The Homestead Of Capt. Benjamin Pratt Ca.1740
Essex Historic Colonial c. 1740, the Homestead of Capt. Benjamin Pratt, perhaps one of the important persons to live in the Connecticut River Valley prior to 1840. The Front Portico leads into the Parlor room with original fir floors, paneled walls, beams and fireplace OR the Dining room with built in china hutch and fireplace which welcomes gatherings of all sizes. The Kitchen is chef style with Gas cook-top, Stainless appliances, Granite counters, Double sinks, and Pantry, Eat-In section with original built-in hutch. French Doors open to the large brick patio. Living Room has fireplace with original crane and beehive oven, Full Bath with radiant heated floor, glass shower with radiant heat, marble vanity. Reading Room/Office is adjacent to Living Room, paneled walls, wood floor and door to outside front of house. Back Hall off Kitchen has Half Bath with Stairs leading to Bedrooms with fireplaces and a Full Bath with separate tub and shower. Newly Added 800 sq.ft Studio/ Au-pair suite, Wet Bar, Full Bath, fireplace, vaulted wood ceiling, separate HVAC system, separate entrance and is ADA compliant. House has 2 HVAC systems and propane generator, 3 Storage sheds and totally Fenced property. Steps across street is 16- acre Cross Lots preserve with dog friendly walking paths and hiking trails. Walk to the Griswold Inn, Essex Steam Train, Town Library, Shops, Marinas and Restaurants. This is Essex Living at its Best!