This is not your typical Talega home; rather an extraordinary showcase of modern, yet comfortable design. From black iron framed doors to new high end bathroom updates to a complete reconfiguration of the main living & kitchen areas to an added on-trend mud room, this home feels like a brand new house. The entrance welcomes you with a stunning courtyard with fireplace, Dutch door entryway. Access the living room through double doors or the updated bar while entertaining. A downstairs office converts to an en-suite guest room completed with renovated full bath. The dramatic remodel of the main living area has never been done: The recently transformed kitchen includes stylish cabinetry, tailored storage, double island, built-in Jen Air refrigerator, hidden ice maker, appliance garage door cabinets, an opened-wall adding new countertop connecting to the dining room, black iron doors, polished hardware and fixtures. A centered & plastered fireplace with built-in bench seating and sophisticated lighting creates the perfect open-floor plan vibe. Everywhere you turn is another "instagram-able" design touch, like in the new mud room with downstairs laundry, 5-locker cabinet wall, home command center, additional powder room & added walk-in pantry. New slider doors create the perfect indoor-outdoor California space. A completely new backyard includes round firepit, gorgeous fireplace with hidden-TV feature, stunning lighting, new built-in grill island, tasteful pergola cover, turf grass, outdoor shower & simple hardscape. The yard is plumbed for a future pool. See supplement for info on the design inspiration for pool completion. Heading upstairs you'll adore the remodeled staircase with custom iron railings, opened second story wall (with beam reinforcement) and modernized built-in nooks. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms including an updated primary suite with new high end laminate flooring, walk-in closet, ship lapped tub. Built-in bunk bed in one bedroom. Barn door closet doors. An additional bonus room. A fully remodeled full bathroom. Owned solar panels eliminate electricity bills. Water softener system. New hot water heater. Truly a designer's dream home as the homeowner is a founder of Erzen Malone Interiors. Located on a coveted street, walking distance to Vista Del Mar schools. Take advantage of the great Talega amenities like resort pools, parks & HOA events. A quick drive to quaint downtown San Clemente and world famous beaches.