The oldest home in Clinton Connecticut – circa 1684!

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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!

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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!

– from: http://www.historicproperties.com/detail.asp?detail_key=Necli012

No kidding!

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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.

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No word on the heating efficiency of those old fireplaces…

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(And I thought my 1870’s house was old!!!)

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It is remarkable to think that this house was kept in the same family for over 300 years!

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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.)

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It is an amazing old house.

For all the details on this 1680’s Clinton, Connecticut home see the Historic Properties listing here.

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How about you? Could you – would you – live in a house that old?

8 Comments

  • Crissy says:

    I would be afraid of ghost’s…lol I know it sound silly but that’s what I always think of first with old houses. However, I do love the idea of the older homes, they have so much more character.

  • I. Want. That. House.

    300+, the older the better. It looks to be in good shape, and I’d love to sit in front of a roaring fire in the winter (probably the only warmth in an otherwise very leaky room).

    Ghosts, maintenance, everything else, it’s all worth it for something that has been around for as long as that house.

    • Adam says:

      I live right behind this house. It really is a gem! I’ve ever have been inside, but i’d love to check it out. it has a large feld out back with a detached barn with 2 garage sized doors. and this house is not the only historic building within a quarter mile. You have a house built in 1720 within peering distance and the Red School house which was mid to late 1800’s right out the front door! Love this area of town!

  • jeremy says:

    i know of an older home in clinton.. guess that throws this story out of wack a bit.. lol.. Id to to see it in the summer to metal detect with the owners consent.. Ive found items from the early 1600’s on property.. the construction of this home is identical, yet even older.. one room house , the basement is like something from a horror film, dirt, mud, logs, huge brick looking oven, im assuming it was for burning wood or bodies, lol.. makes this place look like the ritz.. Contact me for info if youd like to see the oldest home in clinton ct… lol.. the real oldest home…its back in the woods a bit, old indian burial ground property..

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