farm in the Berkshires with a home from 1740, and a fully remodeled Newport, RI, home built in 1743.

For those in search of a remodel job, there's a 40-acre Pennsylvania property with a farmhouse from 1736. It's headed to auction next month and offers the potential to be transformed into something spectacular.

1. 260 Redding Rd, Redding, CT

Price: $459,000
Year built: 1700
Old and new:
Updated for modern living, this four-bedroom charmer features wide-board flooring, exposed beams, and chestnut paneling.

Newer additions include a greenhouse, renovated kitchen, and family room update. The 2,264 square feet of interior space features a number of built-ins and handcrafted details. The 1.2-acre lot sits in a desirable part of town close to shops, restaurants, and a train station.

Redding, CT
Redding, CT

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2. 459 Blackstone St, Uxbridge, MA

Price: $400,000
Year built: 1715
E.A. Southwick House:
This early American saltbox-style residence offers 1,773 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms. The wide-board flooring, moldings, fireplaces, and built-ins are original, while the refinished floors and modern updates offer the latest in creature comforts.

Uxbridge, MA
Uxbridge, MA

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3. 41 3rd St, Newport, RI

Price: $1,495,000
Year built: 1720
Quintessential Colonial:
It's picture-perfect! Meticulously maintained by the current owners, this three-story, six-bedroom home comfortably sleeps 12. Outdoors, the home is surrounded by mature plants for privacy and includes a tiered patio and gardens.

Newport, RI
Newport, RI

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4. 2225 Chestnut Tree Rd, Honey Brook, PA

Price: $500,000
Year built: 1736
Glengelly Farm:
This broken-down old home sits on over 40 acres and is headed to auction in November. Interested bidders should know there's a $50,000 deposit due on auction day, and the bidding will begin at $500,000.

Accessed via a tree-lined drive running between two ponds, the gutted main house will require a buyer who knows how to revive old homes. But if it's beyond repair, the winning bidder also has the potential to develop the old farm.

Honey Brook, PA
Honey Brook, PA

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5. 508 Pleasant St, Paxton, MA


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Price: $499,900
Year built: 1739
Ralph Earle House:
Originally built for the American painter, this home is recently renovated and sits on a half-acre lot close to the center of town.

The four-bedroom home has master suites on the first and second floors, multiple fireplaces, and an attached space which could be used as an office or in-law suite.

Paxton, MA
Paxton, MA

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6. 36 Scribner Rd, Millerton, NY

Price: $1,850,000
Year built: 1740
Berkshires beauty:
Surrounded by mountain views, this well-manicured 5-acre property features a sauna, pool, and pond.

As for the three-bedroom farmhouse, it features wood floors, a renovated kitchen, and new exterior paint.

Millerton, NY
Millerton, NY

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7. 938 Salem St, Lynnfield, MA

Price: $549,900
Year built: 1740
Deacon Daniel Mansfield House:
This landmark four-bedroom home was built by the Mansfield family, but later came to be known as the Pickle House when the Sheehan family moved in and, you guessed it, sold pickles from the barn.

More sweet than sour, the home is filled with rich details and has large back and front yards with fruit trees and a plot for gardening. There's even an additional space off the garage for an office, home gym, or workshop.

Lynnfield, MA
Lynnfield, MA

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8. 322 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, PA

Price: $729,900
Year built: 1740
Flourtown fantasy:
Immaculately maintained, this 3,113-square-foot, five-bedroom farmhouse sits on 1.6 acres that were part of a King George II "thumbprint grant."

Renovated and restored by the current owners over the past 30 years, the home feature deep windowsills, random-width flooring, and original hardware. Outdoors, the brick patio and original bank barn are ideal entertaining spaces.

Fort Washington, PA
Fort Washington, PA

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9. 207 High St, Cambridge, MD

Price: $595,000
Year built: 1740
The Caile-Bayly House:
While it was built in 1740, this home wasn't built here. Disassembled and shipped by barge to its current location in 1770 by John Caile, this Colonial includes a stunning two-story galleried porch across the front.

During what is estimated to be the middle to late 19th century, homeowner Dr. Alexander Hamilton Bayly extended the four-bedroom home to its current size of 3,080 square feet.

Cambridge, MD
Cambridge, MD

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10. 17 Third St, Newport, RI

Price: $1,525,000
Year built: 1743
Modernized Colonial:
Extensively updated and remodeled in 2019, this three-bedroom home is located in the Newport Point neighborhood, near downtown. The backyard has a stone patio and a miniature guest suite, making this place ideal as a summer retreat or year-round residence.

Newport, RI
Newport, RI

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