Old Stone Homes of New England

When we think of old homes in New England, images of timber-clad saltboxes or clapboard cottages may come to mind. But, believe it or not, cozy stone homes do exist in states north of New York. You’ll find the majority of these fieldstone gems in areas (Rhode Island, Connecticut) where both limestone and mortar were prevalent. But on occasion up pops an outlier,  most likely built by someone who brought the stone building tradition with him from another state or even Europe.

Take a peek at these lovely stone homes, currently for sale in New England. Viewers beware: These beaut’s will no doubt tug at your heartstrings!

old stone home, Colonial home, Alburgh, Vermont, Lake Champlain

This circa-1825 cut-stone Colonial located in Alburgh, Vermont, boasts a breathtaking view of Lake Champlain.

old stone home, Calais, Maine

The best of old and new: This circa-1880 stone home in Calais, Maine, was completely renovated in 2013.

old stone home, Dutch colonial, Van Deusen family, Massachusetts, Berkshire, historic home

Constructed in 1771 by the Van Deusen family, this rare example of Dutch colonial architecture is located east of the Hudson River Valley. This Great Barrington, Massachussetts, gem sits on over 10 acres.

David Sisson house, old stone home, old stone inn, Little Compton, Rhode Island

Built in 1854 by David Sisson, an iron and textile manufacturer, this three-story granite home, located in Little Compton, Rhode Island, most recently served as a luxury inn.

old stone home, Stonington, Connecticut

Located in Stonington, Connecticut, this stone cottage was built in 1790 and sits on over six acres of property.

An Old Stone Cottage to Call Your Own

Who doesn’t love an old stone cottage, nestled on a hilltop or situated within a town’s historic district. For some, it serves as the entree into historic home ownership; for others (singles, couples minus kids and retirees) it’s the ideal way to live.

Today, we present some of the most adorable stone cottages currently on the market — all under $300K and circa 1900 or older. Looking to adopt a little stone dream home of your own? Take your pick from this batch of nine beauties. View in slideshow mode.

Old Stone Homes That Will Steal Your Heart

We scoured the market to find old stone homes that would suit the DIYer, someone who has a soft spot for all things early American. These magnificent examples of Colonial and Federal-style architecture are in need of serious TLC (and perhaps the demolition of an awkward addition or two). But just imagine the possibilities! Granted, each home is a bit off the beaten path, but definitely the makings of a great country getaway. Take a peek at our slideshow and tell us what you think!