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10 Of the Oldest Cape Cod Houses on the Market Right Now


Fun fact: Cape Cod is home to the largest historic district in the United States. In addition, there are about a gazillion individual properties on the National Register of Historic Places scattered around these parts. We've rounded up 10 of the oldest houses we could find, all of which are for sale right now. Built from 1693 to 1743, most have retained their original features (beehive ovens, wide board floors, fireplaces galore) and will delight history buffs and architecture aficionados alike.
? Location: 138 Main Street, Sandwich
Year Built: 1693
Asking Price: $929,000
Overlooking Town Hall Square, the Melatiah Bourne House is a 3,139 square foot circa 1693 Saltbox with a post & beam barn built 300 years later. Original details, "sure to delight the purist," include wide board floors, five fireplaces, window seats, a cluster chimney, beehive oven, and Indian shutters (which are also known by the less offensive privacy or pocket shutters). The Sandwich Village property sits on .69 acres and is zoned "business limited."


? Location: 651 Main Street, West Barnstable
Year Built: 1670
Asking Price: $798,000


? Location: 130 Old Main Road, North Falmouth
Year Built: 1700
Asking Price: $959,900


? Location: 4352 Main Street, Barnstable

Year Built: 1700
Asking Price: $599,000


? Location: 75 Hornbeam Lane, Centerville
Year Built: 1711
Asking Price: $1,350,000


? Location: 203 County Road, Bourne
Year Built: 1723
Asking Price: $329,500


? Location: 980 Main Street, Osterville
Year Built: 1735
Asking Price: $529,900


? Location: 3655 Main Street, Brewster
Year Built: 1738
Asking Price: $169,000


? Location: 31 Shore Road, North Truro
Year Built: 1740
Asking Price: $749,000


? Location: 56 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port
Year Built: 1743
Asking Price: $749,000
Finally, to a Yarmouth Port listing on The Old King's Highway. The main residence, a 1743 Cape, includes five fireplaces, four bedrooms and four baths. An attached annex features an artist's studio and guest apartment with its own entrance and driveway. The .64 lot also includes an in-ground heated swimming pool.
· The Low Down on Cape & Islands Historic Districts [Curbed Cape Cod]