This beautiful contemporary has been recently remodeled and expertly designed to have an open loft-like feeling. The house features walls of glass to the high ceilings giving it a unique and dramatic feeling. It enjoys views of the Connecticut river, full sunlight all day and star lights at night. The impressive open chef's kitchen, designed by Siris and Coombs of NYC has long black granite counters, and custom bamboo cabinets. Appliances include, Subzero, Viking, Gaggeneau, 6 ovens, a steamer, two dish washers, a built in Miele espresso machine etc. All one could hope for and more. Elegant columns strategically placed separate the living spaces to make it perfect for both formal and informal entertaining. Hardwood floors are throughout. French doors open to an 18 x 24 ft. deck overlooking a blue stone patio, a sweeping lawn and the river views beyond. The master bedroom suite is privately accessed also with floor to ceiling windows. The tiled bathroom has twin basins, a Jacuzzi and a walk-in shower. The lower level in-law apt. has its own entrance. The kitchen has been remodeled and the living room has a fireplace. Glass doors open to the stone patio. A path leads past the boat house to the water frontage with a sandy beach, a dock and a deep water mooring. This unique property makes an ideal home. Essex is known for being twice voted the number one small town in America. It is located on the Connecticut River, half way between New York and Boston, convenient to several golf clubs, marinas, museums and some of Connecticut's best restaurants.