A former whaler’s house in Swainton, NJ, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.
The waterfront property boasts more than 15 acres of wooded privacy. Inside, the home has lots of charm and character with many period details still remaining.
Other vintage homes to hit the market this week include an updated Colonial in Massachusetts, a waterfront stone home in Pennsylvania, and a farmhouse on 60 acres in Vermont.
Scroll down for a full look at this week’s 10 oldest homes.
Year built: 1706
The Thomas Leaming House: This former whaler’s house still features many period details, including wide-plank floors and wood-beam ceilings.
Located along Uncle Aarons Creek on just over 15 acres, the two-bedroom home and barn are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn is said to have been once used as Thomas Leaming‘s “cooperage” operation.
Recent updates include a new well, roof, gas furnace, septic system, and water heater.
Year built: 1731
Classic Colonial: This three-bedroom Colonial boasts many updates.
The 3,379-square-foot home features a renovated kitchen, finished third floor, and updated plumbing and electrical. Historic details include wood-beam ceilings, wide-board pine floors, original woodwork, built-in cabinets, and four fireplaces. A primary suite is located in an addition above the two-car garage.
The 1-acre property abuts conservation land.
Year built: 1737
Waterfront stone home: Located along the Schuylkill River, this updated, four-bedroom farmhouse still offers many period details, including detailed woodworking, ornate mantels, restored hardwood floors, and deep windowsills.
The 2,394-square-foot home boasts a modern kitchen with a decorative fireplace and Bertazzoni appliances.
The 3.4-acre lot also features a two-car garage with a workshop.
Year built: 1740
Charming New England Cape: This cute two-bedroom abode features detailed woodworking, four fireplaces, and restored hardwood floors.
The updated kitchen boasts an original hearth that “has been the gathering spot in this home for centuries,” according to the listing. The living room offers built-in bookshelves and a gas fireplace.
The 0.7-acre lot comes with a “bonus cottage” and a detached garage with a workshop.
Year built: 1750
History and luxury: One of the town’s earliest homes, this three-bedroom gem has been well-preserved.
Historic details include restored hardwood floors, four fireplaces, and exposed-beam ceilings. The chef’s kitchen has a cathedral ceiling, a spacious center island, and a brick fireplace.
The 11-acre property includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, heated pool, pool cabana, eight-stable barn with a full loft and tack rooms, as well as a four-room staff apartment.
Year built: 1751
Locust Grove: This four-bedroom Georgian home has been elegantly updated.
Antique details include ornate mantels, coffered ceilings, and restored hardwood floors. An updated kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. Recent modernizations also include a new roof and windows.
The massive 86-acre lot includes a historic corn crib (turned chicken coop), several outbuildings, a koi pond, and a stocked pond.
Year built: 1756
The Elisha Crane House: This four-bedroom home recently underwent a two-year restoration.
The 3,822-square-foot home features an enormous great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, antique wooden timbers, and a cathedral ceiling. A pine-paneled living room has a cozy fireplace and hidden bar. The dining room boasts a hand-painted mural. A sun-filled kitchen offers built-in seating.
The 11-acre property comes with a former barn-turned-entertainment center with a home theater and a two-car garage.
Year built: 1757
Double Dog Farm: This four-bedroom farmhouse is said to have “likely been built by Dutch immigrants” and was the former home of artist Rockwell Kent.
The 60-acre property along Atwood Creek is also where instrument maker and co-founder of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Irwin Hoffman once called home. The renovated abode now features a chef’s kitchen with a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, and modern appliances.
A two-bedroom cabin on the property was recently updated. The spacious lot also features a wind turbine, a swimming pond, a greenhouse, an English barn, and a five-car garage.
Year built: 1758
Charm to spare: This four-bedroom home features wood-beamed ceilings and wide-plank flooring throughout its 2,704 square feet of living space.
A modernized kitchen has a center island, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops. One bedroom can be found on the first floor, with three more located upstairs. An addition to the original home now boasts a great room with a wood-burning fireplace.
The 17.5-acre lot also comes with a seven-stall horse barn.
Year built: 1760
Ageless beauty: This five-bedroom gem has been thoughtfully restored.
Period highlights include grand fireplaces, preserved hardwood floors, and many built-ins. A cozy study and spacious primary suite take up the entire second floor. Two bedrooms are located on the third floor, with two more found on the fourth level.
The attractive property already has a contingent offer.