Authentic Mediterranean estate bears the sophistication of Old World seaside villas that inspired this rarefied architectural style. Custom-built home augmented by handcrafted details and design elements such as wrought iron, Italian limestone flooring, grand double-door entry, picturesque wooden garage doors, travertine hardscape, and smooth-coat exterior plaster walls. Easily accommodates grand-scale entertaining. But, equally important, this home's design is so conducive to comfortable daily living. It features a functional floor plan and wonderful flow including seamless transition to the outdoors. The master suite is truly grand with his/her closets, steam shower, separate jetted tub, dual vanities, office, fitness room, and dual view balconies. Four additional bedrooms including an en suite bedroom on the main level. Most of the bedrooms have their own outdoor balcony. One bedroom is currently used as an upstairs family room. The fabulous resort-style backyard engenders the feeling of being on a posh vacation each and everyday! Desirable South-facing pool, spa, built-in BBQ, romantic firepit, all in a very private, quiet setting overlooking city lights views, and within minutes to the ocean. Rare combination of privacy with views. Gated enclave of only 33 homes. Top-ranked schools. Enjoy membership at nearby Club at Rancho Niguel with clubhouse, gym, locker rooms/showers, playground, pools, spa, tennis, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, soccer. Your paradise awaits.