The MLS’s Oldest Listings

Team 24/7 Realtors
Team 24/7 Realtors
Published on July 15, 2021

In a nation chock-full of McMansions and generic tract homes, historic homes are treasured rarities. Rarer still is a vintage home from centuries ago reimagined into a spectacular space with one foot firmly rooted in its past, and the other placed firmly in modern times.

The week’s oldest home to hit the market is one of those truly rare gems. Built in 1714, the Lucy Athearn House in Massachusetts has been given a makeover that lets the best of both worlds shine.


The rest of this week’s list includes distinguished addresses in quaint old towns like Bridgehampton and Ipswich. There’s even one vintage beauty that’s been renovated down to the beams with just a few finishes needed to transform it into a customized coastal retreat.

There’s no better place to spend your summer than in one of the week’s oldest homes.

1. 5 Stillpoint Meadows Rd, West Tisbury, MA

Price: $3,300,000
Year built: 1714
Lucy Athearn House:
 Sitting on 3 acres bordering Priester Pond, this estate was built in 1714.

It’s since been renovated into a move-in ready dream with beamed wood ceilings and exposed brick. The five-bedroom, 3,283-square-foot home features a great room built with beams from the original barn, vaulted ceilings, and a screened porch overlooking the grounds.

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2. 16 County St, Ipswich, MA

Price: $519,900
Year built: 1725
Knowlton House:
 Located in town, this three-bedroom, 1,427-square-foot townhome was fully restored in 2003. Care was taken to maintain the home’s exposed beams and wide-plank pine floors.

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3. 24 Great Bay Rd, Greenland, NH

Price: $1,400,000
Year built: 1730
Timber-frame farmhouse:
 Restored and rebuilt from the frame up, this four-bedroom home needs a few finishing touches.

Completed work includes a new kitchen, custom moldings, and custom maple cabinetry. Sitting on just over an acre near beaches, the home comes with a brand-new garage.

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4. 2887 Poindexter Rd, Louisa, VA

Price: $2,250,000
Year built: 1732
Prospect Hill:
 This sprawling 41-acre estate in Central Virginia is known as Prospect Hill. It’s highlighted by a five-bedroom main home with 5,360 square feet of living space.

The property includes various cabins, cottages, a summer kitchen, and a carriage house. All of those structures make this an ideal boutique rental property and/or event space. There’s also an in-ground pool, beautiful setting in the woods, as well as charming period finishes and furnishings throughout.

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5. 99 Red Oak Hill Rd, Epping, NH

Price: $499,900
Year built: 1735
The Ladd Estate:
 Only three families have lived on this 4.32-acre homestead since it was established nearly 300 years ago.

The current sellers have lived in the four-bedroom home since 1968. There’s also a three-bedroom townhome and a three-car garage with a 1,200-square-foot apartment above it.

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6. 690 Ocean Rd, Bridgehampton, NY

Price: $4,400,000
Year built: 1740
Prestigious saltbox:
 Listing details for this Hamptons treasure say this three-bedroom home sits at the crossroads of two of the town’s most prestigious streets.

Interior highlights include the foyer with fireplace, a living room with a beamed ceiling and wood-burning fireplace, and original wood floors throughout.

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7. 7 Summer St, Ipswich, MA

Price: $449,000
Year built: 1740
Thomas Treadwell House:
 This top-floor, two-bedroom unit has been updated with a new eat-in kitchen, laundry, and cooling units.

The walk-up third-floor attic is currently used for storage, but could be finished to add more living space. It’s located close to downtown with restaurants and the beach nearby.

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8. 124 Beaver Dam Rd, Scituate, MA

Price: $599,000
Year built: 1750
Scituate style:
 Updated throughout, this antique two-bedroom home has a remodeled kitchen and new bathroom.

Other highlights include custom shelving in the living room and a sitting room with cedar floors, all just about a half-mile from Scituate Harbor.

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9. 5 W Main St, Mendham Township, NJ

Price: $849,000
Year built: 1750
Center-hall Colonial:
 Colorful and classic, this four-bedroom home has wide-plank, pumpkin pine flooring, a fieldstone foundation, sunroom, and first-floor office.

There’s also a barn with workshop and storage. A private paved driveway offers plenty of parking.

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10. 85 Lambtown Rd, Ledyard, CT

Price: $525,000
Year built: 1750
Eighty Five:
 After 50 years in this historic four-bedroom home, the current owners are ready to pass it on to a new owner.

Inside, you’ll find multiple fireplaces, wide-board floors, and raised-panel doors. The half-acre lot includes stone walls, fruit trees, and an antique well house. Eighty-five, as the current owners lovingly call this home, is listed with the Ledyard Historical Society.

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