This well-loved and tended antique colonial in its own garden setting offers a comfortable three-bedroom house with enlarged living room and wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen, sunroom on west side (and central air too), but the real knock-your-socks-off charm is out the door. From early spring to late fall, being on the property is a glorious and private experience. Some have called it “magical.” The house sits high above a dammed lake that is nevertheless easily accessible for kayaking. A designer-owner from the 1970s created two outdoor rooms, one a sunken garden and the other a koi pond with paved surround. Ancient trees offer shaded dining. Peonies, wisteria and other blooms abound. Down the hill and downstream of the dam is a woodland gazebo, for private hours of reading, relaxing, daydreaming, and more. Tucked away also in the middle of leafy privacy is a concrete swimming pool from the 1930s with its own covered porch. Through the stone pillars, down the long (and newly redone) driveway, here is truly a world apart. Six minutes from the Taconic Parkway.