Panoramic ocean, Catalina Island, hill and neighborhood-light views provide an appropriately dramatic backdrop for elegant living at this freshly updated Forster Ranch home in San Clemente. Located along a cul-de-sac street in the gated Reserve East collection, the generously sized residence displays classic Craftsman-inspired architecture, a covered porch and a spacious stone-enhanced driveway. A double-height ceiling and custom floor medallion enrich a foyer that introduces the first level, which includes a formal dining room that hosts a butler’s station and French doors to a side yard with fountain, and a formal living room with built-in shelving, access to the backyard and a see-through fireplace shared with the dining room. For large gatherings, the family room and kitchen unite as one and boast a custom built-in entertainment center, a corner fireplace with raised hearth, a large island, mocha-stained cabinetry, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, nook, clerestory windows, and stainless-steel GE Monogram appliances including a built-in refrigerator. Handsome wood floors complement the first level, which is also home to a three-car garage and an ensuite bedroom with side entrance. Nearly 3,528 square feet, the open floorplan features five bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths, including secondary bedrooms that share a balcony, and an ocean-view primary suite with retreat, tray ceilings, two walk-in closets, a sit-down vanity, oval soaking tub and separate shower. Grounds extend approximately 6,017 square feet and include intimate side yards and a view-enriched backyard with low-maintenance landscaping. An array of Forster Ranch’s outstanding recreational attractions is nearby, and San Clemente’s sun-soaked beaches are moments from home.