Direct Waterfront! Sweeping views of the Connecticut River and Essex Harbor! Access the River and nearby Long Island Sound from your new private dock. Spectacular Robert Stern inspired shingle style home. The elegant formal Living Room with fireplace overlooks Essex South Cove & the CT River. A formal Dining Room with fireplace invites you to your private courtyard. A stunning first floor cathedral ceiling library has floor to ceiling bookshelves complete with rolling ladder. Gourmet kitchen overlooks South Cove & CT River. Expansive island, built in dining area, Viking appliances & Subzero complete this glorious kitchen! Adjacent is the Mudroom/Butlers Pantry & Lav. First floor MBR & private bath overlooks the River. A second bedroom with panoramic views, full bath, open family room area and loft balcony room overlooking kitchen completes this homes pretty second floor. Ground level rooms have water views and include a third bedroom & bath, a Family/Media Room, w/sink & Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer & a private office. Ground level also includes a Boat Room/Workshop which is heated & has an overhead door. A charming outbuilding with electricity is used as a Chicken Coop. Owner is including floating dock and ramp. Professionally landscaped. Rare opportunity to own one of the most desirable locations on the Connecticut Shoreline& Lower Connecticut Valley. Private waterfront on South Cove, with beautiful ledge outcroppings, stone wall, mature plantings beautiful woods. Superb!