Prominently positioned high above on a serene canyon within southwest San Clemente’s premiere neighborhood, Riviera District, this ocean-view compound is truly next level. Newly built on 20 caissons in 2009, this structural fortress is a rare coastal offering. Capturing broad ocean horizon, crashing whitewater waves, and colorful sunsets, world-class surfing can be seen just below at Riviera’s premium surf break from several living areas. Greeted by crisp ocean views upon arrival, a substantial arched Mahogany door detailed in intricate artisan glasswork leaves a lasting first impression. Upon entering, a soaring foyer artistically cladded in rustic limestone immediately draws you inside. In the great room, walls of glass teamed with high ceilings perfectly frame emerald ocean views, captivating your full attention. Watch boats cruise by from the chef’s dream kitchen with luxe amenities featuring high-end stainless appliances, rare fossilized shell backsplash from Costa Rica, rich Beechwood cabinetry and a massive centered island finished in special Italian Marble with bar-top seating for five. A well-appointed floor plan offers four bedrooms (three en suite & one with nearby 3/4 guest bathroom). A generous master suite features gas fireplace, beautiful built-ins, spa-like bathroom with scenic soaking tub, oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins & centered dresser, access to wraparound stone-finished deck all teamed with native canyon and relaxing ocean views. A fifth bonus room with closet and en suite bathroom offers a multitude of uses including potential fifth suite, gym, home office, etc. Pride of ownership is apparent throughout with new carpet, new lighter interior paint, and a newly resurfaced 891 sq. ft. roof deck. The giant roof deck provides ample privacy and space for outdoor dining, lounging, engineered for jacuzzi tub, futured for in-line gas BBQ & fire pit, all with sand views from the elevated outdoor living space. Suit up and walk to the beach, run the 2.5 mile beach trail, play volleyball nearby or surf the world class waves on offer all just a few minutes walk to the beach access nearby. Other amenities include smooth stucco exterior finish, copper gutters, flashings, & roofing, slate roof tiles, outdoor shower, 584 sq. ft. garage with epoxy floors & storage, AC, solid-core Alder doors, aluminum wood-clad windows & sliders, and a state-of-the-art foundation. This home is arguably the nicest offering ever in the Riviera District.