Owned by the first mayor of New York City, William Merritt, this home in Palisades, NY, known as "The Big House", is said to be one of the oldest continuously occupied homes in the nation. In this historic 4-bedroom home, George Washington himself dined with the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general and statesman who helped the American colonies win independence. Some say the house was built circa 1695, but dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) suggests that it may have been built closer to 1738.
Whatever its age, it's available for $5,500,000.
Ellis Sotheby's International Realty