Built in 1705, a New England Colonial in New Hampshire Is This Week’s Oldest Home

A New England Colonial that was built in 1705 in Kingston, NH, is the oldest home on the market this week on Realtor.com®.

The three-bedroom domicile still boasts eight fireplaces (including one with a beehive oven), exposed-beam ceilings, and wide-plank wood floors.

Other historic homes to hit the market this week include a renovated New England Cape in Connecticut, a property with a carriage house in Maryland, and a log and stone cabin in Virginia.

Scroll down for a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes.

Price: $650,000
Year built: 1705
Thoughtfully updated:
This 3,485-square-foot dwelling is one of the oldest homes in the state.

The 18th-century build still boasts original wainscoting, trim, and fireplaces. The kitchen has an exposed brick wall, wood-beam ceiling, and stainless-steel appliances. The sunroom offers views of the picturesque, 3-acre lot. The primary bedroom is on the first floor, and two more bedrooms are upstairs.

A three-story barn, chicken coop, and summer house can also be found on the property.

Kingston, NH


Price: $749,999
Year built: 1720
The John Moulton Homestead: 
This modernized property still features original beam ceilings and wide-plank wood floors.

Four bedrooms and two bathrooms can be found in this 2,944-square-foot home. An updated kitchen boasts built-in cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. The dining area features a cozy fireplace, and the living room has a coffered ceiling and built-in cabinets. Several fireplaces are located throughout the house, and you can enjoy views from the screened porch.

A four-season greenhouse and oversized barn can also be found on the 1-acre property.

Hampton, NH



Price: $825,000
Year built: 1727
Red landmark:
Also known as the Project Dale House, this five-bedroom Colonial still features original wood-paneled walls, beamed ceilings, built-in cabinets, and wainscoting.

Five fireplaces and dentil moldings can be found throughout the 2,911 square feet of living space. The primary suite is on the first floor, and four more bedrooms are upstairs. A modernized kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and a spacious island with granite countertops.

A three-story barn was recently restored and offers plenty of space for storage, a home office, or a studio. The property is pending sale.

Hanover, MA



Price: $1,595,000
Year built: 1730
The bishop cottage:
This renovated, New England Cape still features many original details, including exposed-beam ceilings, wide-plank wood floors, and multipaned windows.

Modernizations over the years have made way for an updated kitchen with high-end appliances and a wood ceiling. The wood-paneled dining area also features a wood ceiling with exposed beams. The first-floor primary bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and an adjoining sunroom. The second floor has two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.

The 2-acre property also has a heated pool, a pool house, a two-car garage with a climate-controlled gym, and two outbuildings.

Bethlehem, CT



Price: $859,900
Year built: 1730
Home with a carriage house:
This half-acre property comes with two homes. The main residence offers three en suite bedrooms. The rear carriage house has two bedrooms and a private brick patio.

Both homes have been modernized over the years, and each has its own separate driveway. Hardwood floors have been restored, and the kitchens have been updated with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

Other historic details include built-in bookshelves, arched ceilings, and a living room with a fireplace.

Chestertown, MD



Price: $344,900
Year built: 1740
Benjamin Howd Home: 
This ultra-affordable, center-chimney saltbox features 2,889 square feet of living space.

The three-bedroom abode offers a front parlor, sitting area, living room, library, and kitchen on the main floor. Here, glass sliders open to a greenhouse and mudroom on one side and a patio on the other.

The large living and dining rooms boast plank flooring, exposed beams, a wood-burning stove, and a wood-burning fireplace.

The bedrooms are upstairs, including the primary bedroom, which has an adjacent office.

The acre lot also features an oversized garage and a storage shed.

North Branford, CT



Price: $1,350,000
Year built: 1740
Edward Burr/Capt. Thomas Nash House: 
This historic landmark has been updated over the years. The five-bedroom home measures 3,688 square feet, and it features restored hardwood floors, exposed beams, built-ins, and fireplaces.

The bright, modern kitchen features an exposed-brick accent wall, custom cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. The loft area upstairs could be used as a home office. The beautiful primary suite has a fireplace and an updated bathroom with wainscoting.

The property includes a separate, one-bedroom guest cottage.

Westport, CT



Price: $625,000
Year built: 1750
Log and stone cabin: 
Offered as is, this charming, five-bedroom stone home boasts lots of history.

The cozy living room features wide-plank wood flooring, a wood-beam ceiling, and a walk-in fireplace. The dining room also has a fireplace, and the main-floor bedroom showcases exposed stone walls. The primary bedroom upstairs has a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams.

The 14-acre lot also includes a small storage building, a stone springhouse, a log storage building, and a pool in need of some rehab. An offer is pending on this property.

Purcellville, VA



Price: $429,900
Year built: 1753
The Mansion House: 
Built by one Daniel Beach, this four-bedroom home features historic stone stairs.

Modestly priced, the 1,964-square-foot structure underwent a massive restoration about 48 years ago. The basement was dug deeper at the time, and a cement floor was installed. The sagging house was jacked up, and all of the rotted beams were replaced using wood from an old barn on the property.

The home still retains exposed-beam ceilings, three fireplaces, and wood floors. The bright kitchen features a wood-burning stove. One bedroom is located on the main level, while the others are upstairs.

An enclosed sunroom overlooks the 1.2-acre backyard.

Trumbull, CT



Price: $450,000
Year built: 1760
Rustic Cape:
This well-priced, wood cabin has been updated over the years, but historic details remain, including the original wood floors.

The standout kitchen boasts a cathedral ceiling, slate countertops, and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. The nearby sunroom has radiant heat and was built using timber salvaged from a home in Cumberland, circa 1840. The primary bedroom with a sitting area is located on the first floor. Upstairs, another bedroom can be found, along with a studio or office space.

Enjoy views of the private 1.3-acre lot from the farmer’s porch. An offer is pending on the property.

Cumberland, ME



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