This renovated home circa 1860, in Essex village, has been restored and upgraded while preserving its historical integrity and charm. The light filled kitchen, with a Viking range, stainless steel appliances and granite counters make it a delight for the chef.The master suite overlooks the yard and swimming pool. Its windowed walk-in closet has built-ins and space saving pocket doors. The two, bright full baths have been skillfully upgraded with new tile, Corian counters, new electrics and new windows. Three fireplaces, a wood burning one in the guest room and dining room and a gas one in the living room continue the charm. A new furnace has recently been installed. AC is throughout. The yard is unusually spacious with a swimming pool and cozy patio. An exterior studio heated by a wood stove is a plus in this village location as is the private drive accommodating two vehicles. The house is within easy walking distance to restaurants, marinas, yacht clubs, the Connecticut River Museum, the parks, tennis courts, art galleries and shopping. Nearby are golf courses, casinos, theatres and the outlets. Located half way between New York and Boston, major transportation is only minutes away.