The Oldest Wisconsin Home on the Market, Built in 1839, Needs a New Historian-Owner

Because Brian and Diane Stuart weren’t actively looking for a home, you might say this property found them.

“Diane found it, driving around,” says Brian Stuart. The couple wound up buying the five-bedroom, 5,044-square-foot home in Mineral Point, WI, for $170,000 in 2010.

Built in 1839, it’s now for sale, and it’s also the oldest home currently on the market in the Badger State. After they purchased it a decade ago, the couple updated the property and rented it out to visitors in this artsy town 50 miles southwest of Madison, snug in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.

“It’s built like a fortress,” says Brian. “The walls are 16 inches thick. Our dream was to bring it back to its original glory, which we did. We wanted the original footprint, which had large rooms, so people could see what it would have looked like. Some of our bathrooms are the size of

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Oldest House For Sale In Chester

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CHESTER, NJ – This house has stood the test of time.

  • Address: 138 Maple Ave, Chester, New Jersey
  • Price: $498,000
  • Square Feet: 1752
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full and 2 Half Baths
  • Built: 1940
  • Features: EXCEPTIONAL 3 BR & (2-FULL & 2-HALF) BA HOME, IN A FABULOUS IN-TOWN LOCATION (Walk to Town) & TOP-RATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!! (Mendham High School is offering the International Baccalaureate Program) – Gorgeous Level Yard (1.51 acres) backs up to Grove Street Park! NEW WHITE KITCHEN-GRANITE TOPS (2019) – STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, REMODELED BASEMENT/CARPET(2020)! Master Ensuite, Lg. Deck with Natural Gas Grilling-Hookup, Ample A/C Attic Storage, Central A/C, Ceiling Fans, Recess Lighting throughout, Thermal Windows/Doors. Gas Fireplace, Gas Indirect Hot Water Tank (Tank-less heater!), Gas Hydronic Boiler 95% AFUE (Additional 4-year warranty), Gas Generator, Well Built/Insulated-Low Energy/Utility bills, Public Sewer, 2-Car Garage, Driveway sealed-(2019) 8-car-off-street parking. Close to NY & Transportation!
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