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12 Racketts LaneEssex, CT 06426

Single Family · 3 Beds · 3 Full Baths · 1 Partial Bath · 3,637 Sq. ft. | 1.46 Acres

$1,790,000 Active


Time on Site:
267 days

Sited on an exquisitely landscaped 1.5 acre parcel in the Village of Essex, this Circa 1853 residence exudes elegance throughout and has been carefully renovated, focusing on the integrity of the original structure while incorporating all modern amenities for carefree living. Professionally landscaped featuring a lawn sweeping down to a picturesque pond with stone bulkhead, and a stunning Gunite pool set immediately off the sunroom of the house, a blue stone terrace encompasses the entire West fa?ade, creating an ideal space for outdoor living and entertaining'¦and included with the property is a significant deeded 25 foot right of way leading to idyllic Middle Cove. The interior of the residence features a fabulous living room with fireplace and French doors opening to the exterior terrace, a formal dining room, and an incredible Chef's kitchen with island seating as well as a cozy banquette for casual dining. The primary suite is secluded in its own wing from the other two bedrooms, each with ensuite bath, and was designed with a unique vaulted ceiling and French doors that lead to an intimate balcony overlooking the custom gardens. Architectural plans are available and permitting complete for the construction of a separate guest house on the opposite side of the pond, if you require a multi-generational Village estate! Simply stunning!

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Facts & Features

  • Type Single Family
  • Sq. ft. 3,637
  • Price/Sq.ft. $492
  • Lot 1.46 Acres


  • Association: No
School Information
  • Elementary School: Essex
  • Middle Or Junior School: Winthrop
  • High School: Valley
  • Intermediate School: Per Board of Ed
Listing Information
  • Bank Owned Property: No
  • Listing Type Description: Full Service
  • Potential Short Sale: No
Building Information
  • Home Warranty: No
  • Year Built: 1853
  • County Or Parish: Middlesex
  • Neighborhood: Essex Village
Building Exterior/Construction
  • New Construction Type: No/Resale
  • Community Features: Golf Course, Health Club, Library, Medical Facilities, Private Rec Facilities, Public Rec Facilities, Shopping/Mall, Tennis Courts
Tax Information
  • Tax Annual Amount: $15,151.00
General Information
  • Flood Zone: No
  • Parcel Number: 987518
  • Property Type: Single Family For Sale
  • Zoning: Residential


Parking Information
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Bathrooms Full: 3
  • Bathrooms Half: 1
  • Bathrooms Total: 4
  • Bedrooms Total: 3
Building Exterior/Construction
  • Construction Description: Frame
Building Interior
  • Attic Description: Pull-Down Stairs, Storage Space
  • Attic: Yes
  • Energy Features: Programmable Thermostat, Storm Doors, Thermopane Windows
  • Fuel Tank Location: Above Ground
  • Heat Fuel Type: Oil, Propane
  • Hot Water Description: Domestic, Oil
  • In Law Apartment: No
  • Laundry Room Info: Main Level
  • Laundry Room Location: Main Floor Laundry Room
  • Rooms Additional: Foyer, Laundry Room
  • Rooms Total: 8
General Information
  • Appliances: Gas Range, Microwave, Range Hood, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer
  • Basement: Partial, Unfinished, Concrete Floor, Interior Access
  • Cooling: Central Air
  • Fireplaces Total: 2
  • Foundation Details: Stone
  • Heating: Baseboard, Hot Air, Radiant
  • Interior Features: Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired, Open Floor Plan, Security System
  • Living Area: 3637


Building Information
  • Driveway Type: Private, Crushed Stone
Parking Information
  • Parking Features: Attached Garage, Off Street Parking
  • Parking Total: 4
Lot Information
  • Lot Features: On Cul-De-Sac, Some Wetlands, Corner Lot, Fence - Full, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
  • Lot Size Acres: 1.46
  • Lot Size Source: Public Records
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Waterfront Features: Access, River, View, Walk to Water
  • Waterfront: No
Building Exterior/Construction
  • Architectural Style: Colonial, Antique
  • Color: Gray
  • Construction Materials: Clapboard
  • Roof: Asphalt Shingle
General Information
  • Exterior Features: Balcony, French Doors, Garden Area, Gazebo, Porch-Enclosed, Stone Wall, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler, Underground Utilities
  • Pool Features: In Ground Pool, Heated, Gunite
  • Pool Private: Yes
  • Sewer: Septic

Monthly Cost

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Date Event Value Agent
11/13/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$1,790,000 -2.7%
10/19/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$1,840,000 -2.6%
9/11/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$1,890,000 -4.3%
6/26/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$1,975,000 -12.2%