Connecticut Windmill House!
Guaranteed to inspire any artist, writer or flute player who likes to welcome the sunrise, this Dutch replica windmill at the edge of the Connecticut River is for sale.
Located in an historic waterfront town, Essex is one of the few U.S. towns to be attacked by a foreign power. In 1884, 136 British sailors from six British war ships rowed to shore and took over the town, meeting with practically no resistance. What saved the day and the town from being destroyed was that the British Commander, Richard Coote, was impressed by a merchant who met him with the secret Masonic handshake. So instead of burning the town and attacking its citizens, the British looted the shops and returned to the harbor to destroy the newly built American warships in the harbor. To commemorate the event, the city sponsors a parade every May with a fife and drum corp that marches down Main Street to the steamboat dock where Commander Coote landed.
This charming windmill, with wind blades attached, could be the ultimate weekend getaway for weekend boaters or, with added cooking facilities, a full time residence for an artist, writer or couple. Presently advertised with a wet bar, a few alterations could turn it into a functional kitchenette for anyone whose life does not revolve around turning out gourmet meals for a crowd. Built in 1967, the windmill has 840 square feet, three bedrooms and one full bath. There is also a full unfinished basement accessed by a hatch. Every surface, from wood floors to walls and quaint stairwells is in perfect condition making it move-in ready. The main living room opens out to a 360-degree, wrap-around deck with breathtaking water views, where one can watch boats sail by or watch the water hawks nesting. For more information.
Connecticut River windmill cottage in the historic town of Essex, is offered for sale for the first time, is priced at $1.925 million.