With 4 bedrooms, a separate casita office, and 2.5 baths, this charming, light-filled Santa Barbara-inspired home is quietly located in the heart of Ladera Ranch. The custom French Oak floors, custom paint, high baseboards, detailed millwork, and recessed lighting throughout, elevate this home by hitting all the right notes. It is sophisticated, yet comfortable and welcoming. The chef's kitchen, which opens to the sun-filled great room, has been fully remodeled, including custom backsplashes and wood shelving, professional Thermador appliances, shaker cabinets, new hardware, Carrera marble countertops, custom light fixtures, a sprawling island with a farm sink, and a pantry hallway with rustic wood open shelving and additional cabinet space below. Enjoy your meals at the island, the kitchen table or make it an occasion and eat in your stunning formal dining room. With two-story ceilings and more than enough room for your family and friends, the dining area will surely become a gathering point for all of your special occasions. The spacious primary bedroom is conveniently located on the main floor and provides direct access to the backyard. The updated ensuite bathroom includes a stand-alone soaking tub, a separate shower, and an oversized master closet. The upstairs features a large loft, sitting area, three guest bedrooms, a workout room, and a guest bathroom with dual sinks. Double French doors in both the front and back of the home allow you easy access to the front patio with its outdoor seating area and office casita, and the private back yard with its built-in BBQ, large farm table, and a couched seating area. This home is within walking distance to Ladera Ranch Elementary and Middle School, beautiful trails, Founders Park, and close to many of Ladera's community pools, sports courts, and parks. And if you are looking to get to some of Orange County's finest beaches, Salt Creek and the lake are an easy drive down Crown Valley Parkway. Come to see this lovely home, we are sure you will love it.