This classic beauty, set upon a 13,000-square-foot property, is nothing short of grand. From the moment you walk on the high-end Teka engineered wood flooring there is an elevated feeling in this home. Five bedrooms; six bathrooms; private office; dining room; formal sitting room with 240-gallon saltwater aquarium; upstairs loft…and just wait until you see the backyard. Massive panoramic doors along the back of home allow California sunshine to pour in. Recently designed, the backyard retreat includes salt water, pebbletec pool with mosaic tiling, baja shelf, spa, 2 fire features, waterfall; an entertaining bar includes Perlick double beer tap, Twin Eagle grill, Perlick refrigerator, ice maker, ample seating for 8, outdoor TV, fan, plus adjacent covered dining area. A cozy conversation nook begs for sunset book-reading with an outdoor Sonos system, heaters & easy access to the main living room. Inside the modernized family room boasts updated quartzite hearth stone, hand-crafted mantle & chic lighting. The warm wood touches throughout provide a cohesive, classic feel. An updated kitchen with touch faucets, double oven, quartzite island countertop, butler pantry & walk-in pantry is designed for a savvy chef. Watch the sunrise over the canyon from the kitchen window; utilize abundant storage. French doors surround the formal dining room; one side opening to a French Country style courtyard, recently updated with stone, sleek fireplace & custom fountain. Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wall covering in the powder room; Circa lighting throughout. Hunter Douglas silk pirouette blinds. The downstairs ensuite bedroom, currently a gym, shows off exquisite design with Panoramic doors, Roman Clay Portola Plaster walls, Becki Owens lighting & soothing bath tile. Upstairs, a regal owners’ suite with quartz-wrapped gas fireplace, coffee nook, oversized bath, custom California closets, & 2 view balconies. Two charming en-suite kids bedrooms. A useful en-suite guest room. A bright upstairs loft with balcony. This—one of the largest floor plans in Talega—allows for all family & work from home needs. Convenient downstairs laundry room. A split 3-car epoxy floor garage with ample storage, Porte cochere & fresh exterior paint complete the sophisticated tone. Owned solar panels, water softener system, kitchen reverse osmosis. Located in the desirable Talega neighborhood near HOA pools & parks. Enjoy the San Clemente beach lifestyle & award-winning schools! Welcome home!