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This 1638 House Is the Oldest For Sale in America

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Homes that are 200 years older or more are not uncommon, particularly in the areas around the 13 original states. Some homes in New England were built in the 1700s. It is rare to find any much older.

Realtor.com looked for the oldest house currently for sale in America. Located in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, this home is on the market for $750,000. It includes three bedrooms and one bathroom. It also sits on a piece of property that covers 1.3 acres.

Greenwich Township is located in southern New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. It sits north of I-295, which runs along much of the river.

According to CoreLogic, housing prices have soared in the past year, which is not surprising given the nearly nationwide migration to suburbs driven to some extent by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the oldest homes in America have spiked in value in recent months.

To determine the oldest houses for sale in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed Realtor.com data on the houses for sale with the earliest build dates. We only listed here houses that the agents gave permission for use to do so.

Click here to see the oldest houses for sale in America.

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17. 273 Pendleton Hill Rd
> Year built: 1706
> Location: North Stonington, Connecticut
> Size: 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,056 sq ft
> List/sale price: $875,000

This home in North Stonington, Connecticut, is one of the oldest working farms in America, sitting on a 28-acre lot. It still has hundreds of blueberry bushes. Built in 1706, this restored New England home features original wood flooring as well as period-accurate hardware and windows. It also has modern appliances in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom.


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16. 245 Ridge St
> Year built: 1693
> Location: Millis, Massachusetts
> Size: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,667 sq ft
> List/sale price: $1,365,000

This Millis, Massachusetts, home, known as Bogastow Farm, is on a working sheep farm, spanning over 64 acres. The main house was initially constructed in 1693, and the rest of the farm was added much later in the 20th century. It is listed with an asking price of $1,365,000.

Source: Patricia McCormick, J Barrett & Co

15. 1 Old Salem Rd
> Year built: 1690
> Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
> Size: 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,752 sq ft
> List/sale price: $699,000

This Gloucester, Massachusetts, home, which sold in June 2021, was initially constructed about 330 years ago. Many of the original features have been preserved and maintained, with several modern amenities added. It features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as four fireplaces and a private patio.

Source: Greg Premru

14. 75 Bridge St
> Year built: 1690
> Location: Manchester, Massachusetts
> Size: 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,954 sq ft
> List/sale price: $1,475,000

This Manchester, Massachusetts, property, listed at nearly $1,5 million sits on 2.7 acres of private property. The home itself is relatively large as well, at almost 4,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It also features a carriage house and is within walking distance of Whittiers Cove.


Source: Mike Petrocelli

13. 485 Hoppin Hill Ave
> Year built: 1690
> Location: North Attleboro, Massachusetts
> Size: 3 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,512 sq ft
> List/sale price: $580,000

This North Attleboro property is one of eight Massachusetts homes to rank among the oldest homes for sale in America in 2021. Though the colonial farmhouse was initially constructed in 1690, it was totally renovated in 1995. The three-bed, 3.5-bath home also features two living rooms, a fireplace, a two-car garage, and a patio.

Source: Courtesy of Cheryl Zalewski

12. 487 Plain Hill Rd
> Year built: 1690
> Location: Norwich, Connecticut
> Size: 4 beds, 1 bath, 2,270 sq ft
> List/sale price: $230,000

This farmhouse in Norwich, Connecticut, from 1690 features many updated original features, including hardwood floors, exposed beams, a chimney, and a fireplace, among others. Other features, like the bathroom, have been updated. The home also features a patio, overlooking the 0.66-acre lot.


Source: Leahy Svetlana

11. 4146 Rivermere Ln
> Year built: 1688
> Location: Eden, Maryland
> Size: 3 beds, 2 baths, 3,000 sq ft
> List/sale price: $445,000

This 17th century Eden, Maryland, home is located on an over 2 acres lot. Throughout its 3,000 square feet, the home features five fireplaces, wood floors throughout, an attic, and a basement. A schoolhouse was added in 1903, and the home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Source: Gavin Pruess

10. 107 Route 23
> Year built: 1685
> Location: Claverack, New York
> Size: 8 beds, 2.5 baths, 5,155 sq ft
> List/sale price: $525,000

This house from 1685, known as the Van Rensselaer Lower Manor House, was the home of several members of the famous Van Rensselaer family. The home is located on over 62 mostly wooded acres.It has over 5,000 square feet and eight bedrooms.

Source: Deanna DiMarzio Real Estate Photography

9. 465 Union St
> Year built: 1680
> Location: Marshfield, Massachusetts
> Size: 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,308 sq ft
> List/sale price: $910,000

The Marshfield, Massachusetts, home is replete with amenities — it has six fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen with cathedral ceiling, a walk-in pantry, new skylights, and three staircases to the second floor. The four-bed, 2.5-bath home sold in May 2021 for $910,000.


Source: Susan Kesner and Lorraine "Dee" Donovan - Listing Agents / Licensed Realtors of Signature Premier Properties

8. 107 Chichester Rd
> Year built: 1680
> Location: Huntington, New York
> Size: 5 bed, 4 bath
> List/sale price: $699,999

Huntington, New York, on Long Island, is home to one of the oldest homes up for sale in 2021. Known as the Peace and Plenty Inn, it is now for sale as a five-bed, four-bath single-family home for $700,000. The home sits on 2.3 acres and has four fireplaces.

Source: Courtesy of Anthony V. Mattera with Hope Real Estate

7. 232 Seven Mile Rd
> Year built: 1680
> Location: Scituate, Rhode Island
> Size: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,400 sq ft
> List/sale price: $365,000

Though this Scituate, Rhode Island, home was built in 1680, it has been completely renovated. It now features bamboo hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a new septic system. Yet it still has many of the aspects one would expect from an older home, including a brick fireplace with a wood stove and a porch.


Source: Jana Correia

6. 62 Water St
> Year built: 1677
> Location: Marion, Massachusetts
> Size: 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,197 sq ft
> List/sale price: $4,219,700

This Marion, Massachusetts, home is so old it is not known exactly when it was built, though it is believed it was approximately around 1677. This historic home has three beds, three baths, and a deck with unobstructed views of Sippican Harbor. It also has an open kitchen, fireplace, and library. The home sold most recently in 1997 for just under $500,000. It is now listed at over $4.2 million.

Source: Mac Alexander

5. 7 Lexington Rd
> Year built: 1673
> Location: Concord, Massachusetts
> Size: 9 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,241 sq ft
> List/sale price: $1,885,000

This Concord, Massachusetts, home has four independent units. It has room for plenty of guests, with nine bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It also features six fireplaces within its four independent units, each with private entrances and in-unit laundry. It has an array of preserved old-world amenities, like cherry cabinets, soapstone countertops, a built-in china cabinet, bookcases, and decorative trimmed paneling.

Source: Courtesy of Bryan Karp, Coach Real Estate - Smithtown

4. 18 Lake St
> Year built: 1672
> Location: Setauket, New York
> Size: 5 bed, 2.5 bath
> List/sale price: $1,599,999

This $1.6 million home in Setauket, New York, on Long Island is almost 350 years old and predates the U.S. by over a century. The home has five bedrooms and a three-car garage. It is located on a 4-acre lot and is close to parks, beaches, libraries, and more.


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3. 8777 Toddsbury Ln
> Year built: 1652
> Location: Gloucester, Virginia
> Size: 6 bed, 3.5+ bath, 7,939 sq ft
> List/sale price: $4,000,000

Of all the oldest homes that have been up for sale in 2021, this Gloucester, Virginia, property has by far the highest value, at $4 million. Built in 1652, the home sits on a 56-acre lot and has nearly a mile of water frontage on the North River. The home itself has six bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The property also has a guest house, a carriage home, and a barn.

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2. 123 Winslow St
> Year built: 1647
> Location: Marshfield, Massachusetts
> Size: 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,666 sq ft
> List/sale price: $659,900

This home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, was one of the oldest properties available in 2021, before it sold in March of 2021 for $659,900. Built in the colonial style, it has many classic features from that era, including six fireplaces, wide-plank wood floors, and high ceilings. The home has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a galley kitchen, family room, living room, dining room, and a private patio.


Source: Andrew and Daisy Huang Photography

1. 406 Swedesboro Rd,
> Year built: 1638
> Location: Gibbstown, New Jersey
> Size: 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,800 sq ft
> List/sale price: $750,000

This home in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, was built nearly 400 years ago, making it not just the oldest home put up for sale in 2021, but also the oldest log cabin in the Western Hemisphere that is still standing. Constructed in 1638, the log home is on the National Register Of Historic Sites. It also features an attached colonial home built a century later.

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