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Built in 1699, a Brick-Front Virginia Estate Is the Week’s Oldest Property

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A stately, brick-front home in Farnham, VA, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.

The four-bedroom Indian Banks estate sits prominently on 17 sprawling acres. It is here where a cousin of George Washington is said to have lived and the first U.S. president’s initials are inscribed on one of the bricks.

Other antique gems on the market this week include a home that was relocated to North Carolina, a Georgian-style beauty on Cape Cod, and an affordable center-chimney Colonial in Connecticut.

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

1. 2494 Simonson Rd, Farnham, VA

Price: $1,810,000
Year built: 1699
Indian Banks: This 3,684-square-foot, brick-front manor features a rare scrolled soffit above the main entry.

Period details include hardwood floors, fireplaces, and built-ins. The home has been updated over the years, including the kitchen.

Offering views of the Rappahannock River and Morattico Creek, the 17-acre property comes with a historic cabin, guest cottage, remodeled barns, chicken coops, garden sheds, and fruit trees.

Farnham, VA

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2. 128 Horniblow Point Rd, Edenton, NC

Price: $799,000
Year built: 1718
Thomas Norcom Place: This well-preserved, five-bedroom home was moved to its current waterfront location in 1972.

Known as Sycamore, the 3,000-square-foot house was also expanded. Now located on the Albemarle Sound, the structure features wide-plank floors and exposed-beam ceilings. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently updated.

A screened porch provides the perfect spot to take in the serene views.

Edenton, NC

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3. 142 Main St, Groton, MA

Price: $1,800,000
Year built: 1720
Colonial with a carriage house: This 4,607-square-foot property comprises two buildings, both zoned for commercial use.

Historic appointments include five ornamental fireplaces, custom moldings, a stained-glass front door, and restored hardwood floors. The primary building could be transformed into a main home and the detached, 1,100-square-foot carriage house could serve as a home office or yoga studio.

Groton, MA

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4. 60 River Rd, Merrimac, MA

Price: $1,550,000
Year built: 1720
Self-contained compound: Located on a 4-acre lot, this seven-bedroom home features “Indian shutters, six fireplaces, wide-pine flooring, and an abundance of raised paneling,” according to the listing.

This is the first time in many generations the 5,695-square-foot home overlooking the Merrimack River is being offered for sale. The updated kitchen features exposed beams, high-end appliances, and brick flooring.

There’s a small pond on the property, along with a two-story barn that can accommodate two cars. The pool house and tennis court will need some TLC.

Merrimac, MA

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5. 3074 Main St, Barnstable, MA

Price: $1,495,000
Year built: 1739
The Daniel Davis House: This classic Georgian-style home on Cape Cod offers lots of period details.

From the numerous fireplaces to the high ceilings, the five-bedroom beauty provides a step back in time in every room. Carefully restored over the years, the 3,748-square-foot home is located in the heart of Barnstable Village, within walking distance to the beach, marina, and restaurants.

A modernized farmhouse-style kitchen features island seating and a butler’s pantry, with a separate storage pantry. The primary suite has a fireplace for those cold New England nights.
Barnstable, MA

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6. 47 E Bay St, Charleston, SC

Price: $8,600,000
Year built: 1740
The Anne Boone House: This pre-Revolutionary gem has been thoughtfully renovated while maintaining its historic architecture.

“The home may have been built after the fire of 1740 within the brick shell of an early 18th-century house,” the listing notes.

The five-bedroom Southern beauty offers 7,075 square feet of living space. Period features include six fireplaces, wood-paneled walls, custom bookshelves, and arched windows.

Luxury upgrades offer custom-painted floors, Venetian plaster walls, and a chef’s kitchen with blue marble countertops. Out back, there’s a heated pool and a pool house with a bar and shower.

The home is pending sale.

Charleston, SC

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7. 732 Bear Wallow Flat Ln, West Augusta, VA

Price: $850,000
Year built: 1742
Two cabins by a forest: Tucked away on 71 acres with serene mountain views, the original log cabin features pine floors, exposed beams, and a stone fireplace.

Included in the sale is a second cabin constructed in 2012. It features cathedral ceilings, a loft bedroom, and custom wood doors. The two cabins offer more than 3,200 square feet of living space.

Fun fact: All harvested and milled building materials used to construct the second cabin came from the property.

West Augusta, VA

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8. 851 Fairville Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 

Price: $1,800,000
Year built: 1750
18th-century farmhouse: This three-bedroom farmhouse sits on 12 acres.

Historic details include wide-plank hardwood floors, wood paneling, built-in bookshelves, fireplaces, and cabinetry. The kitchen is gorgeous and updated, with granite countertops and built-in appliances.

The property comes with a bank barn with ground-level agricultural space, a second-floor hay storage area, and a third-level art studio.

The listing has two separate tax parcels under easement with the North American Land Trust. They can be purchased separately or together.

Chadds Ford, PA

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9. 35 Smith St, Middletown, CT

Price: $369,900
Year built: 1756
The Joseph Clark House: This center-chimney Colonial features wide-board floors, three fireplaces, and dual staircases.

The three-bedroom,1,820-square-foot home also boasts bead board, wainscoting, and exposed-beam ceilings. A new kitchen can be found next to the original 18th-century kitchen with its original oven.

The former working farm is also home to a two-car garage, a large workshop, and gardens. You can enjoy views from the back covered porch or four-season room.

The home is pending sale.

Middletown, CT

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10. 2 Woodhill Rd, Newtown, PA

Price: $1,095,000
Year built: 1760
Woodhill Farm: This four-bedroom stone home has lots of period details, from the walk-in fireplaces and exposed-beam ceilings to the deep-sill windows and pumpkin pine hardwood flooring.

The 4,745-square-foot floor plan boasts built-in bookshelves, reclaimed wood accents, cast-iron baseboard heating, and a wood-burning stove. Modernizations include a new kitchen with soapstone countertops and exposed stone walls.

The 7-acre lot, which offers views of Jericho Creek, includes “stone ruins of an old springhouse, and what is believed to be the remnants of one of the largest barns in the area,” according to the listing.

Newtown, PA

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