Located on a picturesque lane in the historic village of Essex, this Middle Cove waterfront home originally served as a spare barn where masts for merchant ships were crafted during the 1800's. Today the property has been totally transformed by a meticulous renovation and expansion to 3,596 square feet of comfortable living space. Panoramic views of the Cove out to the CT River are enjoyed from all the rooms, expansive decks and balconies. On the Main Level, the home enjoys an open airy floor plan highlighted by the rich patina of antique floors, intricate moldings and paneling, and banks of windows and French doors that bathe the rooms in natural light. A chef's kitchen with banquette eating and separate wet bar overlooks the expansive living and dining room creating a casual yet sophisticated place for entertaining. A guest bedroom en-suite is ideal for anyone needing first floor living. The Upper Level features a luxurious master suite with private balcony overlooking the water, a lofted sitting room/study and designer bath. There is a second guest bedroom en-suite. The family room, fourth bedroom with full bath and office are on the Lower walk out level, as well as a climate controlled wine cellar, laundry room and workroom. Enjoy mooring your boat at your private dock and savour the ever changing panorama of this beautiful cove and CT River. Steps from the restaurants, shops, yacht clubs and services of one of America's best small towns, this property will delight all.