A five-bedroom Cape in Edgartown, MA, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.

On the island of Martha’s Vineyard is this gray-shingled gem, which has been updated over the years. Even so, several interior spaces offer a look back at the home’s 17th-century history.

Other historic homes that landed on the market this week include a former general store in Pennsylvania, a New Hampshire house built by a sea captain, and a full-on fixer-upper in New York.

For a full look at the week’s 10 oldest homes, just scroll on down.

Price: $2,950,000
Year built: 1682
Coming soon: 
This five-bedroom Cape with gray shingles on Martha’s Vineyard offers a variety of expansion opportunities.

Located in Edgartown’s historic district, this gem of a residence sits on nearly an acre of land. Period details include arched ceilings, hardwood floors, and built-ins for storage. The patio and terrace overlook the lot, which also features a guesthouse and pool.

Edgartown, MA


Price: $899,000
Year built: 1693
Former general store:
This five-bedroom home is in the final stages of a total restoration. It awaits a buyer to make the selections for the finishing touches.

It features a a new HVAC system, an open chef’s kitchen, and two wooden fireplaces.

Media, PA


Price: $1,675,000
Year built: 1717
Coventry Forge Farm: 
This three-bedroom stone farmhouse sits on 23.4 rolling acres and features a two-bedroom cottage, studio, and nine-stall barn.

Located along the banks of the trout-filled French Creek, the home was once the first iron forge in Chester County. The home’s history is still visible in its original root cellar, walk-in fireplace, deep windowsills, and hardwood floors.

Pottstown, PA


Price: $650,000
Year built: 1730
Built by a sea captain:
This four-bedroom home has been updated over the decades, but it still features many original details, from the multiple staircases and fireplaces to the built-in closets.

Updates over the years have included a new roof, septic system, furnace, and water purifier. The 3.31-acre lot includes a private pond, an outbuilding for storage, and mature fruit trees.

Laconia, NH


Price: $3,450,000
Year built: 1731
40-acre farm:
This stone farmhouse features modern conveniences combined with historic details.


The spacious 5,653-square-foot home presents a step back in time with its period stone walls, wide-plank floors, and walk-in fireplace. The private lot features an eight-stall bank barn, a spring-fed pond, and mature landscaping. There’s also an attached one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance, which could be used for guests or income potential.

Kennett Square, PA


Price: $4,250,000
Year built: 1740
Island beauty:
Located on the island of Nantucket, this bright and airy three-bedroom home features reclaimed wood floors and hand-hewn beams throughout.

There are four working fireplaces, wide-plank floors, arched ceilings, and cozy nooks. The 2,487-square-foot house has been updated over the years to now include a custom kitchen and four modern bathrooms.

Nantucket, MA


Price: $549,000
Year built: 1740
This five-bedroom Colonial will need some TLC.

From the exposed beams and rounded staircases with ornate woodworking to the seven fireplaces with original hearths and mantels, this 3,465-square-foot home needs a buyer to bring back its natural beauty. With 3.5 stories of living space, the historic home features a walk-out kitchen with service stairs, a second-floor balcony, wide-plank flooring, and exposed beams.

New City, NY


Price: $550,000
Year built: 1740
Stone elegance:
This four-bedroom home has been carefully preserved and updated over the years. Highlights include exposed stone walls and polished pumpkin pine floors.

You’ll also find deep-silled windows, a walk-in stone fireplace, arched ceilings, and exposed beams. Seven outbuildings are on the 1.49-acre lot, including a potting shed with a workshop and a second-floor she shed.

Upper Macungie Township, PA


Price: $875,000
Year built: 1746
Colonial farmhouse:
This three-bedroom home is believed to have been a former dairy farm complete with a silo.

The home’s history is visible in the dark wood wall panels, built-ins, and wide-board pine floors. Throughout the 2,552 square feet of space, you’ll find five fireplaces, the original kitchen, and a central chimney in the living room. The 1-acre lot overlooking the Sudbury Reservoir comes with a two-story barn with horse stalls and a separate screened-in area for entertaining.

Southborough, MA


Price: $1,295,000
Year built: 1747
The original Wiltshire Estate:
This five-bedroom stone farmhouse has been updated and expanded over the years.

Original details include the double staircases, crown molding, and multiple fireplaces. Modern highlights offer heated floors, built-in lockers, and an updated kitchen. The bright and airy layout is highlighted by a sweet primary suite with a private balcony. There’s also a detached two-car garage with space on the second floor that could be transformed into a studio or home office.

West Chester, PA


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