Last month, we rounded up the cities with the most historical homes for sale, and with the hot market right now, we know these homes won’t be on the market much longer! Cities like Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts have a plethora of homes on the market built 100+ years ago. We’ve combed through them and found some of our favorite New England historical home listings just in time for summer — with bright decor themes and ample space for outdoor entertaining, we can’t help but obsess over all the summer parties we could have in these charming Northern homes!
Providence, Rhode Island
Built in 1902, this A-frame Victorian-style home is ready to host all your summer adventures — both indoor and out! A spacious, bright downstairs greets you with a grand entryway and exquisite fireplace. Pale yellow walls grace the living room as well as upstairs, bringing the sweet, summertime feel into the home year-round. Elegant decor themes of yellow, blue and white are scattered throughout the home, giving a timeless, yet chic style that accentuates during the summer months, yet compliments the harsh, New England winters as well.
Outside, the front porch blends a Farmhouse feel with the more traditional feeling historical homes bring — making it the perfect hangout spot for drinks after work, weekends with family or a serene, early-morning reading spot. But out back, a sizable deck greets you — with the perfect backyard view for your furry friends and kids to enjoy. Priced just below $1.3 million, this home’s timeless charm is ready for you to enjoy the calm, New England summers — but don’t take our word for it, check out our virtual tour!
Three Floors for Entertaining
Built in 1846, the next stop on our list of New England historical home home boasts 5,776 square feet — and just about every inch is spared no detail. If you’re a fan of woodwork, this stunner features inlaid hardwood floors and millwork throughout. With 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, there’s no shortage of space for family or guest entertaining. In fact, there’s a private living area on the third level, complete with kitchen, bath, open living/dining area and additional space for an office or bedroom.
On the first floor, you’ll find the kitchen, with glass-front cabinets and a large center island, along with a first-floor library outfitted with a fireplace and built-in shelves. If you’re looking for a bit of a luxe, be sure to have your meal in the dining room, where a ceiling-height bow window overlooks a custom fountain. For a cool $2 million, this home will set you back a few bucks — but it’ll make you feel like a million, too!
A Blend of Classic With Modern
Though this is a townhome, it’s spatially just like a single-family home at a fraction of the Boston price! In a prime location and built in 1875, you’ll feel the historical home essence mixed with today’s modern updates. The spacious dining room will be the focal point for your social gatherings this summer. Light and airy views flow throughout the home — complimenting the bright summer views that’s only accompanied during the warmer months.
This home features a beautiful black and white kitchen, charming fireplaces in the upstairs bedrooms and a unique upper-floor space for a home office, workout studio or game room. With a prime location in Boston’s Jamaica Plains, you’ll be seconds from famous shopping, dining and parks. For $889,000, we can already picture the outdoor barbecues, evenings with the grill and family gatherings that will happen at this home!
A Classic Stucco Colonial
A timeless, red bricked-exterior greets you to this charming home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the decor is just as divine as the home’s classic exterior frame! You’d never know this home is nearly 100 years old — between muted, cool design touches and a chic all-white kitchen, maintenance has been top of mind for nearly a century. This New England historical home perfectly blends mid-century modern, farmhouse and traditional decor styles — and we couldn’t be obsessing more over how perfect it is!
Lucky enough to have both a side porch and deck, there’s no shortage of entertaining space when it comes to this home. At just under $3 million for this six-bedroom, 3,300 square-foot home, you’ll be in close proximity to some of the area’s best shopping and restaurants, stunning parks and prime public transportation access. If walking up this home’s original cobblestone steps doesn’t make you feel as you’re stepping into a piece of history — we don’t know what will!
We know….this New England historical home isn’t near a major city, but we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! This unique coastal farmhouse has a little bit of everything; spacious rooms, mid-19th century details, and plenty of land to farm and garden on! Just five minutes to the beach, this well-preserved home features 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,745 square feet of Greek Revival-style living.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample natural light, while polished picture-frame flooring and captures the historic nuances of this former bed and breakfast. This colorful home boasts a dandelion-yellow kitchen with extra food prep areas for entertaining large parties, while the aqua dining room seamlessly connects with sitting room, both adorned with wood stoves.
If you plan to host overnight guests, an extra apartment provides all the space and comfort they’d need, while a converted barn hosts three floors of rooms. The best part? Listed at $589,000, this spacious historical retreat is practically a steal!
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