Bright and open, this impressively sized and thoughtfully upgraded townhome at Carmel at Talega in San Clemente is turnkey and ready to enrich your life. A double-height ceiling towers over the entry and formal dining room, creating a dramatic introduction and setting the stage for a preferred living environment that is complemented by custom wood, tile and carpet flooring throughout, crown molding and wainscoting, designer paint, plantation shutters and art niches. Three bedrooms and three baths are comfortably accommodated in approximately 2,358 square feet and include a main-level den with extensive built-in cabinetry and a Murphy bed for guests. A custom entertainment center with surround sound is featured in the fireplace-warmed family room, and a large kitchen hosts white cabinetry, granite countertops, a nook and walk-in pantry with frosted glass door. Ascend a multi-tiered staircase with built-in art ledges to a second level that overlooks the entry and reveals a secondary master suite with covered balcony, and a main master suite with dual sinks, a soaking tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet with newer storage systems. A new water heater is featured; modern PEX plumbing is installed throughout; an attached two-car garage includes cabinetry and a driveway with parking for two; and an expanded electrical package includes wall sconces, staircase lighting and ceiling fans. Low-maintenance grounds showcase a gated front patio and a private backyard with raised deck.