The median home value in Essex, CT is $500,000.
the county median home value of $299,950.
The national median home value is $308,980.
The average price of homes sold in Essex, CT is $500,000.
Approximately 73% of Essex homes are owned,
compared to 17% rented, while
9.33% are vacant.
Essex real estate listings include condos, townhomes, and single family homes for sale.
Commercial properties are also available.
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A good design is all about the details and this quintessential New England home simply has it all. Built to the highest standards and rich in architectural detail, quality of craftsmanship is evident throughout. A warm and welcoming entry leads to elegant well-proportioned rooms that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. The great room, designed with grace and style, features a 10ft custom-built fireplace, hand hewn beams, wide board floors and a bay window overlooking park-like grounds. French doors lead to the formal dining room and open to a private terrace…ideal for outdoor entertaining. The spacious country kitchen with a cathedral ceiling, skylights and hand-laid brick floor is centered around the fireplace, bringing the kitchen to a whole new level. A private study with full bath also serves as a guest suite offering desirable one floor living and a cozy sitting room completes the main level. Upstairs you’ll find the primary suite with remodeled bath and two well-appointed guest rooms with a shared bathroom. Relaxing evenings in the lower level recreation room & summer days spent by the pool are sure to create lasting memories. A true highlight of the property is the outbuilding with professional office, 3 bay garage & plenty of storage. Prominently set an acre & close to the Village enjoy all historic Essex has to offer. Whether you are looking for a full-time residence or an ideal weekend retreat this magnificent property is the perfect place to call home.
Wonderful expansive Cape Cod on a gorgeously landscaped lot complete with a hardscape patio, firepit and beautiful stone walls for the perfect outdoor entertaining setting. Extensive addition and remodeling in 2006 and 2020; this home is absolutely move in ready. Massive kitchen, great room for large gatherings, formal dining room and cozy sitting room with a Vermont Castings wood stove along with a full bath on the first floor. The second floor is the perfect floor plan for short or long term guests with the primary bedroom suite at one side of the home and the guest bedrooms and baths at the other. Gleaming hardwood floors, three car attached garage, full basement that is partially finished and just less 5 minute drive to Essex Village with shops, art galleries, restaurants, yacht clubs, marinas and more. Essex is approximately 2 hours from NYC and Boston.
Welcome to this chic Essex farmhouse! Two separate primary suites (one on the main floor) with new and newer baths and another 2 bedroom suite with a newer full bath. The already fabulous kitchen has a new 65X41 marble island which easily seats 8 and is complimentary to the pristine corian counters. The unique floor plan has a nice flow, many rooms have wide-board flooring, and a 2nd fireplace has been recently added. Other notable features are buried power lines, central air, and a newer roof, garage doors and driveway. A large deck leads to a private backyard with a lush lawn and lovely plantings. This home is beautifully maintained and low maintenance features include Hardie Board and Azek siding. The oversized 2 car garage offers space for a workroom. Just a short drive to Essex Village shops, restaurants, and the Connecticut River Museum and waterfront. Convenient to I95 and Rt 9 and a 2 hour drive to NYC or Boston.
RARE NEW CONSTRUCTION in ESSEX VILLAGE premier subdivision, situated in picturesque cul-de-sac bordering the Heron Pond Preserve. Spacious luxury 4 bedroom 2 car garage Ranch well-appointed with superior craftsmanship and architectural detail. Interior features include beautiful crown moldings, stately columns and chair railing. Enter the main level with inviting open floor plan, 9’ ceilings throughout and huge Family room accented by skylights in vaulted ceiling bringing the outside in! The Gourmet Kitchen includes a large island, Buyer’s choice of beautiful granite or quarts surfaces, SS appliances. Lovely Oak hardwood floors with choice of Stain or Engineered wood flooring. Elegant Coffered ceilings in Dining area, Primary Bedroom Suite with two custom Bathroom design options providing both luxury and tranquility. Enjoy the beauty of New England’s four seasons with the unique Outdoor Lifestyles Fortress See Through gas indoor/outdoor fireplace connecting your Family room to the 20x14 Deck! Anderson black finished windows with transoms at rear elevations. This home offers living at its finest with 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths on the main level and a lower level ready for your ideas! An ideal space for a home Gym or Media/Game room, home office, or another bedroom! Heron Pond Road borders the 29 Acre Heron Pond Reserve with scenic hiking trails and access to Heron Pond, a perfect blend of life and nature! Don’t miss this opportunity to create your Own Dream Home!
Showings Begin May 20th. Every inch of this gracious in-town country estate is magnificent. A blend of formal entertaining and cozy private haven that is casual and comfortable. Completely renovated to the nth degree and styled with symmetry, proportion, and functionality. Bold details, flawless moldings and cornices. Light pours into the expansive open kitchen/family room from the floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. The modern master suite with its own private balcony shares the sprawling second floor with 4 grand bedrooms and a highly efficient laundry room, complete with two washers & dryers. On the third floor, accessible via elevator, you will find an open recreation area, full bath, and 2 guest bedrooms. The contemporary heated saltwater pool stretches out next to an extraordinary outdoor covered gourmet kitchen, equipped with a Mugnaini wood-fired pizza oven. An outdoor half bath and shower are located poolside for convenience. Also sharing the patio are custom raised garden beds with a watering system to maintain thriving plants, as well as a garden shed. The large 3-story barn offers endless possibilities. Incredible in-town location, just a short walk or ride to the happenings of downtown Essex. Essex is the epitome of iconic classic New England - stone walls, pristine storybook antique homes, boutique shopping, restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisines, boating, hiking trails, art galleries, and historic home museums that display the town’s heritage.
Charming Essex Village Colonial! Ideally located only minutes to Main Street and the Connecticut River. This is not your typical four bedroom colonial! The living room has a beautiful classic fireplace, cathedral ceiling, balcony, hardwood floors and doors to the deck. A conveniently located wetbar with skylight leads to the gorgeous formal dining room with cathedral ceiling, Palladian window, wideboard floors and French doors to the deck. The primary bedroom is located on the first floor with a wall of built-ins, walk-in closet and bath. The additional three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The spacious deck is ideal for entertaining or just relaxing. A lovely level backyard has raised beds for your gardens, an outbuilding for storage and a brook (narrow area of the Falls River) at the back of the yard. Life is great in this quiet neighborhood. Located half way between Boston and New York you have easy access to all major highways. Main Street Essex is only a stroll away and offers a park, upscale shops, restaurants, Yacht Clubs and the beautiful Connecticut River. Come live in Essex and enjoy the best the Connecticut River Valley has to offer!
Be prepared to be surprised by the contemporary flair behind the classic colonial facade of this well-maintained home set on a private manicured 1.51-acre lot. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood minutes from Essex village and all it has to offer, there is room for the family, guests, and an aupair or caretaker. Options here for either a first-floor or second-floor primary suite. The walk-out lower level includes a 650-square-foot apartment with one bedroom, a family room with a fireplace, a kitchenette, and a full bath. The soaring two-story vaulted ceiling and fireplace in the family room with wrap-around deck access is a joy to behold. This room perfectly complements the formal dining room and living room with a fireplace and wet bar (also open to the family room). One of the favorite spots in this house is the large second-level screened porch perched above the landscaped grounds. The spacious eat-in kitchen has a vaulted beadboard ceiling in addition to french doors leading to a serene bluestone terrace. Amenities include a four-bay garage, workshop, multiple office options, new furnace, and air conditioning systems, a long private driveway, ample parking, and glimpses of the CT River. Ample storage throughout. If quiet, privacy, and elbow room are on your wish list, wish no longer. Your next home has arrived and awaits your personal touches! Set mid-way between Boston and NYC, discover in Essex an epic lifestyle in a league of its own.
This remarkable Essex country estate is sited on a quiet lane in close proximity to the Village and on a cul-de-sac with deeded access to Middle Cove. Approaching the residence down a long, curved driveway surrounded by sweeping lawns, you are introduced to the almost two acre parcel of beautifully landscaped property interspersed with specimen plantings, mature gardens and shade trees, as well as a Har-Tru tennis court and a stunning, three bay Carriage Barn, with potential living space above. The architecturally distinctive home with its unique silo, is surrounded by pea stone terraces that welcome outdoor entertaining and relaxing. The interior features the heart of the house...a stunning Chef's kitchen, with polished concrete flooring always warm underfoot with radiant heat, is highlighted by a cozy and relaxing retreat tucked into the dramatic silo, and doors leading out to the terraces, The ship lap clad family room with wet bar is perfect for casual entertaining, and an additional smaller family room is available for quiet family gatherings. The fabulous living room is perfect for both formal and informal events with French doors leading to an additional stone terrace. On the second level is the dramatic primary suite with its own study, dressing room and luxurious bath - an intimate escape from the world. An additional four bedrooms, including a main floor suite, and three baths provide extensive room for all your family and guests. Simply beyond words!
ESSEX CHARMING! Enjoy all that Essex Village has to offer from your charming in town 2- bedroom condo. Formally a ship captain’s residence, the Jesse Braddock house retains much of its historic charm. Just 2 blocks from Main Street restaurants, shops and the Connecticut River… this is the best value in Essex village. One of the few condo’s in the building to enjoy its’ very own outdoor space… this unit has a rooftop deck with CT River views! Make this a great weekend retreat or a year-round home. HOA’s include partial heat, property maintenance, trash removal, insurance and water. Improvements include new carpet, paint, bathroom upgrades and custom built-ins in the kitchen. Fall in love with Essex and come see why it’s been named one of the Best Small Towns in America! The Condo Association has a strict NO PET policy. Laundry and additional 8 X 10 storage space are in the basement. 2 Parking spots. Unit is selling “AS IS” with inspections for informational purposes only.
Welcome to “Harborview”. Prominently set on almost an acre, this often admired home with sweeping views of Essex Village, Lyme Hills and the CT River offers the perfect blend of traditional features with modern home design. Rich in architectural detail, elegant well-proportioned rooms blend beautifully with the natural surroundings and are ideal for entertaining. A warm and welcoming entrance makes a great first impression and leads to the formal living room with fireplace and gracious dining room offering extraordinary river views. The updated Chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, stone countertops, stainless appliances & casual dining area opens to a spacious blue stone terrace overlooking park-like grounds. The coastal inspired guest room and bath considers every detail for guests to enjoy in their home away from home & is adjacent to a private study which may also serve as an additional bedroom. The well-appointed primary suite with beautifully remodeled bath offers buyers desirable one floor living. The family room with custom bookshelves is centered around the fireplace and leads to a private stone patio; a separate in-home office and an impressive workshop area complete the lower level. With no detail overlooked or expense spared, this recently remodeled home will combine a unique investment with a wonderful way of life for years to come. Schedule a showing today and enjoy all Essex has to offer including unique shops, restaurants, yacht clubs, marinas & so much more.
Sited on an exquisitely landscaped 1.5 acre parcel in the Village of Essex, this Circa 1853 residence exudes elegance throughout and has been carefully renovated, focusing on the integrity of the original structure while incorporating all modern amenities for carefree living. Professionally landscaped featuring a lawn sweeping down to a picturesque pond with stone bulkhead, and a stunning Gunite pool set immediately off the sunroom of the house, a blue stone terrace encompasses the entire West façade, creating an ideal space for outdoor living and entertaining…and included with the property is a significant deeded 25 foot right of way leading to idyllic Middle Cove. The interior of the residence features a fabulous living room with fireplace and French doors opening to the exterior terrace, a formal dining room, and an incredible Chef’s kitchen with island seating as well as a cozy banquette for casual dining. The primary suite is secluded in its own wing from the other two bedrooms, each with ensuite bath, and was designed with a unique vaulted ceiling and French doors that lead to an intimate balcony overlooking the custom gardens. Architectural plans are available and permitting complete for the construction of a separate guest house on the opposite side of the pond, if you require a multi-generational Village estate! Simply stunning!
The Rebirth of this iconic historical landmark home, built in 1780 by Captain Uriah Hayden and noted for its widow's walk, has been upgraded without compromise from top to bottom. Attention to detail has been thoughtfully made throughout to bring this beautiful home up to the highest living standards of today. The newly configured kitchen is a chef's delight, including a 42'' Wolf range with 6 burners. The 10x4 sit down Center Island, topped with quartz, is perfect for informal gatherings. Custom walnut cabinets are plentiful and the easily maintained new basalt tiled floor has radiant heating. Adjacent is the bright formal dining room with a fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the flower gardens. The elegant living room's focal point is an intricately carved fireplace flanked by custom built-ins and a mirrored wet bar. Glass pane doors access the 24 ft. long sunroom which leads out to the spacious blue stone patio with a dramatic fireplace, making it an ideal three season entertaining area. A walkway leads to the heated the gunite swimming pool. The second level primary suite with a sitting area overlooking the gardens has been remodeled with extensive built-ins, and a new gorgeous bathroom. Three bedrooms and a 23x21 family room complete the second floor. A two story barn and an attached three car garage perfects this exceptional property only a few minutes’ walk to the center of Essex Village.
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Welcome to the Hezekiah Pratt Homestead, circa 1733, one of the oldest documented homes in Essex, sited perfectly on an expansive parcel of land on the West side of the much sought after River Road area, with seasonal water views of the Connecticut River and in close proximity to the Village of Essex. Lovely stone walls and traditional fencing surround this residence with beautifully landscaped gardens and mature specimen trees offer space to gather with family and friends. This home’s interior pays tribute to its history while giving a nod to modern amenities. A new addition includes a two bay attached garage, lovely remodeled kitchen with separate pantry and a convenient powder room. The first level also incorporates a beautiful living room with fireplace, a cozy den also with fireplace, and a primary bedroom with ensuite bath and warming fireplace. On the charming second level a “good morning” staircase separates two bedrooms and a large family room, all with original wide board flooring. This is a rare opportunity to become the newest steward of a stunning residence with incredible historical significance.
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An Ivoryton Gem! This meticulously restored and updated 1890 colonial is a must-see! The property has it all; offering the 3-bedroom main house with a detached 3-car garage and boat garage with a 1-bedroom accessory apartment on the upper floors! Entering the main house you are welcomed into a sprawling top-of-the-line kitchen, which was an addition to the property in 2001. The warm inviting space is sure to be the favored gathering place of the home; with ample natural light, warm tones, and radiant heated tile floors. The stand-out feature of this room though is the Tulikivi Soapstone Fireplace/Oven! With its dual use you can enjoy it as a fireplace, for cooking, or both! This could bring pizza night to a whole new level! The dining room, living room and sitting room with gas fireplace offer plenty of space for entertaining and feature hardwoods floors throughout. The first floor is completed by the most recent addition to the property, the sunroom. The sunroom is the perfect spot to sit and relax, enjoy good book or watch the birds. On the second level you find two bedrooms, a full bath and the primary bedroom suite. The primary bedroom suite is open, airy and tranquil with features including a private balcony and a generously sized walk-in closet. The ensuite bathroom of the suite also features radiant heated travertine tile floors, steam shower and whirlpool tub. The third floor would the perfect location for your home office or media room. See below for more...
Magnificent! Majestic! 14 Rackett Lane is an Essex Village Masterpiece! Located on a quiet Lane this stunning property has a 25' waterfront access and Amazing unobstructed deeded views of South Cove on the Connecticut River. Spectacular Architectural molding is found throughout the home! The Elegant Foyer leads to a Fabulous Formal Living Room with Soaring Coffered Ceiling, Beautiful Fireplace & Custom Wet Bar. A Stunning Library has Walnut bookcases & floors, coffered ceiling, & black granite fireplace. A perfect place for your office or just relaxing. A Formal Dining Room has floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors & coffered ceiling. The Butler's Pantry is conveniently located between the Dining room & Kitchen A Chef's Kitchen has a gorgeous marble island, 6 burner Wolff range, custom tile backsplash, pizza oven, Subzero and Dining Area. A bright beautiful sunroom overlooks the travertine patio, stonewall, gardens and Hartley English Greenhouse. The amazing Primary Bedroom Suite is on the second floor with views of Cove, beautiful fireplace, spacious sitting room with FP and huge walk-in closet. Also on this level is a laundry room & pretty BR with ensuite bath. The third level has a sitting room, two additional BRs & bath. The lovely lower level has a wine cellar, gym with steam shower, media room, family room, office , BR & bath. A wonderful apartment is located over the three car garage. Outstanding property in the famous Connecticut River Valley Village of Essex!
"Watched the sun come up this morning. Red orb rising in front of the house, then bursting into light and warmth across the water". Take a comfortable seat at the screened porch or adjacent stone patio and congratulate yourself on making that view yours! An aura of casual elegance permeates this singular waterfront Essex property, both inside and out. A long drive leads to an understated yet stately 5,282 SF c.1938 Cape reimagined, expanded and remodeled in 2011. The interior architectural details are both quiet and attention-grabbing at once. Dark oak floors are a counterpoint for handsome millwork, built-ins, bookcases, French doors, and fireplaces. The kitchen does not disappoint. A Thermador cooktop and stainless appliances anchor custom cabinetry, marble countertops, and abundant storage space. In 2021 an exquisite, sunny 700 SF office/studio space was added as a separate wing accessed via a private staircase. Recent exterior improvements include a new bulkhead along North Cove and new decking on the deep water dock. An artful floor plan affords a seamless balance of open and intimate spaces for ultimate functionality and luxury. Ever-changing panoramic views of the gracious grounds, North Cove, the CT River, hills of Lyme, and a parade of waterfowl, eagles, and osprey are framed by windows at every turn. The sense of stillness and calm at this property is soothing and inspiring. Live inspired!
Rarely available New Construction home sitting on South Cove. With over 6700 sf of living space this home will meet all your needs. Gorgeous views with floor to ceiling windows overlooking your massive bluestone patio, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, firepit, pergola and private dock for your boat and jet skis. As you enter thru front gates and your tree lined driveway your eyes are drawn to the architectural gem of a home with the water as its backdrop. Once inside the front door you will immediately notice the craftsmanship and details that went into this property. This home was built to entertain with the open floor plan and 10 ft ceilings. The front to back eat in kitchen has a 10ft center island and seating for 6 and a wall of windows overlooking the cove. The subzero, wolf oven range, walloven and butler's pantry can accommodate any size gathering. First floor primary suite is your private oasis with gas fireplace, double sinks, nickel gap walls, walk in closet, large glass enclosed shower with rain feature and a soaking tub. The Kitchen, Family and Sunroom (cathedral ceilings) all come together to create a great space. There is another primary bedroom located on second floor. You must see the Wine cellar that can store 700+ bottles along with the tasting room. Other features include a Theater, Billiards,Game Room, Gym and a Bar. Three car garage with tile floor, heat/ac and the option of installing a lift for the car enthusiast. See attachment for all features.
Once known as "the Last Substantial CT River View Land Parcel in Essex", it's now home to a gorgeous, custom craftsman ranch which features absolutely stunning southerly river views as well as 15+ acres of extreme privacy just 1 mile from Essex Village Center! Impeccable architectural thought & design are truly the descriptors for this modern, open & airy residence that allows one to feel the ambient light & view the river from almost every indoor & outdoor living space! Upon entering the property domain through a gated entry, you can only imagine what's ahead. Then high above the river, the oasis appears. You are now surrounded by the expansive L-shaped ranch with stone exterior facade & brilliant Palladian windows. Not to be outdone, the interior just flows with gleaming oak hardwood, vaulted ceilings galore & windows, yes indescribable banks of windows throughout that look out over an expansive & very useful wrap-around ground level deck which is accessed from every main level room & includes a hot tub, awnings, arbors & seating areas. Beyond the decks you're embraced by the nicely manicured grounds with gazebo. What the eye truly gravitates to is the view of the CT River & how it is in such frame & focus as you move inside & outside the home! Amazing accoutrements which exist in harmony with the views include the gourmet kitchen, attached family room, living room & master bedroom suite with attached office annexed by an English Garden with courtyard. Seeing is believing!
32 West Ave, Essex, CT - Essex Village, Stunning masterpiece of tranquility in this stylish, country home with 2 Large living rooms with fireplaces, 2 Bedrooms and 2 baths. Every facet of this unique home is laden with character from the hand hewn beams to the horse converted stable. Lovingly remodeled while keeping the charm of the barn. Multiple ceiling heights accent the exposed beams. Windows abound to invite nature in. Wood floors and many other features at every turn. Perfect for entertaining, the main living area flows between the great room, dining area, living room and kitchen. The living room is cozy with a native stone fireplace and views of the patio. Ancient trees and shrubs planted by master Gardner a generation ago that could not be replicated today at any price. Walk to the adjacent Essex Land Trust preserve. Expansion possibilities with a poured foundation waiting to be finished. Prime house and location...a quintessential New England country home! Highly desirable location within walking distance to the Griswold Inn, The Black Seal, Safe Harbor Marinas and Yacht Clubs. Library, Eateries, cafes and uniques shops all a stoll from your home. Easy commute to Hartford, or New York with 10 minute ride to Amtrak and Shoreline Metro North Commuter Trains.