This Mission Viejo home is a rare find as very few come to market in this area! You'll first notice the impressive curb appeal of the expansive front yard and a storybook walkway to the side yard. Upon entering the double doors to this exceptional residence, you are immediately greeted by the formal living & dining room areas with soaring vaulted ceilings, stunning oak wood flooring, an impressive fireplace and the open feel of french doors leading to the upper portion of the private backyard. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops w/ matching backsplash, and a full stone tile backsplash behind the stovetop. There are etched glass bay windows over the stainless steel sink where you are able to admire the mature olive tree, shrubs and flowers in the front yard. The dinette area w/ another bay window also has french doors which open to a side brick patio and wall including a built-in fountain. It s hard to believe that you can kind find this size & type of backyard containing an in-ground pool & spa w/ waterfall and a gas firepit. The covered patio and multiple deck areas are ready for numerous table sets and lounge chairs. Take the oak stairs to the top floor which includes a significant master bedroom w/ a view of the pool through the shutters, a wrap-around closet with plenty of space for two, a tile vanity and a walk-in shower. The sizeable secondary bedrooms have folding shutters over sliding doors to an enormous front balcony. Descending the stairs to the third level is an unbelievable great room with oak flooring, a wet bar, and doors to the backyard entertainment area. The fourth bedroom is on this level as well as a full bathroom adjacent. There are linen cabinets for storage and a laundry room off the hallway leading to the direct access garage. The garage is full of floor to ceiling cabinets, lighted work surface, overhead racks for storage- everything you need for your tools and toys! While the surf & sand of the California coast are just 20 minutes away from this Central Mission Viejo residence- you also have the option to swim, boat, fish, paddleboard, and have endless fun on the water without leaving the city limits, thanks to joining beautiful Lake Mission Viejo. Tree-lined neighborhoods, constant community events, easy access to thriving business centers, extensive shopping in large chain stores and individual boutique shops, a variety of restaurants for everyone s taste, and enough entertainment to keep you amused all year long.