Built in 1740, this $ 5 million Southampton Charmer is the oldest house of the week

This week’s oldest home to list on Realtor.com® will require a buyer with deep pockets. Just because the house doesn’t have any particular pedigree or historical significance – no, this one concerns location, location, location.

Built in 1740, this home on half an acre lot is located in Southampton, NY. The town on the eastern end of Long Island is known for its sandy beaches and famous locals.

For a Hamptons buyer who shuns the modern boxes that have sprung up along the beach, this $ 5 million prestige property offers plenty of historic charm, sunny interiors, and a lovely pool house.

Other expensive properties among the older homes for sale this week include a $ 1.5 million home in Greenwich, CT, built in 1750; a $ 2 million barn in Pound Ridge, NY, also from 1750; and a 1769 farm on 95 acres in Hurley, NY, available for $ 2,185,000.

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Price: $ 4,950,000
Year of construction: 1740
History in the Hamptons:
Since it was built almost 300 years ago, this four bedroom house has been moved to different locations in Southampton.

In the 1950s it was deposited on a fairly large piece of land within walking distance of the village. Inside, the house features original wide-plank pine floors, wainscoting, exposed beams and an unfinished basement.

Southampton, New York
Southampton, New York

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Price: $ 1,150,000
Year of construction: 1750
Gershom Lockwood III House:
Named after its original owner, this five-bedroom house is said to be one of the few mansions in town dating from the mid-18th century.

Because the house has a historic designation, the buyer cannot demolish it or make changes to its colonial facade without permission. Inside, the living room and dining room have retained their original stone fireplaces and woodwork.

Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut

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Price: $ 519,900
Year of construction: 1750
Holcomb House:
According to the list, the original owner was a War of Independence hero who warned the city to approach British soldiers.

It won’t take a heroic effort to move into this charming house, there isn’t much to do. The 2,167 square foot, three-bedroom residence features six fireplaces, wide floors, exposed beams and a beehive oven. There is also a barn and a workshop with electricity, which could be used as a garage for a car.

Bethel, Connecticut
Bethel, Connecticut

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Price: $ 950,000
Year of construction: 1750
Mixture of old and new:
Colonial and modern designs blend beautifully in this three-bedroom, 2,500 square foot home.

It sits on just over an acre filled with mature gardens and frontage on Sawkill Creek. Inside there are two formal living rooms with fireplaces, a library, a spacious master suite, original wide-plank pine floors, and a renovated kitchen.

Woodstock, New York State
Woodstock, New York State

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Price: $ 1,999,500
Year of construction: 1750
Ivy barn:
Formerly a tavern, this elegant four bedroom home sits on a 3.3 acre plot adjoining a 150 acre reserve.

Highlights of the historic house interior include the wide plank floor, walnut beams, a large room with copper fireplace, and the family room in the old Civil War era pub. Outside, the residence is surrounded by terraces, greenery and a swimming pool.

Pound Ridge, New York
Pound Ridge, New York

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Price: $ 365,000
Year of construction: 1753
Charming duplex:
Rental income opportunity? This single-family house has been converted into a duplex with separate entrances and kitchens.

The accommodations feature original chestnut beams and wide floors. There is a spacious courtyard and its corner lot is close to shops, hikes and restaurants.

Spencer, MA
Spencer, MA

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Price: $ 1,600,000
Year of construction: 1760
Dennis Village:
This historic four bedroom home has been renovated to include four working fireplaces, wide plank pine floors and a screened porch.

The 1 acre property includes a fully renovated guest house.

Dennis, MA
Dennis, MA

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Price: $ 2,185,000
Year Built – 1769
Ancient farm:
Covering over 95 acres, this fertile farmland features a frontage on Esopus Creek as well as a waterfall.

Currently configured as rental units, the property could also be converted into a single-family home.

Hurley, New York
Hurley, New York

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Price: $ 319,900
Year of construction: 1770
Valley of the Rocks:
This 2.5 acre property is ideal for a buyer looking for a small farm. Currently operated as an organic goat farm, the property is zoned for horses and other farm animals.

There is also an electrified barn, a henhouse, an apiary, a pond and a garden. The two bedroom house has the original fireplace, cloakroom and updated patio doors.

Holyoke, MA
Holyoke, MA

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Price: $ 599,000
Year of construction: 1770
Edmund Haggens House:
Located on just under half an acre downtown, this charming three bedroom home has received several key updates over the years.

It features a finished basement with knotty pine walls, a fireplace and built-in units. An additional studio with independent entrance could also serve as an office.

South Berwick, ME
South Berwick, ME

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