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Classic 1800s waterfront home includes boathouse for $1.9M

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With ties to Essex’s maritime history

Shot of a two-story boathouse and a large house in the background set right on the water.
The Asahel Pratt Homestead includes a boathouse that has been converted into a guest home.
Photos via Zillow

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Location: Essex, Connecticut

Price: $1,985,000

Built in 1803, the Asahel Pratt Homestead sits on over 185 feet of direct frontage on Middle Cove in Essex, Connecticut, hinting at the town’s rich maritime history. Well-preserved and thoughtfully updated, the 3,720-square-foot house features original architectural details like handsome wide-plank floorboards, three brick fireplaces, wood paneling, hand-hewn beams, and built-in shelving.

Four spacious bedrooms (and four bathrooms) provide comfortable living accommodations with views toward the water, and the kitchen, with its diamond-patterned wood flooring, offers a waterfront eat-in option, in addition to a formal dining room found adjacent to it.

The 1,360-square-foot boathouse, directly on the water, is a fixture in town. It’s now a converted guesthouse comprising a kitchen, great room, bedroom, and two baths. The two structures are sited on just under an acre of land, one of the largest single residential lots in Essex Village, according to the listing. Located at 26 Main Street, the property is listed for $1,985,000.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty