Colonial Built in 1688 in Massachusetts Is the Week’s Oldest Home

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A beautiful home in Marshfield, MA, built by some of the nation’s first settlers is the oldest property to hit the market this week on®.

Well-maintained over the centuries, the 17th-century home just north of Plymouth Rock boasts wide-plank flooring, a ceiling with an exposed beam, and four fireplaces.

Other antique homes on the market this week include a restored farmhouse in New Jersey, a Georgian Colonial in Connecticut, and a two-family home in Massachusetts.

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

1. 91 Old Colony Ln, Marshfield, MA

Price: $760,000
Year built: 1688
Built by Josias Winslow: 
This four-bedroom home was built by one of the first settlers in Massachusetts. The listing states that parts of the home date to 1652, making it one of the oldest homes still standing in Massachusetts.

It’s been modernized over the years and now features a bright kitchen with a white fireplace that separates it from the dining area. In the living room, there’s another cozy fireplace with an antique mantel. The acre lot comes with a workshop that also offers storage space.

Marshfield, MA

2. 172 Halls Hill Rd, Killingly, CT

Price: $245,000
Year built: 1690
Gaston estate:
It’s the former home of Capt. Alex Gaston, whose son William Gaston became mayor of Boston and governor of Massachusetts in 1875.

The affordable four-bedroom home features an updated kitchen as well as period details, which include a built-in pantry and four fireplaces. The 2.9-acre lot is also home to a duck pond, gardens, and a garage.

Killingly, CT

3. 2053 S Branch Rd, Branchburg Township, NJ

Price: $1,150,000
Year built: 1723
Still Meadow Farm: 
This restored seven-bedroom farmhouse features original wide-board pine flooring and a gorgeous ceiling with an exposed beam.

The modernized kitchen is equipped with a beautiful island, granite countertops, and a wood-burning stove. The screened-in porch overlooks the idyllic property, which is highlighted by a brick patio and hot tub.

The property also comes with an income-producing two-bedroom carriage house, separate in-law suite, spacious barn, beautiful gardens, and even a stream.

Branchburg Township, NJ

4. 325 Hill Rd, Harwinton, CT

Price: $925,000
Year built: 1730
Shaggy Hill Farm:
This four-bedroom home comes with 15 acres. Beautifully renovated in 2016, it features historic fireplaces throughout, including a two-sided fieldstone fireplace in the living room.

An in-law apartment at the rear of the home boasts a full kitchen, bath, and fireplace. The property includes a three-car heated garage, a spacious shed, chicken and duck coops, a massive barn, several sheds, and a private pond.

Harwinton, CT

5. 85 Church St, Hamilton, NJ

Price: $439,900
Year built: 1740
Updated Colonial:
This cozy three-bedroom home features two staircases, exposed beams, and wide-plank flooring.

The front-to-back living room has a decorative fireplace, and the remodeled kitchen boasts custom cabinets and modern appliances. A sitting room just off the primary bedroom overlooks the backyard. You can take in views of the secluded property from the spacious deck.

Hamilton, NJ

6. 652 Pleasant St, Paxton, MA

Price: $405,500
Year built: 1740
Modernized Colonial:
This three-bedroom home has had a number of improvements, including a new roof and updated electrical. Historic elements that remain include wide-plank flooring and exposed beams. The lower level features a bonus room and bar area with seating for six.

Paxton, MA

7. 3550 Coolidge Hwy, Guilford, VT

Price: $400,000
Year built: 1750
Historic and modern:
This five-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home offers modern updates as well as period finishes. A lovely living room features a beautiful fireplace and exposed beams.

The 2.28-acre lot includes an in-ground pool, a barn with storage space, and a garage with an apartment on top.

Guilford, VT

8. 1331 Route 171, Woodstock, CT

Price: $440,000
Year built: 1754
Hill Town origins:
This four-bedroom home was originally part of Hill Town of Maplehurst in the mid-1700s.

The 2,912-square-foot Cape Cod home was expanded in 2010, but it still features original details, including oak cabinets and chestnut-beamed ceilings. The primary suite has a fireplace and a custom window to let in plenty of natural light. A two-level deck out back overlooks the secluded backyard. There’s also a detached two-car garage with a second level that could be transformed into a guest space.

Woodstock, CT

9. 37 Mountain Spring Rd, Farmington, CT

Price: $1,250,000
Year built: 1764
Judah Woodruff Estate: 
This nine-bedroom Georgian Colonial was built by Farmington’s founding father.

The 2.65-acre property is filled with perennial gardens and fruit trees. The 20-room home features seven original hearths and wide-plank flooring. There’s also a library, solarium, art studio, music room, and country kitchen with multiple pantries.

Farmington, CT

10. 157-159 Moreland St, Worcester, MA

Price: $475,000
Year built: 1765
Two-family home: 
This six-bedroom, two-family home includes a potential revenue stream. The unit at 157 Moreland St. features wide-plank flooring, a main-level primary bedroom, and two upstairs bedrooms, and 159 Moreland St. is divided into two units. The first-floor unit has one bedroom, and the second-floor unit has two bedrooms.

Worcester, MA

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