Experience the best of both worlds at this luxurious home in the hills of San Juan Capistrano, where the advantages of living in an established neighborhood are enhanced by an extensive remodel that lends a modern custom ambiance. Surrounded by a massive homesite of approximately 18,815 square feet, the four-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath residence is utterly charming, with a spacious front yard adorned with an arbor, patio, white picket fence and paver-finished walkways. The terraced backyard is perfect for entertaining, complete with a built-in barbecue island with bar seating, a tropical-style palapa, saltwater pebble-finished pool and spa with rock waterslide and Baja shelf, 10 citrus trees and a versatile guest bedroom, or office space, with power. Inside, double doors lead to a formal foyer and a formal living room with fireplace, classic bay window and vaulted ceiling. A chandelier illuminates the formal dining room, and the open family room displays a handsome fireplace. Today’s preferred amenities are showcased in a remodeled kitchen with custom white cabinetry, a breakfast bar and nook, garden window, leathered-granite countertops, a wine-barrel counter, stainless steel appliances and a built-in refrigerator. Comfortably sized at approximately 2,880 square feet, the two-story home is richly detailed with French doors, custom wainscoting and crown molding, custom paint techniques, elegant archways, Venetian plaster, ceiling fans, a central vacuum system, in-ceiling speakers, hand-scraped hickory wood floors, mirrored closet doors, an alkaline water system, powder room with vessel sink, a guest bath with barn door and honed black marble counter, and 35 solar panels that eliminate electricity bills. Park, golf course, hill and valley views are enjoyed from a spacious deck off a sublime master suite that features an expanded custom walk-in closet, a walk-in shower and sit-down vanity. The neighborhood’s country-style atmosphere belies a convenient location just minutes to schools, a golf course, and The Shops at Mission Viejo.