Settled beyond the private entrance of Careyes—one of only a few gated enclaves at Talega in San Clemente—this stunning custom-caliber residence is embellished with spectacular golf course, hill, city-light and ocean views from its end-of-cul-de-sac location next to an intimate park. Stroll a long brick-finished driveway to a gate that leads to the home’s entrance and its resort-style wraparound yard. Approximately 4,689 square feet, the two-story residence features five ensuite bedrooms and five-and-one-half baths, including a main-level guest suite and a detached casita. Rich wood ceilings and floors combine with soft arches to complement the design with authentic Spanish style. A bank of French doors opens to the backyard’s loggia and floods the interior with natural lighting that illuminates an elegant living room, and a formal dining room with wine cellar. In one vast seamless space, a family room with white wood ceiling and a fireplace flows to a spacious breakfast room that introduces a grand kitchen with butler’s pantry, granite countertops, an island, walk-in pantry, gorgeous wood cabinetry, and high-end stainless steel appliances including a six-burner range, built-in refrigerator, and a new microwave and dishwasher. Highlights include designer carpet, plantation shutters, a new water heater, two new Lennox AC units, built-ins, two Juliet balconies, and a large laundry room with space for hobbies. Relax in a master suite that reveals an entry, sitting area, fireplace, oversized walk-in closet with furniture-quality built-ins, a soaking tub, separate shower, a sit-down vanity and a romantic view deck. Almost 10,454 square feet, private grounds are generously appointed with a saltwater pool and spa, a pavilion with new BBQ and refrigerator, a fireplace, fire pit and a covered patio.