Ever had the dream of owning a historic home that you could do some renovations and call it your own? If so, then this week’s Home of the Week is the perfect setting to make your dreams come true.

Built 30 years after the Pilgrims first landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, this three-bedroom, two floor Cape/Antique-style home is only one of two homes in Dartmouth that survived the King Phillip’s War fought in 1675.

The property sits on over seven acres of cleared and maturely wooded land with an existing three structures – which include a barn and an oversized garage.

The home retains much of the coziness and charm of homes of seventeenth century America, such as the original wide pine hardwood floors throughout the home. Each of the floor panels are unique is size and shape and add to the home’s warmth.

Also adding to the home’s warmth is the brick wood-burning fireplace located in the living room. Nearby the fireplace is a wood storage closet for your firewood. The 6-inch by 6-inch paned windows allow plenty of natural light to flow into the room.

The living room and dining room share a great feature in solid wood ceiling beams, but it’s the beams in the dining room that will grab your eye as you can see the axe marks wood craftsmen made some 367 years ago when building the home.

The dining room also features wood cabinets with glass doors, windows, and hardwood floors – creating a unique dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Adjacent to the dining room, the kitchen oozes character with solid wood cabinets and a walled-up second fireplace that can be reopened if the owner so chooses. Off the kitchen is a butler pantry for your storage needs with a washer and dryer hook up.

Also located on the ground floor, the master bedroom provides plenty of space for large bedroom sets and features a half bathroom, a closet, and windows.

The second floor is highlighted by three rooms with cubby closets, slanted ceilings, pine hardwood floors, and 12-inch by 12-inch paned glass windows. Access to the attic can be gained in one of the rooms, but also can be renovated into having cathedral ceilings in the room.

Also on the second floor is a full bathroom that is equipped with a shower and tub combination and sink.

During those breezy summer afternoons, you can relax in the spacious screened backyard porch overlooking the property.

The oversized garage located in the rear of the clearing on the property provides a ton of space to store cars, boats, or even excavating machinery. If you’re a photographer that shoots film, the garage features a dark room equipped with a sink and running power – a perfect spot to get creative.

The barn, needing some renovating and care, can be used in a myriad of different ways as the previous owner used it to sell antiques. Unique features along the walls of the barn are holes used by homing pigeons to enter and leave.

If you want to stretch your legs and enjoy some tranquility and fresh air, you can take a stroll on the walking path that takes you through mature woods located on the property.

The home has had updates to its heating and electrical system, and the seller will be installing a new septic system.

To fully appreciate what this unique home and property has to offer, realtor Judy Sullivan of Century 21 Signature Properties will be hosting an open house on Sunday, July 9, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the open house, please call Judy at 508-999-4541 or at 508-951-8335 to schedule your own private showing of a truly gem of a home.