During these pandemic times, what is better than escaping a congested city for a truly magnificent estate located on prestigious Squam Lake, aka Golden Pond, in Center Harbor, NH. Enjoy the beautifully maintained privacy of 8.6 acres that boasts woods and natural stone walls, leading down the long driveway to the main dwelling. Around the house are beautiful perennial gardens and natural landscape, plus 300 feet of waterfront, complete with a winding pathway to the natural sandy beach and one-bay boathouse. In addition the property has its own tennis court, and is surrounded by conservation land, offering several easily accessible walking trails. Architecturally traditional but with contemporary features, the house is unique and impressive both inside and out with a lovely screen porch plus a spacious stone terrace for outdoor entertaining. Inside the almost 4000 square feet of living space in the main house are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus vaulted ceiling in the living room with cherry cabinetry, Douglas Fir flooring and soaring brick fireplace. Attached is the 3-bay garage with guest quarters above, including 3 more bedrooms, 1 full bath, plus family room and dining area. This property will appeal to those who love water sports, fishing, hiking, skiing in the White Mountains, or simply enjoying being outdoors. It is an easy 2-hour drive from Boston, offers complete privacy, but also has shopping a quick 10 minutes away. All showings by appointment only.