Own a piece of Essex History in a perfect live/work property with the finest craftsmanship and high end finishes. The Elias Starkey homestead c. 1790 has just been tastefully restored with modern sensibilities while keeping the historic character and charm intact, like original wood floors, doors and hardware. Large chef's kitchen with newer appliances, a first floor master bedroom with ensuite bath, 6 fireplaces, central air conditioning and spacious covered patio overlooking the stone wall-lined 1+ acre wooded backyard. The property also consists of a stand alone, handsome three-story, natural light-filled building with amazing opportunity for a retail business or workshop space. Most recently operated as a successful gift and lifestyle shop. This building would be perfect for photography studio or art gallery, any other home-based business or simply the ultimate storage space. Perfectly situated on the road allowing the set-back house to feel private and quiet, while the outbuilding has the perfect road-facing placement for potential retail/customer traffic. Located at the intersection to downtown Essex, just half a mile away.