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Historic George Starkey Homestead Circa 1842

The Historic George Starkey Homestead Circa 1842 can be yours! This impeccable historic home is located in the quintessential CT River Valley Town of Essex.Seasonal Waterview! The Starkey were one of Essex's famous boat-building families. The property remained in the Starkey family until 1908 when it sold to the Pfanders who opened a very popular Bakery. They were renowned across the state. The first female governor of CT Ella Grasso frequently stopped here. The 2nd kitchen and original brick oven are located on the lower level. The present owners have made wonderful improvements while respecting the beautiful & historic architecture of the home. Two original front parlors with fireplaces remain, currently used as the LR. & a formal DR. A full bath and laundry room were recently added. A stunning kitchen renovation including Viking gas cooktop and an island that seats 5 is conveniently located adjacent to a multi-level deck. This outdoor area is perfect for entertaining and includes a built-in gas grill and hottub. On the 2nd floor of the home you will find a lovely MBR with walkin closet, full bath and deck. Two other BRs, one with fp and an office/BR complete this level. The owners added a 3 bay Country Carpenter Barn/garage with full second floor (2016),another shop sits behind the barn. In addition a garage & a greenhouse are located on this beautifully landscaped 1.5Ac. Sidewalks allow you to stroll into Town and the CT River. You will love living in Essex!

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Kathy Schellens

Kathy Schellens