Ancient properties
Dec 1, 2022
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Abstract: Older properties have historic significance and historic beauty.

1. 510 Buckley Highway, Union, Connecticut


Price: $599,000


Year Built 1730


Stoughton Brook Farm.


Historic details include exposed beams; four fireplaces; and chestnut, oak and pine floors and paneling.


One of the four en-suite bedrooms is located on the first floor.


The kitchen has chestnut countertops and a six-burner wolf stove with a griddle.


There is also a DutchWest wood stove in the dining room, as well as an estate piano.


You can enjoy 10 acres of private land surrounded by the Nipmuck National Forest from the screened-in gazebo.


2. 20 Cliff Rd, Nantucket, MA


Price: $5,300,000


Year Built 1747


The newest island home.


This charming five-bedroom home features many original details: exposed beams, hardwood floors and built-ins.


The 3,583 square foot home has two staircases and four fireplaces, one of which is in the master suite.


A renovated kitchen and new bathrooms are part of the home's recent updates.


You can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor, Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Nantucket Sound from the third floor widow's walkway.


3. 2120 Sans Souci Rd, Sumter, SC


Price: $499,900


Year Built 1756


Former residential home.


This spacious 5,429 square foot four-bedroom home is said to be associated with the Revolutionary War and Civil War and "may have once been owned by General Thomas Sumter," according to the listing information.


The three-story home sits on nearly 15 acres of land and really needs some TLC to restore its beauty.


The kitchen features original hardwood floors, a floor-to-ceiling stove and a brick surround with a built-in oven.


Other period details include high ceilings, crown molding, detailed fireplaces, and eight mantels.


The dining and living rooms also have distinctive slatted ceilings.


4. 338 S Church St, Smithfield, VA


Price: $725,000


Year Built 1760


Andrew McKee House.


Ornate details permeate this gorgeous, well-preserved four-bedroom home.


Overlooking the creek and Windsor Castle, the home offers one main bedroom on the first floor.


Upstairs are three additional bedrooms, as well as a media room with barrel vaulted ceiling.


There are several fireplaces, exposed beams, built-ins, restored hardwood floors, and even a dumbwaiter in the kitchen.


A covered backyard and upper balcony provide great spots to enjoy views of the English garden.


5. 8 Rock Ridge Rd, Newtown, CT


Price: $395,000


Year Built 1769


Vintage saltbox.


This affordable three-bedroom home needs some work, as its price suggests.


Situated on a one acre lot, this cozy 1,726 square foot home features wide plank floors, exposed beam ceilings, and built-ins.


Warm up on cold New England nights by the huge fireplace in the living room.


There is also a greenhouse, shed and detached two-car garage with attached apartment on the property.


Potential buyers should be aware that the property may not qualify for conventional financing.


6. 220 Bantam Lake Rd, Litchfield, CT


Price: $645,000


Year Built 1770


Country estate.


This five bedroom home features original wide plank flooring and five fireplaces and sits on over 4,110 square feet.


The eat-in kitchen boasts two fireplaces and a beehive oven.


There is a master bedroom on the first floor.


There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, as well as two other rooms currently used as offices.


The property sits on nearly five acres near Bantam Lake and includes cleared horse pastures, a stable and a two-bedroom detached guesthouse.