Private 1.65 acre village living with massive unobstructed water views, direct North Cove waterfront access and updated throughout to perfection; this is a home you absolutely must see to experience just how wonderful it is. Built in 1737 the Dr. Samuel Eliot House documented in Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) was home to a founder of Yale University, Childress '“ the illustrator of 'Dick & Jane' a Wyeth and many sea captains have owned this home. Four of the five bedrooms including a Master bedroom on the first floor has en-suite bath and working fireplaces. The second Master bedroom has a roomy deck to lounge on to enjoy your morning coffee listening to the sounds of the water and to watch sailboats go by. This home has all its original fine woodwork detail, dental moulding, wide plank wood floors, and wall colors that bring warmth and charm to every room. The many updates in this seaside home reflect modern desires, while the architectural integrity features prominently. The most astute buyer will revel in all the features this home offers: a distinct town home with water access for swimming, and kayaking (dock possible); near to town for the restaurants and shopping, and with an Amtrak stop just a mile away for easy trips to Boston and New York. Historic, waterfront, updated and refreshed, walk, stroll, or bicycle to wonderful boutiques, restaurants, a butcher shop and even the hardware store. Triple sliders off the kitchen bring you out to bountiful gardens complimenting the outdoor living space. Garden to table is a premium in your 30x19 chef's kitchen equipped with magnificent Wolfe double ovens, granite counter tops and finely crafted cabinetry.