17 of the Oldest Homes in America for Sale Right Now

There's something so magical and enchanting about old, historic homes - so let's look at the oldest, most beautiful homes for sale in America right now.

Oozing with character, stories, and charm, you just know these homes have seen some wild things.

As Celine Dion once said, "If walls could talk"...

1. 654 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001

One of the most unique homes we've ever laid our eyes on, The Andrew McNally Estate in Altadena is currently on the market for $3,295,000 - and has been for the last eight months. With a recent reduction of $200,000 - now might be your chance to snap up this piece of history that lays at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Designed and built by Frederick Roehrig in 1887, enjoy views from the San Gabriels out to Catalina Island. There is no question that the estate, with aviary, Turkish room, and four-car carriage house/garage, still reigns over the valley below.

Beautiful blue Victorian home surrounded by trees and mountains in California

2. 1570 Virginia Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

When it comes to old homes for sale, California has some serious gems.

Built in 1905 in La Jolla, the “Helmshurst” estate offers sensational Pacific Ocean views embracing San Diego’s world-famous coastline. This rare seaside estate rests on a secluded, wooded 27,878 square foot lot overlooking the magnificence of La Jolla Cove and the Shores. Built in approximately 1905, it was formerly owned by the icons of Helms Bakery fame, reportedly constructed to be a family beach get away in the first part of the 1900s.

Shingle bungalow in La Jolla, California with sea views

3. 328 S Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Built in 1867, this Queen Anne Victorian sits on a half acre with sweeping views of the local town and foothills beyond. Originally a hospital, then a home, art school, and guest house - this beauty is ready and waiting for its next owners! With stately rooms, turrets, bay windows, original moldings, 14' ceilings, original hardwoods, and a grand staircase. Beauty at every turn.

Beautiful tan colored Queen Anne style home surrounded by houses and trees

4. 3101 Driscoll Rd, Fremont, CA 94539

So much more than just a home, the Horner House is a landmark in California history believed to have been built in 1852. This rare and beautiful home is on the California Register of Historical Places and is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places.

It’s considered a 'Greek Revival' home with rich history and providence. It’s been meticulously restored, renovated, and updated - from the foundation to the roof, including electrical, plumbing, irrigation, insulation, sewer lines, and more. It’s now blends artistic craftsmanship and modern amenities.

Greek Revival style home with cute path and mature trees

5. 1702 W Lake DR, Taylor, TX 76574

This 1989 Queen Anne features an open floor plan with mother-in-law suite, original ship-lap walls, wood flooring, gorgeous wood beam ceilings, and intricate details throughout. Considered a historical home in Taylor, the one acre lot is adorned with pecan trees and wrought iron fence. This one is just waiting for you to put some finishing touches on.

White Queen Anne house with white shiplap walls outside

6. 710 N Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150

A rare opportunity to own a grand 1840 personal residence: the James Heyward Hull House within walking distance to downtown Shelby. The home was renovated to create three rental units upstairs, while retaining the downstairs for the personal family residence.

In addition, there is a small tenant dwelling located at the rear of the 1.4 acres property, providing a fourth rental unit, and a separate brick garage with an adjoining space. Recent updates include new roof, exterior and interior paint, refinished hardwood floors, plumbing and electrical updates.

Huge white house with white columns and a large top floor balcony

7. 2314 St Marys Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Once the centerpiece of the historic Jacob Jackson Farm, Maple Hill has been thoughtfully modernized and transformed over hundreds of years into the luxurious estate that exists today. Both the attention to detail and the craftsmanship throughout are first-class. Glimpses of the old world have been wrapped flawlessly into a home that boasts all the finest modern amenities. For a home originally built in 1757, this is hella impressive.

Yellow farmhouse with steel roof and a beautiful chef's style kitchen

8. 706 W STEUBEN, Bingen Wa, WA 98605

Johlyn House is a classic 1860 Victorian just waiting for a loving owner to embrace its magic and long history within the community. Having been both a private residence and a successful B&B, you have the choice of either. Some highlights include a commercial kitchen, fire suppression system, WiFi throughout, four new heat pumps, new wiring, and new plumbing.

If you've always dreamt of running your own dreamy B&B, this is the time to shoot your shot.

Old Victorian house painted maroon red and cream

9. 107 W Harrison Avenue, Guthrie, OK 73044

Built in 1891 and known as the NewsLeader Building, this could be the perfect home or investment opportunity for you in historic downtown Guthrie. With four finished apartments, 4,000 sq ft of office/retail space, and 3,000 sq ft of warehouse in the rear, the space is abundant here. There are three two-bed, 1.5-baths, and one one-bed, 1.5-bath - perfect for leasing out right away.

Old newspaper factory turned apartment building with red brick exterior

10. 1512 Williamsport Pike, Columbia, TN 38401

Known as the Kennedy Place "Piano" House, this beauty was built in 1830. Sitting behind a gated entrance, you can enjoy 16 beautiful acres with a pond, tennis court, game barn, animal ban, and a log cabin/guest house. Inside the main house, a lovely kitchen awaits, with double ovens and a nugget ice maker (think of the cocktails you can make), and a GE wine fridge.

Stretching ranch style house with lots of greenery surrounding it

11. 475 N Galapago Street #6, Denver, CO 80204

Originally built in 1882, this church has been repurposed into six unique townhomes. The exterior has maintained its classic appearance with plenty of modern amenities on the inside.

Unit #6 is a two-bed, two-bath gem with high end finishes including designer tiles, solid hardwood floors, unique hand railings, spiral stairs, designer lighting and plumbing fixtures. The most amazing part of this home is the architecturally imagined loft space that looks out the gothic arched windows in the living room.

White church turned townhome development with six units

12. 3835 S 67th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043

Looking for a historic family compound in Arizona? This 6.37+/- estate was established in 1900 and consists of a main home along with multiple other residences, buildings, office, horse facility, storage yard, metal shades, and more. Must be seen in all its glory.

Pueblo style house in Arizona with large blue swimming pool

13. 1711 Hwy 237 Road, Round Top, TX 78954

31 acres? Minutes from Round Top? Historic 1825 ranch? We're sold.

The walls are made of cedar logs with century-old pine floors, and the kitchen, with a wood burning fireplace, is cozy and has new granite counter tops. Conveniently located 1.5 miles south of Round Top, drive through the woods to the main home, guest house, and separate entertainment cottage with full kitchen. The property also features lovely oak trees, fruit trees, a garden area, concrete floored steel pavilion, metal storage barn, fenced and cross-fenced pastures for your horses, goats or cows, and a chicken coop.

Farmhouse style bungalow with front porch and stone exterior

14. 201 Concord Road SW, Smyrna, GA 30082

*sigh* this one is the real deal.

Smyrna, Georgia's oldest house (built circa 1841) was owned by the Gann Family, who say it was saved from Sherman's destruction by the Mason flag that Captain John Gann was flying at the house. Known as Boxwood Cottage, delights can be found throughout - like beautiful stain glass, charming iron rails and shutters outside, sweeping open rooms that fill with natural light inside, a powder room, all en suite bedrooms, and landscaped gardens. Not to mention the gated Charleston style brick courtyard in the back.

Incredible French Colonial style house in Georgia painted salmon pink

15. 15355 SW 232 ST, Miami, FL 33170

In number 15 on our list of the oldest and most beautiful homes for sale right now, we have this three-acre farmhouse. Stunning in every way, the property was built in 1905 and consists of two impressive residences - the main house and the guest bunkhouse. There's also a third cottage, currently used for agriculture, with chicken coops, mature fruit trees, and many seating areas throughout.

Lovely Craftsman style house with front porch

16. 709 W AZEELE STREET, Tampa, FL 33606

Looking for a historic, old home for sale in Florida? Look no further.

Minutes to downtown Tampa, Hyde Park Village, and the Crosstown Expressway, this Tampa building mixes business and pleasure and is perfect for living and working from. The first and second floors are separately metered for electricity, and work well as one large unit while the first floor has three offices, a conference room, break area, and a large front multipurpose reception area. The second floor has five offices and another break area.

White colonial style building with apartments and offices inside

17. 7306 EARLWOOD AVENUE, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Seven minutes from historic downtown Mount Dora sits this six-unit (fully occupied) investment property. Built in 1900, the home would make the perfect bed and breakfast, boutique hotel, Airbnb, or just continue leasing to the six current tenants.

Each unit has brand-new appliances, new bathrooms, new doors, and new awnings as of 2020, and a new roof will be installed in the next couple of weeks. Don't miss this opportunity to own a classic Florida building.

Yellow two-story building with a front porch and six units inside

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