This unique waterfront property in the heart of Essex village is comprised of two historical houses. The 3300 sq ft main house c.1760 with a barn/studio. The 700 sq ft guest house, c.1790. An expansive common lawn joins the properties to make it an ideal compound. Each house features porches overlooking Middle Cove. The main house master bedroom with a long balcony overlooks an oval swimming pool, surrounded by a stone patio, beautiful stone wall gardens and the cove. A second bedroom enjoys the same views. The elegant dining room has floor to ceiling windows providing abundant sun light and water views. Glass paneled doors open to a patio bordered with exquisite planting. The formal living room's focal point is an impressive fireplace with a beautiful wood mantle. A glass paneled door flanked by floor to ceiling windows accesses the patio and continues the water view. The cozy paneled library with built-ins has intricate lighted shell alcoves on either side of the fireplace. The eat in kitchen has been recently renovated for ease and practicality with a black granite counter, a Viking gas stove, a Sub zero, window cabinets and recessed lighting. This graceful home has been meticulously cared for. Beautiful wood floors are throughout including original wide boards. Restorations and additions have been made to all three houses while maintaining their historical integrity. The property is a one of a kind, combining the convenience of village living, quiet waterfront and privacy while enjoying cool summer breezes.