Colonial built in 1688 in Massachusetts is the oldest house of the week

A beautiful home in Marshfield, MA, built by some of the country’s earliest settlers is the oldest property to go on the market this week on®.

Well-maintained over the centuries, the 17th-century house just north of Plymouth Rock boasts wide plank flooring, a wood-beamed ceiling and four fireplaces.

Other vintage homes on the market this week include a restored farmhouse in New Jersey, a Georgian settlement in Connecticut and a two-family home in Massachusetts.

Scroll down for a full rundown of this week’s 10 oldest homes.

Price: $760,000
Year of construction: 1688
Built by Josias Winslow:
This four bedroom home was built by one of Massachusetts’ first settlers. The listing indicates that parts of the house date to 1652, making it one of the oldest houses still standing in Massachusetts.

It has been modernized over the years and now has a bright kitchen with a white fireplace that separates it from the dining room. In the living room there is another cozy fireplace with an antique mantle. The one acre lot includes a workshop which also offers storage space.

Marshfield, MA

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Price: $245,000
Year of construction: 1690
Domaine Gaston:
This is the captain’s old house. Alexander Gastonwhose son Guillaume Gaston became mayor of Boston and governor of Massachusetts in 1875.

The affordable four-bedroom home features an updated kitchen as well as period details including a built-in pantry and four fireplaces. The 2.9 acre lot is also home to a duck pond, gardens and a garage.

Killing, CT

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Price: $1,150,000
Year of construction: 1723
Still Meadow Farm:
This restored seven bedroom farmhouse features original wide pine flooring and a magnificent beamed ceiling.

The modernized kitchen is equipped with a beautiful island, granite countertops and a wood stove. The screened porch overlooks the idyllic property, which is enhanced by a brick patio and hot tub.

The property also includes a two-bedroom shed, a separate master suite, a spacious barn, beautiful gardens and even a stream.

Branchburg Township, New Jersey

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Price: $925,000
Year of construction: 1730
Shaggy Hill Farm:
This four bedroom home encompasses 15 acres. Beautifully renovated in 2016, it features historic fireplaces throughout, including a two-sided fieldstone fireplace in the living room.

An apartment at the back of the house has a full kitchen, bathroom and fireplace. The property includes a heated three-car garage, a spacious shed, chicken and duck coops, a massive barn, several sheds and a private pond.

Harwinton, Connecticut

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Price: $439,900
Year of construction: 1740
Updated Colonial:
This comfortable three-bedroom house has two staircases, exposed beams and wide plank flooring.

The front-to-back living room features a decorative fireplace and the remodeled kitchen features custom cabinetry and modern appliances. A living room just off the master bedroom overlooks the courtyard. You can admire the view of the secluded property from the spacious terrace.

Hamilton, New Jersey

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Price: $405,500
Year of construction: 1740
Modernized Colonial:
This three bedroom home has undergone many upgrades including a new roof and updated electrics. Surviving historic features include wide plank flooring and exposed beams. The lower level features a bonus room and a bar that seats six.

Paxton, MA

real estate

Price: $400,000
Year of construction: 1750
Historical and modern:
This five-bedroom, 3,000 square foot home offers modern updates along with period finishes. A beautiful living room with a beautiful fireplace and exposed beams.

The 2.28 acre lot includes an in-ground pool, a barn with storage space and a garage with an apartment above.

Guilford, Vermont

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Price: $440,000
Year of construction: 1754
Origins of Hill Town:
This four bedroom house was originally part of Hill Town of Maplehurst in the mid 1700s.

The 2,912-square-foot Cape Cod home was expanded in 2010, but still features original details, including oak cabinetry and chestnut wood-beamed ceilings. The master suite has a fireplace and a custom window to let in lots of natural light. A two-tier deck in the back overlooks the secluded courtyard. There is also an independent two-car garage with a second level which could be converted into guest space.

Woodstock, Connecticut

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Price: $1,250,000
Year of construction: 1764
Judah Woodruff Estate:
This nine-bedroom Georgian Colonial was built by Farmington’s founding father.

The 2.65 acre property is filled with gardens of perennials and fruit trees. The 20-room house features seven original fireplaces and wide plank flooring. There is also a library, solarium, art studio, music room and a country kitchen with several pantries.

Farmington, Connecticut

real estate

Price: $475,000
Year of construction: 1765
Two-family house:
This six-bedroom two-family home includes a potential revenue stream. The unit at 157 Moreland St. features wide plank flooring, a master bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms upstairs, and 159 Moreland St. is split into two units. The first floor unit has one bedroom and the second floor unit has two bedrooms.

Worcester, Mass.

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