The Loomis Homestead in Windsor, Connecticut, is one of the oldest timber-frame houses in America. The oldest part of the house was built in 1640 by Joseph Loomis who came to America from England in 1638.
See How Chip and Joanna Gaines Deck Out Their Farmhouse For the Holidays
You wouldn't know by looking at it, but the kitchen island is actually a salvaged church altar from the late 1800s. Joanna topped it with stainless steel — the perfect surface material for baking gingerbread cookies with the kids. The cool Christmas tree sign? That was a $50 antique store score!