Special Report

This 1638 House Is the Oldest For Sale in America

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.

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