Built in 1668, the Joshua Culver House in Connecticut Is the Week’s Oldest Home

Built in 1668, the Joshua Culver House in Connecticut Is the Week's Oldest Home


An affordable gambrel-roofed residence known as the Joshua Culver House in Groton, CT, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®.

Located in the village of Old Mystic and built over a century before America was America, this adorable home is one of the oldest houses in the area. The three-bedroom home offers 1,728 square feet of space with lots of period details still intact.

Other antique homes that landed on the market this week include a stone house in Pennsylvania, a Colonial in Rhode Island, and a relocated home in Massachusetts.

For a full look at the week’s 10 oldest homes, just scroll on down.

1. 134 Route 27, Groton, CT

Price: $345,000
Year built: 1668
The Joshua Culver House: 
This three-bedroom home is one of the oldest houses in the village of Old Mystic—and in the entire country.

You’ll find four fireplaces inside the cozy residence. Other historic features include wide-board pine flooring and some built-ins. The house is located near downtown and close to lots of walking paths and biking trails.

Groton, CT


2. 4 Beaver Brook Rd, Lyme, CT

Price: $695,000
Year built: 1700
Center-chimney Colonial:
This five-bedroom home is said to have been a stop on the Pony Express.

Artist Eugene Higgins (1874–1958) spent summers here in the 1930s. Period details include five fireplaces, wide-plank flooring, exposed beams, and a corner cabinet. The property comes with three outbuildings.

Lyme, CT


3. 390 Evergreen Ave, Hamden, CT

Price: $399,900
Year built: 1700
Renovated Cape:
This three-bedroom Cape has been entirely updated while retaining its historic charm.

Original details include wide-plank flooring, exposed beams, and a three-sided fireplace. Updates over the years have added a new roof, water heater, and electrical system. You can take in views of the private pond from a couple of decks or the three-season porch.

Hamden, CT


4. 382 N Locust St, Myerstown, PA

Price: $599,000
Year built: 1720
Tobias Bickel House:
This spacious stone house was moved to its current lot of 1.62 acres in 1981.

Offering nearly 3,400 square feet of living space, the historic three-bedroom home features stone and wood floors throughout. A log house was moved from New Holland and attached to the home for even more living space. Modern updates inside include tiger maple countertops in the kitchen. A primary bedroom features built-ins and a fireplace.

Myerstown, PA


5. 7 Whites Ct, Newburyport, MA

Price: $1,699,900
Year built: 1730
The Stagecoach Tavern: 
This historic home was moved to its current locale in 2005. It still features wide-board pine flooring, gunstock corners, four restored fireplaces, and a period staircase.

Formerly a tavern, the four-bedroom structure has been modernized and now offers an updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. You can take in the views of the Merrimack River from the deck or private back patio.

Newburyport, MA


6. 104 108 Mill St, Newport, RI

Price: $4,695,000
Year built: 1730
Historic Hill District:
This property consists of a historic Colonial, a renovated carriage house, and a detached four-car garage.

The charming main house features a wood-shingled addition and offers five spacious bedrooms. Original wide-board pine floors can be found on the main floor, and the eat-in kitchen has its own fireplace. The carriage house has a living room and kitchen on the first floor and two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs.

Newport, RI


7. 1 Pegan Ln, Dover, MA

Price: $1,600,000
Year built: 1735
Original town center:
This landmark sits at the intersection of Farm Street, Springdale Avenue, Main Street, and Pegan Lane.

The five-bedroom home offers three stories of living space. Many historic features still remain, including wide-board pine flooring, a walk-in fireplace, and arched ceilings. A rear patio overlooks the waterfall and English garden on this 1.55-acre lot.

Dover, MA


8. 13 Exeter Rd, Hampton Falls, NH

Price: $1,489,000
Year built: 1738
The Gov. Meshech Weare House: 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this home has seen a number of distinguished visitors. During the War for Independence, George Washington reportedly visited this house in 1775. James Monroe stopped by in 1817, and the Marquis de Lafayette popped in in 1824.

This charming four-bedroom home still features many original details, including wood-paneled walls and a secret bar in the living room. The 3-acre property includes a new in-ground pool, a pool house with a wood-burning fireplace, and a detached barn with a two-bedroom apartment.

Hampton Falls, NH


9. 73 Ames Hollow Rd, Portland, CT

Price: $799,000
Year built: 1739
18th-century farmhouse:
These 12.54 acres of rolling pastures are anchored by a four-bedroom home. There are also five outbuildings, including the oldest corn crib in town, a blacksmith shop, and a renovated icehouse.

The primary suite is on the main level, and three additional bedrooms are upstairs. Period details include restored wide-plank flooring, exposed beams, and built-ins for storage. There’s also a bank barn, chicken coop, and private pond onsite.

Portland, CT


10. 484 Stoopville Rd, Newtown, PA

Price: $1,995,000
Year built: 1740
Fieldstone farmhouse:
The bucolic 10-acre property known as Woodmont Farm includes a charming five-bedroom residence, spring house, and restored stone barn with a custom pub and loft.

There are five wood-burning fireplaces in the spacious country home, which also features dual staircases, beamed ceilings, deep window sills, and wide-plank flooring. The updated kitchen offers new appliances, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry.

Newtown, PA


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