Spectacular ocean and Catalina views create a stunning backdrop for preferred living at this custom-caliber home in San Clemente’s coastal hills. Located within the gated community of The Reserve North, the residence exceeds the exacting standards of buyers who demand the finest features, finishes and setting. An enviable corner homesite is exceptionally private, with mature pine trees providing a scenic screen between it and the neighborhood. Tranquil hill views enrich front-facing living areas in a floorplan that is comfortably proportioned at approximately 4,458 square feet and presents five bedrooms and four- and one-half baths, including a main-level ensuite bedroom with patio access and ocean views, and secondary bedrooms that share a Jack-n-Jill bath and covered deck. Double doors open to a refined interior that boasts a living room with stacked-stone fireplace and double-height tray ceiling, a formal dining room with high ceiling and French doors, an office with built-ins and in-ceiling speakers, and an upstairs study nook with built-in desk. Relax and socialize in a fireplace-warmed family room with custom entertainment center and surround sound, and cook with ease in a chef’s kitchen complete with granite countertops, full backsplash, custom cabinetry, a pantry, enormous island with prep sink and seating, and a morning room with backyard views. A Sub-Zero refrigerator is built-in, as are Thermador appliances including a 6-burner range and warming drawer. No expense has been spared, as demonstrated by the inclusion of gorgeous interior and exterior leaded-glass windows, crown molding, polished travertine flooring, designer carpet and paint, Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, built-ins, intercom and security systems, a tankless water heater, and a whole-house water purification system. Fabulous Pacific panoramas highlight a master suite with deck, retreat, fireplace, walk-in closet with organizers, a tray ceiling, oversized shower with two spray heads, a soaking tub and dual sinks. Flagstone embellishes a sunny patio that showcases ocean and city light views, a spa, custom fireplace, loggia, and a BBQ bar with Viking grill, 2-burner cooktop and miniature refrigerator.