In case anyone was planning a welcome home party for the former Stamford mayor, be aware: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and first lady Cathy Malloy won’t be returning to The City that Works.

With six months until they leave the governor’s mansion in Hartford, the Malloys have placed an offer on a house in Essex, said Kelly Donnelly, a spokesman for Malloy.

The 4-bedroom colonial sits on an acre of land and comes with private access to the Connecticut River. It is listed by William Pitt Sotheby’s Realty for $595,000, and went on the market in March for $648,000.

The Malloy’s lived in Stamford before they made the move to the Connecticut Governor’s Residence at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford in 2011. They maintained their residence in the Shippan neighborhood of Stamford for the first part of his term while the Hartford mansion was renovated.

The couple sold their Stamford home for $1.3 million in 2014, public records show.

Their new home in Essex will be a vast change from the 15,000-square-foot, 19-room governor’s manse, which was built in 1909 and sits on a six-acre, fenced-in compound.