Prominently located on a cul-de-sac in desirable guard-gated Pacific Ridge, this 2,812 s.f. +/- home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and private outdoor spaces that create a strong connection to nature. A courtyard with a decidedly European feel offers a soothing fountain surrounded by a paved patio and lush trees, with French doors allowing flowing access to the living room, dining room, and primary suite. The living room is a comfortable space with warm ambiance, offering beamed ceilings, handcrafted built-ins, and a fireplace; this space is situated between the center courtyard and backyard, creating a truly seamless link to the outdoors. Travertine floors showcase timeless quality in the dining room, where French doors open to frame the picturesque courtyard and showpiece urn. The kitchen is a large open space with a casual dining area, a granite-topped island with bar seating, top-line upgrades that include a Wolf oven and microwave, a Wolf 6-burner cooktop, pot filler, Miele dishwasher, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. Built-in sound speakers throughout the main floor and into the backyard, where a sunny paved terrace offers a low-maintenance lounge area with a built-in gas BBQ and bar, a relaxing spa with cascading water features, and views that peek out at the ocean, rugged canyons, and city lights. A rustic outdoor fireplace is a gathering spot that’s ideal for cozy stargazing; this space directly links to the main floor primary suite, where beamed ceilings add upscale charm and an ensuite bathroom features a soaking tub, frameless glass shower, and dual closets. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms with French doors that open to a covered balcony with gorgeous custom tiles, as well as a bonus space that could be a home gym, office, playroom, or 4th bedroom. Additional upgrades include storage cabinets & epoxy floors in the 2-car garage, a security system, and a fire sprinkler system. Pacific Ridge is a fantastic community for outdoor enthusiasts, adjacent to Crystal Cove State Park with easy access to a large system of hiking & biking trails, and resident-only access to a pool & spa. Community amenities are nearby and include the prestigious Pelican Hill Resort, Fashion Island, world-class shopping & dining, golf, beautiful beaches in Newport & Laguna, and the 73.