Bright, open and elegantly upgraded, this casual yet sophisticated home in San Clemente’s Talega community offers an outstanding location, privacy and beautiful canyon views. First impressions are memorable thanks in part to handsome architecture, mature and manicured landscaping, and professionally designed stacked-stone and brick-paver hardscaping. A water fountain sets the scene for relaxed entertaining in a backyard with two plum trees, two passion-fruit trees, a pomegranate tree, grape vines and raised planter beds. Lasting impressions continue indoors, where a welcoming two-story floorplan spans approximately 2,369 square feet and offers four bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, formal living and dining rooms, and a family room with built-in entertainment center and a corner fireplace with wood mantle, hearth and stacked-stone surround. Adjacent to the family room, a chef-oriented kitchen is full of today’s most desirable appointments, including granite countertops with full backsplash, a large island with bar seating, a dining nook with French doors leading to the backyard, stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances, a large pantry and rich wood cabinetry. The entire interior of the home has been refreshed with fashionable paint, wood flooring enriches the main level, designer carpet and tile are featured upstairs, and plantation shutters, crown molding and wainscoting accentuate select areas. A stately master suite treats homeowners to a luxurious atmosphere complemented by canyon views, a large walk-in closet, sitting area, separate shower, soaking tub, and dual sinks with granite countertops. One bedroom hosts a bay window with built-in seat, and the laundry room is located upstairs for enhanced convenience. A fabulous location places a shopping center with Target store, top-rated schools, and Talega’s array of recreational destinations—including an 18-hole golf course—within minutes of home.