Circa-1665 Farley Garrison House for Sale
Here’s your chance to own one of the oldest homes in America. Originally built in 1665 in Massachusetts, this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison-style home had remained in the same family for 12 generations. In 2000, it was carefully dismantled and reconstructed on a breathtaking 12-acre property in New Hampshire – and the finished product is one of the most stunning home restorations we’ve seen on Cool Houses Daily to date.
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The main house – along with several other period structures – were reconstructed on the estate with materials and building methods correct for their eras, including wide pine floors, oak framing and gunstock corners. Even old hand-cut nails were used to keep these buildings as authentic as possible. On the other hand, the main home is full of modern amenities, including in-floor radiant heat and a whole-home surround sound system (and running water, of course – something its original tenants could not enjoy).
We’re particularly keen on the modern country kitchen, which has been updated with high-end appliances yet still retains a period look with soapstone sinks and cabinetry made from hand-planed panels. Just past the kitchen is a small birthing room, a common feature in houses of this era. While the property’s future owners may not be inclined to use the room for its originally intended purpose, it could be a cozy spot for reading or napping.
Besides the main residence, several additional buildings were reconstructed board-by-board on the estate, including an 1800s barn, a corn crib and a water tower. But our favorite of all is the 1700s one-room schoolhouse – check out the photo gallery above to see this space and more for yourself.
About the House
- Location: Gilmanton, N.H.
- Listed By: Roy Sanborn of Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
- Price: $1,750,000