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Essex, Connecticut

$2,250,000 / Georgian Colonial
Janet Peckinpaugh William Pitt/Sotheby's International
Captain Elijah Worthington had this classic Colonial built in 1804. In more than 200 years since, it has been lovingly preserved and restored with all of the modern conveniences added. Sitting on one of the Village's most favored streets, it ends at water's edge. The back half of the house has peaceful water views of North Cove and the CT River. The house's piece de resistance is the air conditioned and sunlit English Conservatory with a heated floor. Its walls and ceiling of glass make you feel as if you're in the beautifully landscaped, tree and flower lined back yard which cradles the heated pool and several seating areas. There are 4 bedrooms including a first floor suite. The history in this house is so rich that in the Master suite upstairs there is a framed piece of the original wall stenciling and the secret slot where visiting dignitaries could be acknowledged and allowed to enter. The gardens are exquisite with a variety of fruit trees, flowering bushes and plants that welcome 3 seasons. There's even a large brick and slate roof garden house. This house has all of the modern conveniences including a whole house generator and a 500 bottle climate controlled wine cellar.

Property Details

Style: Georgian Colonial

House Form: 2-Story

Year: 1804

Setting: Village

Beds: 4

Baths: 3.5

Condition: Superb

Land Area: 0.44

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IG Pool



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