Welcoming dramatic ocean, Catalina Island, valley, mountain, sunset and city light views, this luxurious home near the top of Talega in San Clemente is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac on a single-loaded street. Offering 5 bedrooms and 6 baths in approximately 5,136 square feet, the grand residence presents a gated entry courtyard with bubbling fountains and access to a detached casita. A graceful staircase with wrought-iron railing makes an impressive first impression in the foyer, which leads to a sitting room, wine room, formal living room with fireplace and a formal dining room with access to a side patio. The spacious great room, nook and remodeled kitchen area reveals a fireplace, built-in cabinetry, butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, island, quartz countertops, Carrara marble backsplash, white cabinets, and Thermador stainless steel appliances including a built-in refrigerator, 6-burner cooktop with griddle, and a warming drawer. Featuring state-of-the-art solar power, the custom-caliber home includes solid core interior doors marble-look quartz countertops in secondary baths, solid-core interior doors, plantation shutters and Hunter Douglas sheer shades, whole-house Halo 5 multi-stage water filtration, Berber carpet and hardwood floors, numerous French doors, 12" base and large crown moldings, stained-glass windows in select locations, romantic archways, and a Juliet balcony in the third bedroom. A library loft with built-in bookshelves awaits at the top of the staircase, and a magnificent master suite is distinguished by a view deck, retreat, enormous walk-in closet, Crema Marfil marble countertops and surrounds, a jetted tub and separate dual-head shower with built-in seat and travertine tile. Soak up the sun and views in a large backyard with covered flagstone patio, fireplace with TV, raised vegetable garden, a trio of burbling fountains and a BBQ island with travertine bar. A 3-car garage opens to a long driveway with parking for 6. Access to hiking trails is right across the street, and Talega’s golf course, pools, tennis courts, shopping centers and highly ranked schools are minutes away.