The most historic home to hit the market this week on® can be found on the north fork of Long Island.

Along the northeast tip of Suffolk County lies the hamlet of Southold, which includes what’s believed to be the first English settlement on the island.

And that’s where you’ll find the Joseph Horton House. Built in 1653, it was home to one of the earliest settlers in this part of the country.

The three-bedroom home has maintained its historic integrity while adopting a few modern conveniences over the decades.

Other historic homes this week include a former fieldstone gristmill in Pennsylvania, a Connecticut home that was once a local pub, a townhome in Philadelphia, and an affordable charmer in Massachusetts with a second-floor, screened-in porch.

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

Price: $735,000
Year built: 1653

Joseph Horton House: One of Long Island’s earliest settlers called this humble home his abode. A plaque affixed to the front exterior confirms the home’s 17th-century origins.

Today, the house features a wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen, wide-plank pine flooring, and exposed beams. A primary bedroom suite with a claw-foot tub is located on the first floor, and two more bedrooms are upstairs.

Southold, NY

Price: $799,000
Year built: 1721

Strode’s Mill: Registered in the National Archives, this former fieldstone gristmill has been renovated into a workshop, retail space, gallery, and home.

The two-bedroom house sits next to the historic gristmill on an acre lot and features a wood interior with a wood-burning stove and exposed stone walls. The property could be zoned for commercial or residential use.

West Chester, PA

Price: $600,000
Year built: 1727

New England farmhouse: This 4-acre property features a farmhouse that was rebuilt with a home office, a shed with a deck that overlooks a round equestrian pen, and a pond.

Wide-plank pine floors, exposed beams, and a wood-burning stove are evidence of the four-bedroom home’s history. Upgrades over the years include a modern bath with sliding barn door, oversized windows, and a chef’s kitchen.

Chester, NH

Price: $1,850,000
Year built: 1732

Former local pub: This quintessential farmhouse was once a local pub and still features the original wood bar.

The charming five-bedroom home on an acre lot also comes with a former dairy barn. It’s been updated over the years, though many original details remain.

Westport, CT


Price: $674,900
Year built: 1745

18th-century farmhouse: The history of the Platt House is easy to see with its cathedral ceiling, built-ins, exposed beams, and wide-plank wood floors.

The first floor features two fireplaces (including a wood-burning stove in the dining room) and a modernized kitchen with pantry. The three-bedroom home sits on nearly 4 acres, which also include a chicken coop, treehouse, above-ground pool with built-in deck, creek-fed pond, and two-story barn.

New Fairfield, CT

Price: $479,900
Year built: 1750s

Water tower included: Listed with the Ledyard Historical Society, this four-bedroom Colonial comes with its own water tower and is surrounded by 50 acres of preserved land.

The residence features wide-board floors, raised-panel doors, and two fireplaces. A historic well house and spacious barn are also included in the sale.

Ledyard, CT

Price: $725,000
Year built: 1750

Historic townhome: Located in the heart of Old City, this four-bedroom townhouse features two wood-burning fireplaces and one gas fireplace.

Inside, the hardwood floors and exposed-beam cathedral ceiling are well-maintained. The kitchen floor and fireplace facade are lined with locally made brick tiles. Modern updates include central air and a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.

Philadelphia, PA

Price: $995,000
Year built: 1750
Historic South End: Located steps from the waterfront, downtown, and Prescott Park, this historic home features built-ins, restored wood flooring, and harbor views.

The home is currently in use as a two-family residence with a single bedroom on each side. It could easily be converted back to a single-family home.

Portsmouth, NH

Price: $249,900
Year built: 1753

Heart of Durham: This cute and affordable two-bedroom antique is located in the center of Durham.

The cozy 1,352-square-foot Colonial features two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. A family room on the first floor features a back deck that overlooks the quarter-acre lot.

Durham, CT

Price: $349,900
Year built: 1760

Affordable charm: This three-bedroom home features six fireplaces, wide-plank flooring upstairs and downstairs, and exposed beam ceilings throughout.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, but the fireplace and brick flooring are original to the house. On the second floor, you can access a screened-in porch that overlooks the half-acre lot.

Attleboro, MA

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