Property of the Week
Nov 25, 2022
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Abstract:
A brick home in Farnham, Virginia, recently became the oldest property of the week.

The four-bedroom Indian Banks estate sits prominently on 17 acres of land.

 

A cousin of George Washington is said to have lived here, and the initials of the first U.S. president are carved into one of the bricks.

 

Other antique treasures on the market this week include a home relocated to North Carolina, a Georgian beauty on Cape Cod, and an inexpensive mid-aisle colonial in Connecticut.

 

 

1. 2494 Simonson Road, Farnham, Virginia

 

Price: $1,810,000

 

Year Built 1699

Indian Bank. This 3,684 square foot brick manor house has a rare scrolled bay window above the main entrance.

 

Stylistic details include hardwood floors, fireplaces and built-ins. The home has been updated over the years, including the kitchen.

 

The 17-acre lot has views of the Rappahannock River and Moratik Creek, a historic cabin, guest cottage, converted barn, chicken coop, garden shed and fruit trees.

 

2. 128 Horniblow Point Road, Edenton, North Carolina

 

Price: $799,000

 

Year Built 1718

 

Thomas Norcom Square. This well-preserved five-bedroom home was moved to its current waterfront location in 1972.

 

The 3,000 square foot home known as Sycamore was also expanded. Now located on Albemarle Sound, the structure features wide plank floors and exposed beam ceilings. The kitchen and bathrooms have recently been updated.

 

The screened porch provides a perfect place to enjoy the peaceful views.

 

3. 142 Main St, Groton, MA

 

Price: $1,800,000

 

Year Built 1720

 

Colonial with carriage house. This 4,607 square foot property consists of two buildings, both zoned for commercial use.

 

The historic configuration includes five decorative fireplaces, custom moldings, a stained glass front door, and restored hardwood floors.

 

The main building can be converted into a primary home, while the separate 1,100 square foot carriage house can be used as a home office or yoga studio.

 

4. 60 River Road, Merrimack, Massachusetts

 

Price: $1,550,000

 

Year Built 1720

 

Self-contained compound. This seven-bedroom home sits on a four-acre lot and, according to the listing, it features "

Indian shutters, six fireplaces, wide pine floors and extensive raised paneling."

 

This is the first time in generations that this 5,695-square-foot home overlooking the Merrimack River has been sold. The updated kitchen has exposed beams, high-end appliances and brick floors.

 

There is a small pond on the property and a two-story barn with room for two cars. The pool house and tennis courts will need some TLC.

 

5. 3074 Main St, Barnstable, MA

 

Price: $1,495,000

 

Year Built 1739

 

The Daniel Davis House. This classic Georgian home on Cape Cod offers a wealth of period detail.

 

From the numerous fireplaces to the high ceilings, this beautiful five-bedroom home gives a sense of time passing in every room.

 

Meticulously restored over the years, this 3,748 square foot home is located in the heart of Barnstable Village, within walking distance to the beach, marina and restaurants.

 

The modern farmhouse-style kitchen features island seating and a butler's pantry, as well as a separate pantry. The main suite has a fireplace for those chilly New England nights.

 

6. 47 E Bay St, Charleston, SC

 

Price: $8,600,000

 

Year Built 1740

 

Anne Boone's House. This pre-Revolutionary gem has been lovingly renovated while maintaining its historic architectural style.

 

"The house was probably built in the brick shell of an early 18th century house after the fire of 1740," the listing states.

 

This five-bedroom Southern Belle offers 7,075 square feet of living space. Stylistic features include six fireplaces, wood-paneled walls, custom bookshelves and arched windows.

 

Luxurious upgrades offer custom painted floors, Venetian plaster walls, and a chef's kitchen with blue marble countertops. In the back, there is a heated pool and a pool room with a bar and shower.

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