I told you I like really old houses.
Well, let me clarify… I respect people who own really old houses, and I like to admire really old houses. But when you get to the 300+ year age range… well I would be running the other way – as a potential buyer.
But for some hardy, history-loving soul in the state of Connecticut… have I got a house for you!
Oldest home in Clinton, circa 1684 by grant to the Stevens Family (by the King of England) who occupied the farm for over 300 years until the present owners bought it. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Near beach, boating, shopping, and Connecticut Winery. Full of history!
Priced at $475,000, this home has four bedrooms in approximately 2,700 square feet. The listing does not mention anything about bathrooms. Or out-houses, for that matter.
No word on the heating efficiency of those old fireplaces…
(And I thought my 1870’s house was old!!!)
It is remarkable to think that this house was kept in the same family for over 300 years!
Perhaps it’s time to retire this house as a residence and repurpose it as a museum?
Or not. The novelty factor of living in a house from the 1600’s is very appealing! (Though, as my mom would argue, probably not very practical.)
It is an amazing old house.
For all the details on this 1680’s Clinton, Connecticut home see the Historic Properties listing here.
How about you? Could you – would you – live in a house that old?