With a place known as the Peace and Plenty Inn, you’d expect an abundance of charm. And the oldest home to land on the market this week lives up to its moniker.
This week’s oldest listing was built in 1680 and is looking for a buyer with a love of antiques who doesn’t mind exerting some elbow grease. There’s already plenty to love, but a new owner could transform the incredible 2.3-acre property into a place that befits its dreamy name.
Other vintage homes worth checking out include a place from 1737 on the east side of Providence, RI, near Brown University; a 1736 home overlooking a cranberry bog in Massachusetts; and a Pennsylvania residence from 1720 built by German settlers.
Scroll on down for all 10 of this week’s oldest homes.
Year built: 1680
Peace and Plenty Inn: This former inn on Long Island boasts five bedrooms, four fireplaces, and gorgeous wide-plank floors.
While this historic gem could use a few minor refreshes, there’s plenty of history and charm to work with. The home features unique nooks and crannies, a claw-foot bathtub, and a sign out front commemorating this historic landmark.
Year built: 1700
Original gatehouse: This four-bedroom, 2,205-square-foot house originally served as the gatehouse for a larger estate atop a nearby hill.
The current owner completed a kitchen remodel and added new flooring in the kitchen and living room. The foyer floor features reclaimed brick from the Philadelphia naval yard, and the family room has exposed beams, a gas fireplace, and brick hearth.
Year built: 1700
Caleb Gorton House: Renovated and restored inside and out, this three-bedroom Colonial has four fireplaces, a library, and family room with a beamed ceiling.
Outside, there’s a stone patio, garden area, brick walkways, and stone walls.
Year built: 1720
Center chimney: Built by early German settlers, this home was constructed from cedar imported from Canada as well as local ironstone.
Updated throughout its 4,145 square feet, the four-bedroom home has original heart of pine floors, 18-inch walls, and deep window sills. Outside, there’s a screened deck, patios, a chicken coop, raised garden beds, and a four-car garage.
Year built: 1730
Country club Colonial: This grand Georgian Colonial is surrounded by manicured grounds. The 2.5-acre lot is next to the local country club.
Highlights include the wide-plank pine floors, high ceilings, and period details throughout. There’s also a fireplace in every room, a custom porch off the main hall, and air conditioning. For rental income, there’s an attached two-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance and utilities.
Year built: 1734
Sprout Creek: For nature lovers, this 2-acre lot is surrounded by a preserve as well as a creek. The four-bedroom Colonial farmhouse still has its original Dutch doors, hand-hewn beams, oak floors, coffered ceilings, and wainscoting. A main staircase leads to the second floor with three bedrooms, and a secondary set of stairs off the living room leads to a separate bedroom and bathroom, which the listing says would make a sweet in-law suite. Outside, there’s a shed, chicken coop, garden, and fire pit.
Year built: 1735
Colonial charmer: From its sunny yellow exterior paint to the newly built three-car garage, this home is updated and ready for move-in.
The two-bedroom abode features a modern kitchen, multiple fireplaces, an all-season room off the kitchen, plus an oversized deck out back.
Year built: 1736
Cranberry Colonial: This shingled three-bedroom Colonial sits on nearly 3 acres overlooking a cranberry bog.
Tasteful and refined, the interiors boast new windows, a custom staircase, new half-bathroom, and upgraded lighting. Original pumpkin pine floors and built-ins remain intact. There’s also a new septic system and copper-capped chimney.
Year built: 1736
Renovation project: This Colonial sits on a half-acre and needs some TLC. This 2,032-square-foot fixer-upper offers four bedrooms.
Year built: 1737
Walker’s paradise: Stroll to world-class universities, restaurants, and cultural centers from this wonderfully preserved beauty.
Several of the home’s previous owners have been architects, and they’ve made masterful updates to the three-bedroom gem. Two third-floor rooms are currently being used as offices and accessible by both front and back staircases. The home is filled with skylights and large windows, with views of the statehouse and nearby parks.