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Built in 1678, a Massachusetts Colonial Is the Week’s Oldest Home

A home built in 1678 in Massachusetts is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

Sitting along the Ipswich River, the Harris-Sutton House has been renovated over the decades. Modern amenities now include a state-of-the-art HVAC system with radiant heating and central air conditioning, as well as a kitchen with custom cabinetry.

Other historic properties coming on the market this week include the original home of one of the first settlers of Westborough, MA, an 18th-century Cape in Connecticut, and the former New Hampshire home of a Revolutionary War sea captain.

For a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes, just scroll on down.

Price: $1,189,000
Year built: 1678
The Harris-Sutton House: 
This charming four-bedroom home features a dining room with an original Rumford fireplace, exposed beams, and restored wide-plank wood flooring.

A lovely primary suite comes with a coffered ceiling, walk-in closet, and bathroom with a walk-in shower. The home was given the local Mary Conley Award for its thoughtful historic preservation. The elevated site offers sweet views of the nearby river.

Ipswich, MA


Price: $399,900
Year built: 1710
Captain Daniel Warren homestead: 
This was the original home of one of the first settlers of Westborough, a man who also founded the first church in town.

Sitting on an acre lot, this three-bedroom home features an expanded kitchen with oak cabinets, original woodwork, exposed beams, and wood flooring.

Westborough, MA


Price: $899,900
Year built: 1724
The Elm Shadow Farm: 
This three-bedroom antique offers high ceilings, large windows, and “King’s Pine” flooring throughout.

There are three wood fireplaces and one propane fireplace. The custom kitchen has been renovated over the years to include modern appliances. A bonus space over the garage comes with a separate entrance and could be used as a studio, home office, or in-law suite.

West Newbury, MA


Price: $349,900
Year built: 1725
18th-century Cape:
This cozy-four bedroom home on an acre lot has been completely remodeled. It now features a kitchen with quartz countertops and a large built-in pantry. The primary bedroom is located on the first floor and boasts a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Three additional bedrooms can be found upstairs.

Bolton, CT


Price: $875,000
Year built: 1725
Spacious home and lot:
Sitting on 3.41 acres, this spacious five-bedroom home has wide-plank pine flooring and much of its original woodwork.

The primary suite is on the first floor. A split staircase leads to the remaining four bedrooms upstairs, and the second staircase leads directly to the kitchen. The sale includes an eight-stall barn with a tack room and two haylofts.

Middleboro, MA


Price: $649,000
Year built: 1730
Willis-Wilbur House:
Built by one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater, this 18th-century saltbox is one of the town’s most historic homes.

Period details include wide-plank pine flooring, original woodwork, and built-ins, as well as six fireplaces. The 3,853-square-foot house has four bedrooms and has been modernized over the years. Newer additions include a large living area, a primary suite with a full bath, and a second-story bonus room.

Bridgewater, MA


Price: $1,950,000
Year built: 1730
The Daniel Fernald House: 
This four-bedroom home was once the home of a sea captain who served in the Revolutionary War.

There are three levels and a whopping 3,388 square feet of living space. The home’s wide-plank pine floors, built-ins, and exposed beams have all been restored. It’s cozy, too: Nine fireplaces can be found throughout the house.

Portsmouth, NH


Price: $329,900
Year built: 1741
Coming soon:
This classic three-bedroom Cape features an original center fireplace.

It sits on nearly 2.5 acres of land highlighted by a waterfall. The plumbing, electrical, and floor joists have all been updated along with the major systems. The primary suite features a fireplace hearth and cedar closet, and the two full bathrooms were remodeled last year.

Haddam, CT


Price: $399,900
Year built: 1750
Updated and quaint:
This three-bedroom Cape features a new kitchen with exposed beams and a wood-burning fireplace.

Sitting on a half-acre lot, the cozy home has built-ins and restored hardwoods throughout. Updates include vinyl windows, a newer water tank, and new electrical.

Seekonk, MA


Price: $999,900
Year built: 1750
Golf course views:
This four-bedroom Colonial overlooks the putting greens of Shore Haven Golf Club.

Evidence of the home’s history can be seen in the beamed and vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, arched doorways, and wide-plank pumpkin floors. Modern updates include renovated bathrooms with Carrara marble and a kitchen with granite countertops.

Norwalk, CT


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