Nestled on a coveted corner homesite near the very top of Talega in San Clemente, this extraordinary residence is among the Alta neighborhood’s very finest. The ultimate Southern California lifestyle is easily enjoyed inside and out, thanks in part to beautifully landscaped grounds that encompass nearly 13,745 square feet, allowing plenty of room for a large pool and spa, a gated entry courtyard with fountain, an event-friendly lawn, fireplace, fire pit, and a long built-in barbecue bar with seating. Views embrace the neighboring hillsides, a park and even a peek at the ocean. Approximately 5,068 square feet, the two-story home ensures comfort for all with an impressive two-story foyer, a majestic wood and wrought-iron staircase, a formal living room with fireplace, and a formal dining room with chandelier and built-in illuminated cabinetry. Opening to the backyard via fold-away glass doors, the breakfast room unites a family room with fireplace, built-in entertainment center, wine cellar and surround sound with a gorgeous, upgraded kitchen. Enjoy white cabinetry, granite countertops, an island, butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry and a top-tier stainless steel KitchenAid appliance package complete with a built-in refrigerator and six-burner cooktop. Five bedrooms and five-and-one-half baths include a main-level ensuite and are joined by a first-floor office and an open loft area at the top of the stairs. Expansively proportioned, the master suite offers a view deck, sitting room, walk-in closet, separate vanities, a soaking tub and separate tiled shower. The home is a showcase of fine living, with wood flooring, upscale carpet, designer paint, plantation shutters, crown molding, a Juliet balcony and a three-car garage on display.