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!
This circa-1825 cut-stone Colonial located in Alburgh, Vermont, boasts a breathtaking view of Lake Champlain.
The best of old and new: This circa-1880 stone home in Calais, Maine, was completely renovated in 2013.
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.
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.
Located in Stonington, Connecticut, this stone cottage was built in 1790 and sits on over six acres of property.
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 home in Cherry Valley, New York
Colonial stone home in Summit Point, West Virginia
Old stone pioneer cottage in Manti, Utah
Old stone schoolhouse in Glenville, Pennsylvania
Old stone home in Charlevoix, Michigan
Old stone home in Onaga, Kansas
Old stone home in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Old stone home in Newark, Delaware
Old stone home in Peyton, Colorado
Our Pennsylvania find boasts views, from the living room, of the picturesque Juniata River.
This circa-1727 home
located in Pine Bush, New York, is a fine example of early Dutch colonial style. Also known as Dwaarkill Manor, the home is in desperate need of a complete restoration.
The Ulster County beauty is nestled on 24 private acres of farmland, which includes 2 streams and a guesthouse.
This circa-1785 home
may not look like much, but beneath the white stucco lies old stone, brick and log. Who knows what you could do with this lovely single-family home in historic Aldie, Virginia?
Not only does this Virginia home boast its original wood floors, it features three working fireplaces — a great way to keep cozy on a cold winter’s night.
This circa-1847 home
in Baltimore, Maryland, is constructed of semi-coursed gneiss stone. The dividing wall was recently removed so the duplex can serve as a single-family home.
Our Maryland pick is one of the earliest homes in Woodberry, a mill village located on the west side of the Jones Falls Valley in Baltimore City. “Isolated from other neighborhoods by topography, transportation arteries and parkland, Woodberry retains a pastoral, village-like atmosphere characterized by narrow streets and footpaths, front and back yards and open space,” says the Maryland Historic Trust.
This circa-1790 federal-style home in Bloomery, West Virginia, features heart pine flooring throughout and a stone patio that overlooks 7 acres of property.
The historic home features its original walk-in fireplace, a fine example of early stone masonry.
This circa-1831 home
located in Greenfield, Ohio, is situated in a peaceful and private setting.
Views of farm fields and meadows from this historic Ohio gem are said to be idyllic.
Sure, the inside may need a complete gut, but the Indiana gem sits on over three acres of the prettiest wooded property you’re likely to find.
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!