Beautifully sited on an acre and set well back from the road in downtown Essex sits this one-of-a-kind property with endless opportunities to live, work, and play. Featuring a 4+ bedroom home, detached heated cottage, and heated two-story barn, this property offers flexibility and unique potential. Rich in character with original posts, reclaimed wood floors, and unique architectural details such as cedar trees for posts, Tiger Maple countertops, and reclaimed cabinets and floors. Upstairs, you will find 4+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, office, laundry, and bonus rooms. Outdoor spaces with a European feel surround the home, including private sanctuary spaces, dining areas, firepit, rock divisions, flowering gardens and mature trees, and chicken coop. This property was the creation of talented artists and has been lovingly re-imagined, refreshed and renovated by its current owners. Cottage currently used as an artist studio has provided great rental income.