Set on a promontory in guard-gated Crystal Cove, this upscale residence redefines the relaxed California lifestyle, with captivating ocean views and saltwater breezes that drift through swaying palms. Expansive ceilings create airy spaces that extend throughout this 4,905 +/- s.f. home, with 5 beds and 5.5 baths. The living room is modern, with a sculptural chandelier, fireplace, and grass cloth carpeting, with an adjoining dining room offering a comfortable gathering place framing picturesque ocean views. Time slows down as sumptuous meals simmer in the updated kitchen, with Taj Mahal quartzite counters, a professional-grade range, double ovens, and a casual dining area that opens to a cascading waterfall. A large family room features a fireplace and custom built-ins, a dedicated wine cellar elevates tastings with rustic style, and a mezzanine library creates a striking office space. Five bedrooms feature ensuite baths, with the primary bedroom offering a sitting area with wool carpet, a fireplace, and 2 balconies with sweeping ocean views. The spa-like ensuite is stunningly remodeled with Calacatta Marble slabs, alabaster sconces, an LED vanity mirror, Nova Blue Stone heated floors & nickel fixtures. A guest casita with private entry is perfect for friends and family. Outside, sun-drenched patios line a saltwater pool & spa, and a BBQ kitchen has Fossil limestone counters & a polished granite sink with brass faucet. When shade is in fashion, 3 retractable awnings protect the back patio-side of the home. Crystal Cove is an amenity-rich community, including the private Canyon Club, and proximity to world-class shopping, dining & direct beach access from within the community.