How rare to find a Talega home upgraded to today’s design standards AND situated on a 9000+ square foot lot with a resort-style pool backyard! A prime location on a single-loaded culdesac near the main Talega pools & event spaces. Walk into an impressive entrance with a grand staircase & views direct to the sunny backyard. A formal office with white built-in shelving & ensuite full bathroom sets the tone for the gorgeous upgrades throughout including the hardwood flooring on both levels & stairs. The open layout includes a fabulous entertaining space newly upgraded with bi-fold doors. The kitchen has been fully redone with on-trend quartz countertops, soft-close drawers & custom storage additions; you’ll also find a home management space & pantry. A second set of dramatic bi-fold doors opens the family room to the covered outdoor dining area & outdoor fireplace. Among the tasteful hardscape is open green space framed by mature tropical landscaping. A swim-up bar, Viking BBQ grill, outdoor fridge & hot tub elevate this pool home from standard to resort-quality. Upstairs an ocean-view master suite & custom built closet; three secondary bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a large bonus room. Downstairs an additional 5th bedroom with closet could convert to an in-law suite. Owned Solar Panels! 2 whole-house fans! Epoxy-floored 3-car garage & long driveway. Lower Mello Roos taxes, but enjoy all amenities of the desirable Talega community. Minutes to the beach & downtown San Clemente.