The crown jewel of Essex is reborn. This historic waterfront home, originally built in 1870, has undergone a total renovation with no expense spared, from the new roof to the new wine cellar. The masterful and innovative renovation, harmonizes with the beautiful original workmanship. A third floor skylight allows sunlight to flood the grand three story staircase to the first floor foyer. New custom Marvin Ultimate windows and French doors blend with the originals. New wood floors complement the originals and sparkle throughout. Multiple fireplaces complement the living areas and bed rooms. The laundry room is practically located on the second floor. All new mechanicals include: a Geothermal Heat Pump system, plumbing and electrical systems that can be controlled remotely. The expansive new chef’s kitchen with a Wolf stove, a Sub Zero and marble counters overlooks the open plan dining and living areas which enjoy water views of the North Cove, the Connecticut River and the Lyme hills beyond. The four bedroom home, most with water views, features a master suite with a marble fireplace and a sitting area. French doors open to the waterfront balcony to watch eagles and ospreys soar. Double doors open to the formal living room with an extra high ceiling, original floor to ceiling one over one widows and a marble fireplace. A mirrored built-in alcove reflects this gracious room. French doors lead to the wrap around porch making this room ideal for year round entertaining and family gatherings. A family room with a marble fireplace, has a semicircular alcove with the original oversize one over one windows. A perfect area for quiet times overlooking the water views. The landmark 1870 clapboard house, apart from its location, is also known for the ornate carvings below the eaves. An historic carriage house completes this beautifully renovated estate.