An official Path Through History Site! The Valentine–Varian House is a historic house located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. Built in 1758 by Isaac Valentine, it is the Bronx's second oldest house and oldest remaining farmhouse. It was the site of six skirmishes between British and American troops during the Revolutionary War. Today, history buffs can walk the oak and pine floors of this lovely Bronx building and learn about the history of the borough.