Beautifully restored circa 1840s 3-bedroom Federal house situated on a quiet street in the historic hamlet of Essex with a large private backyard, creating a private oasis while just a short walk to the vibrant town center with its restaurants, shops, and public park with a swimming area. Starting in 2016, the house underwent a comprehensive renovation, taking great care to retain as much of the original woodwork, doors, and flooring while seamlessly blending modern conveniences in the kitchen and bathrooms, perfectly balancing old-world charm with contemporary comforts. The updated kitchen includes custom-made cabinets, new appliances, and soapstone countertops, which complement the bluestone that Essex is famous for and can be seen throughout this property.
The bright and spacious primary bedroom, located on the 1st floor, has a private ½ bath that could easily be converted into a full bath. Enjoy long summer evenings sitting around the fire pit on this newly installed flagstone patio. The original barn, circa 1840, has a 2nd floor loft and a unique basketweave brick floor, currently used as a workshop and storage area, could be updated to become a work studio or a one-car garage. The house was painted in 2022, and the barn is scheduled to have a new roof.
Just a short drive to the public sandy beach, several full-service marinas, public golf courses, and pickleball courts. Enjoy the many walking trails that are part of the “Champlain Area Trail System,” perfect for easy day hikes or winter snowshoeing. Ask about becoming a member in the local historic club on Lake Champlain, with its private beach, boat mooring rights, tennis courts, and loads of summertime activities for both kids and adults.
Located 45 minutes from hiking and skiing in Lake Placid, 4 hours to Boston, and 90 miles to Montreal. Convenient Essex ferry to Vermont makes a quick trip to Burlington and its international airport.
Updated on November 6, 2023 at 5:59 pm