Meticulously updated and refreshed, this home offers a fantastic floor plan, with 3-beds, 2.5-baths, and +/- 1,459 s.f. – as well as a prime location in the center of vibrant Newport Coast. Beautifully airy and bright, the living room has soaring vaulted ceilings and walls lined with windows that pull in sunshine. A refurbished fireplace brings warmth, built-in cabinets create a tidy space, and new luxury vinyl plank floors are a durable and stylish touch that continue throughout the main floor. Freshly painted white cabinets create a pristine kitchen, where expansive counter space and stainless-steel appliances create the opportunity for inspired meals. Bar seating connects to a dining room with brand-new sliding doors that seamlessly link to an outdoor patio, inviting year-round al fresco dining. Three bedrooms with upscale plantation shutters are found on the upper floor, with a large primary bedroom featuring tray ceilings, and a new whisper-quiet ceiling fan. Bathrooms feature new vent fans, light fixtures, and accessories, with a downstairs powder room, and two upstairs bathrooms that include the primary ensuite with gleaming new white shower tile and a frameless glass enclosure. Exterior spaces are well-designed to maximize outdoor living; new lighting sconces allow for evening entertaining, a newly sealed flagstone patio is bordered by colorful garden beds with new irrigation and lighting, and a new side yard concrete patio connects to a front entry with lush green grass. Upgrades since 2021 include new: Ring doorbell; interior lights w/dimmers; interior paint; energy-efficient attic insulation; heater w/10-year warranty; exterior paint on the trim; garage door and gate; new Milguard windows w/lifetime warranty in kitchen, dining room, primary bedroom, and entry; Lennox AC; April Air Cleaner; garage door opener and textured garage floor. The Sancerre HOA offers residents gated entry with card access, a large swimming pool and spa, lounge and BBQ areas, and a clubhouse. The prime location is unbeatable and is just minutes from everything: parks w/playgrounds, tennis, basketball, baseball & volleyball facilities, hiking, golf & country club, UC Irvine, world-class shopping & dining at Fashion Island, and the white-sand beaches of Newport.