Built in 1700, a Farmhouse on 22 Acres in New Jersey Is This Week’s Oldest Home



A farmhouse built in 1700 on a 22-acre horse property in Flemington, NJ, is the oldest home on the market this week on Realtor.com®.

Many period details remain in the three-bedroom home, including a walk-in fireplace, wide-plank floors, exposed-beam ceilings, and two staircases. A window seat, arched ceilings, and built-in cabinets can also be found throughout the comfortable dwelling.

Other historic homes to hit the market this week include an affordable abode in Connecticut, a Virginia farmhouse where Thomas Jefferson is believed to have once dined, and a modernized Cape in Massachusetts.

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

1. 11 Pleasant Run Rd, Flemington, NJ 

Price: $725,000
Year built: 1700
The ultimate vintage house
: Designed for equestrian lovers, this three-bedroom residence sits on 22 acres and comes with a horse barn.

The bright kitchen has wide-plank flooring, an exposed-beam ceiling, and a built-in cabinet. The sunken dining room boasts a walk-in fireplace. There are two more fireplaces found on the main level. The bedrooms are all upstairs and spacious and feature wide-plank flooring.

There’s a screened porch that spans the back of the house, and a tack room, tractor barn, and fenced paddock are included in the sale.

But be forewarned: The listing states the home needs “a little TLC.”

Flemington, NJ



2. 55 Middle Rd, Brentwood, NH

Price: $710,000
Year built: 1700
The Henry Marshall Garrison:
This three-bedroom charmer features many original details, including the hardware, fireplaces, and built-in cabinetry.

The newly updated kitchen has a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, stainless-steel appliances, and custom cabinets. The cozy living room has a wood-burning stove in the walk-in fireplace. The dining room features built-in cabinets, an exposed-beam ceiling, and hardwood flooring.

Enjoy views from the screened porch or oversized deck. The 1-acre, wooded lot also has a finished barn with a garage and storage space.

Brentwood, NH



3. 68 Upper Creek Rd, Delaware, NJ

Price: $1,595,000
Year built: 1700
Pretty as a postcard:
This enormous spread offers income potential or the opportunity for multigenerational living with five separate living spaces.

The well-maintained main house boasts stone fireplaces, wide-plank flooring, and exposed-beam ceilings. The updated kitchen has a cathedral ceiling, custom cabinets, a spacious center island, and French doors that open to an oversized deck. Ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms can be found throughout the 6,442-square-foot property.

The 30-acre lot also features a two-stall horse barn, expanded bank barn, and carriage barn.

Delaware, NJ



4. 87 Featherbed Ln, Hopewell, NJ 

Price: $899,000
Year built: 1706
Historic registry home:
This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a stone section from 1706 and an addition made in the 1800s.

The well-maintained home offers three bedrooms and many period highlights, including exposed stone walls, a Dutch front door, wood-beam ceilings, and restored hardwood floors. The bright, modern kitchen features stone countertops, a farmhouse sink, and a center island with a prep sink. The cozy living room has a large fireplace with a cooking pot and wood mantel.

The almost 4-acre lot also features a pool, a gazebo, a two-bedroom guesthouse, and a building with a workshop and office.

Hopewell, NJ



5. 270 Main St, Hampton, CT 

Price: $380,000
Year built: 1720
Affordable and adorable:
This three-bedroom residence boasts original wide-plank flooring, three fireplaces, exposed-beam ceilings, and many built-in cabinets.

The 2,244-square-foot house features a family room with a cathedral ceiling and wood stove. The cute kitchen has been updated with stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The three bedrooms and one bathroom can be found upstairs.

The property also comes with a workshop with electricity, heat, and a half-bathroom.

Hampton, CT



6. 905 Main St, West Newbury, MA 

Price: $925,500
Year built: 1724
Elm Shadow Farm:
This modernized, three-bedroom dwelling still features four fireplaces, pine floors, and oversized windows.

The kitchen comes with high-end appliances, an oversized fireplace with a beehive oven, and a butler’s pantry. The family room is surrounded by windows and has an arched, exposed-beam ceiling and hardwood flooring. The primary suite comes with a working fireplace and a walk-in closet.

The 1-acre lot includes a two-car garage with a home office above.

West Newbury, MA



7. 156 Windham Center Rd, Windham, CT

Price: $339,000
Year built: 1736
Cape Ann Colonial:
This four-bedroom home features wide-plank hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and two fireplaces.

The 2,628-square-foot dwelling offers an updated kitchen with many cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. A Dutch door opens to a back patio. The wood-paneled living room, study, family room, and dining room can also be found on the first floor. The spacious bedrooms are all located upstairs, and one even has a built-in office.

Windham, CT



8. 557 and 559 Stoney Point Rd, Cumberland, VA

Price: $1,100,000
Year built: 1737
Dunleith Estate:
 Thomas Jefferson is believed to have once dined in this four-bedroom farmhouse, according to the listing.

Historic highlights of the 4,358-square-foot home include pine floors, custom woodworking, exposed-beam ceilings, dormer windows, and several fireplaces. The updated kitchen features granite countertops, a farmhouse sink, stainless-steel appliances, and a spacious island with a cooktop.

You can enjoy views of the 42-acre lot from the covered porch or back patio with a pergola.

The property includes a two-bedroom cottage, a four-paddock barn, a tack room, and a regulation riding arena.

Cumberland, VA



9. 19 Church St, Stockbridge, MA

Price: $985,000
Year built: 1739
Melding old and new:
This three-bedroom Cape is said to be the oldest inhabited house in Stockbridge. It has been thoughtfully modernized over the years.

The 2,432-square-foot abode now offers an ultramodern kitchen with a cathedral ceiling and windows that overlook the private yard. Wood-paneled walls, numerous built-ins, and restored hardwood floors can be found throughout the home. The primary bedroom is on the first floor, and the remaining two bedrooms are found upstairs.

There’s also a studio with heat and custom cabinetry, and the 1-acre lot leads out back to the Housatonic riverfront.

Stockbridge, MA



10. 3102 Fisher Rd, Lansdale, PA

Price: $1,450,000
Year built: 1744
Built by Peter Wentz:
This well-maintained farmhouse features original hardwood floors, custom millwork, exposed-beam ceilings, and five fireplaces with mantels.

The four-bedroom home spans 3,036 square feet of space. The cozy living room has built-ins and a stone fireplace. The family room has an original stone fireplace with a wood stove insert. The updated kitchen offers a walk-in fireplace, butcher block counter, modern appliances, and a coffee nook. The primary suite also comes with a fireplace.

The screened porch features a vaulted ceiling and a pass-through to the kitchen.

The 22-acre lot includes a 6,700-square-foot barn, several outbuildings, and a stocked pond.

Lansdale, PA


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