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  • c. 1850 – Blair, SC – $173,900

–Postmedieval (1600-1740)

c. 1670/c.1700 – Rowley, MA – $279,000

121 Haverhill St, Rowley, MA 01969 - Not For Sale*

Own a beautifully preserved piece of New England History ~ A First Period Gem! The Chaplin-Clarke House is on the National Register of Historic Places & considered to be the oldest dwelling in Rowley. This charming Salt Box Antique contains remarkable original details including 3 Walk-In Hearths, Wide Pine Floors, Hand Hewn Doors, Hardware, Paneling & Beams throughout. The main living area evokes images of First Period Living w/the main cooking hearth complete w/Bake Ovens & Cast Iron Cooking Utensils. Having been extensively restored & maintained, this home has augmented insulation, updated electrical & a well thought out kitchen w/updated appliances. The upper bedrooms are spacious w/finished walk-up attic - ideal for office or studio! Conveniently situated close to Bradford Tavern, Downtown, Shopping/Supermarket, Rt 1 & Train for an easy commute to Boston or Areas North. Rowley is known for it's open, rural character w/Rivers, Salt Marsh, Farmlands, Antiques & a Charming Downtown.

3 Beds // 1 Baths // 1728 Sqft

03/30/2017 // 34 Comments

c. 1711 – Sandwich, MA – $589,000

138 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563 - For Sale*

This home is rich with history and is known as The Melatiah Bourne Saltbox c1711 situated in a prime Main Street Sandwich location between the Sandwich Public Library and the Christopher Wren inspired Congregational Church. Many of the original assets of this home have been left untouched. House has been cherished down through the centuries. Heavy pegged beam construction, 5 fireplaces, original paneling, some 24" wide board floors and much more. Presently occupied and being sold "as is" and can use some renovation/ restoration to return to its former splendor. Newer two story post and beam barn c1993 which could make a great boutique business location. Property is in the Business Limited 1 Zone which, by right, allows for many business uses.

4 Beds // 3 Baths // 3139 Sqft

03/13/2017 // 29 Comments

1736 – Harwinton, CT – $293,000

310 South Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791 - Sold*

Gorgeous property within easy commuting distance to Hartford! Bring your horses and enjoy your own equestrian piece of heaven. This classic lean-to saltbox, built over 250 years ago, has wide board floors and wood paneling in six of seven rooms. An efficient kitchen, half bath upstairs and full bath downstairs offers modern comforts, but also offers the charm of three fireplaces with granite hearths, 9 over 12 windows and exposed beams. This home has been lovingly maintained in its setting - 2.96 acres of fields enriched with apple trees, red raspberry patches and gardens. An evergreen border offers privacy to the north and east and the property abuts the state 2,222 acre Roraback Wildlife Management Area to the south. The grounds accommodate two horses, with a 24' x 32' pole barn that features two 12' x 12' stalls, a 12' x 24' run-in, a hayloft above and a 32' x 8' porch that faces the setting sun. A level, fenced-in riding ring about 65' x 165' offers a level grass surface. The main turnout field, about 200' x 192' is bounded by a three-board fence, red oak on pressured treated posts. An auxiliary paddock and a wide lane between the main field and the property line's stone walls offer additional places to ride. The owners, along with neighboring boarding stable clients, also ride in the Roraback area.

3 Beds // 1.5 Baths // 1995 Sqft

03/22/2016 // 23 Comments

c. 1673 – Littleton, MA – $325,000

12 Robinson Rd, Littleton, MA 01460 - Not For Sale*

Charming first period federal style colonial with massive center chimney is believed to have been built circa 1673. Many original historic features. Center vestibule with dog-leg stairs separates hall and parlor rooms in front, both with ornate fireplace mantels. The formal parlor is enhanced with wide plank wainscot, finely crafted chair rail molding, hand planed floors and period stencil designs. Gather around the original deep hearth fireplace with separate side beehive oven in the large beamed kitchen. unique Beverly ell off kitchen would be a wonderful study or 4th bedroom. Back staircase leads to 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with fireplace. Two bay carriage shed serves as comfortable 3-season room and leads to a 32' x 24' timber frame barn with hay loft. Oversize level lot. Off town common, VC zoning-barn ideal for studio or in-home business. Bonus 20' x 30' outbuilding adds more possibilities. Make history and become the next stewards of this 340 year old landmark property.

3 Beds // 1 Baths // 2021 Sqft

10/29/2015 // 14 Comments

c. 1720 Saltbox – Madison, CT – $689,000

566 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443 - Sold*

General George Washington was served lunch here! Long believed to be the oldest home in Madison (c.1675) recent research reveals the possibility of a slightly later birthdate, (c.1720). Add your own history to this fascinating landmark property across from the Town Green on this LARGE, 1.3 acre site. A perfect example of the Colonial saltbox style this home has been featured in many books & articles on period homes. A true piece of New England history yet very warm & liveable. When the locally prominent Dudley family owned the property they entertained George Washington. That was the Spring of 1776 -the home was operated as a tavern and reputedly offered the best food in then "East Guilford". For the purist, there is plenty to love. For modern use, the house is remarkably comfortable and easily adapts to improvements and updates. Original fireplaces, corner cupboards, wide plank floors, paneling, beams, and hand wrought hardware are just some of the original touches lovingly respected and preserved down through the generations. This is the beautiful white, wood roofed house with the charming decorative fence that defines the south side of Route One, bordered by picturesque Island Avenue. Be a part of the New England village experience-the 4th of July parade route will come just by your front gate, and you are only steps to all that downtown has to offer. Find yourself walking to everything, including LI Sound!

3 Beds // 1 Baths // 2241 Sqft

02/18/2015 // 6 Comments

1681 – Newburyport, MA – $325,000

8 Bromfield St, Newburyport, MA 01950 - Sold*

Rare opportunity to own a remarkable South End first period home , built in 1681, with original features intact. Amazing kings board floors in untouched condition, outstanding original kitchen fireplace, restored and maintained by previous owners with a surprisingly sound and rebuilt basement structure, with poured concrete floor. Great private yard. A very rare find.

2 Beds // 1 Baths // 1335 Sqft

11/14/2013 // 3 Comments

17th Century – Byfield, MA – $524,900

7 Forest St, Byfield, MA 01922 - Sold*

Step back in time in this gorgeously renovated and restored antique home, with its combination of superior new construction and period charm. The original part of this Colonial was built in 1655 and it has been restored by those who understood the antique homes of New England. There are stained glass windows in the dining room, original moldings, exposed beams, historically accurate pumpkin pine floors, two updated bathrooms and four fireplaces including a large hearth and walk-in fireplace with a beehive oven in the cook's kitchen. Step outside and you'll discover a Boxwood maze, perennials, fruit trees, planter boxes and divided areas with lawn and plantings, including many unique plants and trees. You will adore these gardens that are like rooms themselves with private sitting areas and stone walls. Featured in numerous magazines, these gardens rival those found on the grounds of European castles. Come see this amazing blend of antiquity and current amenities in Newbury!

3 Beds // 1.5 Baths // 2124 Sqft

11/06/2013 // 9 Comments

1693 – Framingham, MA – $409,000

161 Belknap Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 - Sold*

First time to market in 50 years! This Antique treasure is waiting to be discovered and restored. Providing glimpses of priceless American history. Each room has a different story to tell from the earliest section built in 1693 by a family fleeing the Salem Witch trials to a ballroom built to optimize sound in the 20th century, this five bedroom home set on a lush 1.18 acre lot with a two car detached garage has something for everyone. There are many original features such as brick ovens and a cauldron in the washing area, along with leaded glass windows. The next steward of this property is sure enjoy this home into the future.

5 Beds // 2.5 Baths // 3489 Sqft

10/11/2013 // 13 Comments

c. 1754 – Durham, CT – $299,000

239 Main St, Durham, CT 06422 - Not For Sale*


3 Beds // 2.5 Baths // 2803 Sqft

02/22/2013 // 10 Comments

1711 – Rockport, MA – $625,000

190 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966 - Sold*

The Old Garrison has been owned by the same family since the 1920's. This important first period residence, has 8 fireplaces; beautiful hand crafted wainscotting, paneling, mantels and doors. Has many hand forged hinges and several hand planed floors. Set down a long driveway, and overlooking a small pond. Beautiful garden with mature boxwood hedges, stone walls and a historic granite grist wheel that is set into the patio. An additional 1/2 acre land parcel is available for purchase next door.

4 Beds // 3 Baths // 3856 Sqft

01/08/2013 // 1 Comment

1685/1711 – Andover, MA – $450,000

9 Andover St, Andover, MA 01810 - Not For Sale*

Likely the most historically important home in Andover, the Benjamin Abbot House was home to 8 generations of Abbots and was the first building in Andover to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is kept in museum-quality condition and features rare proto-Georgian paneling, exposed beams gunstock posts, wide pine flooring, walk-in fireplaces, and other original features. Five fireplaces, five bedrooms, and a 1000+ square foot library.

3 Beds // 2.5 Baths // 3363 Sqft

11/15/2012 // 13 Comments

1710 Colonial Era – Gloucester, MA – $549,000

11 Lincoln St, Gloucester, MA 01930 - Sold*

A unique antique home dating to pre 1710, retained substantially in its original form and now in need of a sympathetic restoration program. The house is on the National Register and acknowledged by the Gloucester Historical Society. The period features of the house remain intact providing a virtually unique and interesting insight to first period house design and construction. Many new systems, heat, A/C, brand new state of the art septic system

4 Beds // 3 Baths // 3045 Sqft

09/30/2011 // 12 Comments

1676 Colonial Era – Glenville, NY – Sold

6157 Amsterdam Rd, Glenville, NY 12302 - Sold*

BUILT 1676! 335 year old Mohawk Valley Home w/fabulous history & stories to tell! Known as the Vedder Tavern. NYS Historic marker. Handmade brick covered w/stucco. Overlooks beautiful view of Mohawk River. Multiple fireplaces, exposed beams, wide plank floors, built-in cupboards. Foundation, chimneys, & mechanicals seem good. Major interior restoration - lathe, plaster 2nd flr. If its been your dream to own a home like this NOW is your opportunity...call today for a private tour.…More

5 Beds // 1 Baths // 3680 Sqft

08/02/2011 // 12 Comments

1690 Saltbox – Sandwich, MA – $399,000

44 Water St, Sandwich, MA - Sold*

Welcome to the Tobey House! This is a remarkably well preserved first period, historic home located in downtown Sandwich. Nestled on a rolling 1.6 acre parcel with pond frontage and surrounded by conservation land that abuts the Heritage Museum. Built in the 17 Century (circa 1685), this 3,234 s.f. antique with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths has 5 working fireplaces, a beehive oven, several built-ins, gunstock beamed ceilings, and an amazing patio for entertaining. Recent upgrades.

4 Beds // 4 Baths // 3234 Sqft

05/24/2011 // 0 Comments