Imagine a thirty-second commute to your office. Add a pool to relax in after work (or in-between calls), mix in a thirty second stroll out your front door to the head of Main Street in vibrant, otherworldly, Nantucket-on-the-mainland storybook Essex village. Youre not dreaming, its all here, on a private Shangri-la-like site tucked one street away from the hustle and bustle of shops, restaurants, marinas, yacht clubs, c.1776 Griswold Inn, and the CT River Museum. All you need, wrapped up in one delightful package of c.1908 heritage and top-of-the-line updates and amenities. Designed for simple but elegant living, the far from cookie-cutter floor plan is not one size fits all. The eat-in chefs kitchen, with its soapstone counters and stainless appliances is located one short staircase below the main level. The kitchen overlooks an oasis-like backyard easily accessible through sliders to a spacious deck. Just across the deck lies your detached office. The pool beckons just beyond. The main level offers a multi-purpose floor plan that includes an enclosed porch, a family room with built-ins and a fireplace, a full bath, and an adjacent bedroom/office. The entire second floor comprises a haven-like primary suite with ample storage space, a luxe primary bath w/ dual sinks, and a balcony affording expansive tree-tops views with hints of water just beyond. Hard to imagine from here, but all that makes Essex so special is moments away. Imagine. Be a dreamer. Live the dream!