Perched at the top of the coastal hills in Southern California’s exclusive Orange County community of Talega in San Clemente, this stunning residence offers a rare combination of 180-degree panoramic ocean views, extensive privacy, authentically detailed architecture and ideal weather. One of the larger homesites in the Alta collection at 10,628 sq ft, this cul-de-sac location uniquely offers one of the best ocean and valley views in Talega. Guests are greeted by a secure gated courtyard with a fireplace and fountain, giving a tranquil and peaceful setting where your ocean view begins, and privacy is enjoyed. The feeling of total privacy is continued into the backyard, which was carefully designed with several intimate destination points to maximize unobstructed ocean and canyon views. Enjoy the coastal views from a saltwater spool inspired by the Montage Resort that sits adjacent to a romantic fireplace, a covered entertainment patio, another open-air fireplace, a fire pit for entertaining, manicured gardens and a large bar and serving area equipped with a built in BBQ and refrigerator. Approximately 5,356 square feet, this generously sized home is light and open, with numerous sets of French doors and an abundance of windows enhancing indoor and outdoor coastal living. A wrought iron and wood staircase is presented in a grand two-story foyer that leads to a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room with a patio and fountain, and a beautiful wine cellar. Hardwood flooring is showcased throughout both levels, complementing a family room with built-in entertainment center and fireplace, and a chef’s kitchen with island, granite countertops, a breakfast area, butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, a built-in refrigerator, six-burner cooktop with griddle, and two dishwashers. A library loft with built-in bookshelves awaits at the top of the staircase, and the bonus room is ideal for family casual gatherings. Six bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bath designed with marble or stone, include a large main-level suite perfect for guests or in-laws, and a detached casita with an ensuite bath. The primary ocean view suite awaits you with its own private view deck, fireplace, sitting room, oversized custom walk-in closet, soaking tub, dual-head shower, and separate marble vanities. Additional upgrades include audio, security, multi zone HVAC, plantation shutters, crown molding & upgraded millwork, and a garage with extensive built-ins and epoxy floor.