Historic House Listings

Oh my! The Higgins House, Circa 1783 in Massachusetts. $588,000

July 6, 2023

Oh my! Just imagine the history in this house! Check out the size of the floor boards! The Benjamin and Mercy Higgins house was built in 1783. It is located on 1.39 acres in Eastham, Massachusetts. The house was built by Elkanah Higgins, who was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. The house has been in the same family since it was constructed. There is a small pond on the property. Four bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,300 square feet. $588,000

Contact Donna C. Gemborys with William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services: 508-237-5104

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to the extraordinary Benjamin & Mercy Higgins House with records speculating that this 4 bedroom antique home was constructed in 1783 by Elkanah Higgins, who was a veteran of the revolutionary war. This incredible home has been in the same family ever since. Currently gracing a lovely park like 1.39 acre lot, this vintage home offers seasonal peeks of a small pond on the west side, and presently is strategically set back from the road for privacy; in fact you can not see the building from the street. This remarkable home includes beautiful hand painted features on the walls and floors, a formal dining room, a generous living area, a kitchen and separate pantry and more recently, indoor plumbing off porch and updated electrical panel in porch. A unique property that is being offered ”as is”; Septic design in hand for present site. Buyer to install septic and hook up to town water. No heat source. Presently a cesspool and well. Expansion possibilities are endless on this 60,461 square feet with potential for 6 bedrooms. Bring your love of antiques and create your own cape escape. here. Not located in a historic district. By Appointment showings.



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