So you've been thinking about buying an older home... how about one that's around 345 years old? Homes that age are rather rare in America, and when you find one, it often comes with a jarring combination of historic design and modern updates that take all the charm out of the interior. That's not the case with this house in Chichester, New Hampshire. This 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has indoor plumbing and modern kitchen appliances, yet still carries the vibe of a historic, well cared for house. From the listing:
Here's a unique & eclectic retreat just waiting for its next owners to make their own memories. Set on 19 bucolic acres, 17 of which have a conservation easement, you approach over an ornamental bridge and pass through stone walls onto the circular driveway. Through the front door, the home's charm is immediately apparent--beautiful wood floors, a grand wood fireplace, & lovely period details in the living room welcome you home. The living room opens broadly to the dining room, yet this part of the house has an intimate, cozy feel. Step through the next doorway and you're in the grand and airy sunroom, bathed in light and graced with a wall of windows/sliders opening out to the terrace and the unspoiled land beyond.
Too bad it's not haunted. If the walls could talk, this house would have more than 300 years of memories to share. Click to the right on the image here to see ten pictures, or see all 40 at the listing.