Rarely offered and very special, this captivating waterfront cottage is set on the coveted shores of Green Pond, a pristine lake known for its spring-fed waters and serene ambiance. The stone outcroppings, retaining walls, steps and patios surrounding the house lend both privacy and charm to this acre-and-a half lakeside gem. Offering an airy, open floor plan, the 1,406 sq. ft. Contemporary - rebuilt in the 80's - is laid out across two levels, connected by an atrium-like spiral staircase. The main level features a living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath, all surrounded by a wraparound deck that is perfect for entertaining or enjoying nature's beauty. The lower level hosts the primary bedroom with a full bath, a den and a third full bath. Both levels offer expansive water views, capturing the tranquil essence of this 30-acre lake. A private dock, accessed via a gentle winding path while passing a custom gazebo wired for electricity awaits at the waters edge. Swimming conditions here are ideal as Green Pond is widely regarded as one of the cleanest natural waters in CT. While motorized craft are prohibited on Green Pond, residents of this gated community, Candlewood Lake Estates, also enjoy access to two beaches on Candlewood Lake, where breathtaking sunsets and all kinds of recreational boating activities await. Well maintained and cherished, but being offered as is, this is a unique opportunity to own a slice of paradise less than 90 minutes from NYC.