Built in 1700, a Cute Cape in New York Is the Week’s Oldest Home
A cute, Cape-style home in Yorktown Heights, NY, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.
The cozy house features a Dutch door, an original fireplace, and a first-floor primary suite with a claw-foot tub. Modernizations include an updated kitchen with soapstone countertops and a restored farmhouse sink.
Other vintage dwellings to hit the market this week include an equestrian farmhouse in New Jersey, an affordable home with a brick silo in Connecticut, and a stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania.
Scroll down for a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes.
Year built: 1700
Cute Cape: This adorable abode features many period details, including custom cabinets made from 1700s barn wood.
The four-bedroom home has been modernized over the years, but it still retains its wide-plank floors, exposed beams, and original fireplace. An updated kitchen has soapstone countertops. The sunny family room comes with a propane stove. A first-floor primary suite has a restored claw-foot tub and radiant-heat flooring.
You can enjoy the serene views from the oversized, red-brick patio out back.
Year built: 1710
Equestrian farmhouse: This three-bedroom home boasts original hardware, wide-plank floors, window seats, and Dutch doors.
There are three fireplaces found throughout the open floor plan. A bright kitchen has an exposed-beam ceiling, and the dining area features built-in cabinetry. A large, screened porch is designed for relaxing.
The 22-acre lot comes with a three-stall horse barn with a tack room and multiple outbuildings.
Year built: 1712
Affordable Colonial: This three-bedroom home features original wood flooring, a beehive oven, original doors, and two fireplaces throughout its 1,824 square feet of living space.
An original, hand-dug, stone-lined well can still be detected from the back patio. The 1-acre property comes with a spacious barn, corn crib, and carriage house.
The price suggests the house needs some updates.
Year built: 1714
Center-chimney Colonial: This four-bedroom abode features six fireplaces throughout its 2,646 square feet of living space. It also boasts two staircases, original woodworking, and restored hardwood floors.
The eat-in kitchen has been modernized and offers plentiful cabinets. The dining room has an exposed-beam ceiling and a grand fireplace.
Beyond the screened porch, there’s a backyard with a new play structure, a stone patio, a fire pit, and a two-car garage.
Year built: 1744
Classic Colonial: This spacious home was recognized by the Cranbury Historical & Preservation Society. It once served as the First Presbyterian Church manse.
The six-bedroom house boasts many period details, including a curved staircase, wide-plank floors, and two fireplaces. An addition featuring a two-car garage, mudroom, and first-floor primary suite provides more space.
You can take in views of the verdant 1.7-acre property from the oversized, screened porch out back.
Year built: 1748
Affordable Cape: This four-bedroom, dormered Cape features many original details.
Located on 5 acres, the 1,908-square-foot home boasts a stone fireplace and two wood stoves. Two bedrooms can be found on each floor. The grounds include a barn with electricity and running water.
The home needs some updating, and the sale is subject to probate court approval.
Year built: 1750
Pretty preservation: This four-bedroom dwelling has been thoughtfully preserved and boasts six fireplaces and hardwood floors.
Exposed-beam ceilings and built-in cabinets can be found throughout the 4,419 square feet of living space. A guest suite with a separate entrance and living area is designed for hosting extended family and friends.
The 8-acre lot includes an attached two-car garage, a post-and-beam barn, a newly renovated home office, a garden shed, a pool, and a tennis court.
Year built: 1760
Built by Capt. Nathaniel Hayden: This affordable, two-bedroom domicile comes with a brick silo.
The cozy, 1,284-square-foot abode features hand-hewn exposed beams, well-preserved hardwood floors, and two fireplaces. An updated kitchen boasts a spacious island and stainless-steel appliances. One bedroom can be found on the first floor, and the second one is upstairs and comes with a cathedral ceiling.
The backyard offers a patio with a hot tub and fire pit.
Year built: 1764
Stone farmhouse: There is a lot of potential for this four-bedroom home, which was previously divided.
The 2,128 square feet of living space has exposed stone walls, hardwood floors, and two staircases. The layout includes a spacious kitchen, living room, dining room, and family room. There is also a wood-burning stove.
The 26-acre property boasts a five-stall, stone barn with a tack area and an aluminum pole barn.
Year built: 1764
Judah Woodruff Estate: This seven-bedroom estate known as The Cedars was built by the founding father of Farmington.
Original details in the 7,362-square-foot Georgian Colonial include ornate millwork, wide-plank floors, and seven fireplaces. The home also features a grand solarium, a wood-paneled library with built-in bookcases, curved windows, and arched French doors.
Perennial gardens, fruit trees, and original barns can also be found on the 2.6-acre property. It’s now pending sale.