Upscale Laguna Beach living with beautiful ocean views awaits you at this elegantly upgraded home in the prestigious guard-gated community of Emerald Bay. A handsome wrought iron gate ensures privacy on an inviting entry patio with extensive brickwork and a stone-trough fountain. A classic black door with sidelites opens to the three-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bathroom residence, which lives like a single-level floorplan by reserving the second floor for a large suite with an open office and a covered deck with panoramic ocean, hill and city-light views. Approximately 2,746 square feet, the home is exceptionally open and bright, with large French doors and windows introducing natural light throughout a formal dining room that opens to the front patio, and a spacious living room with built-in cabinetry, backyard access and a rich fireplace with marble surround. Both rooms are highlighted by lofty tray ceilings and wood flooring is featured throughout, with tile enhancing the bathrooms. Handsome limestone countertops and white cabinetry add high-end flair to the kitchen, which also opens to the backyard and boasts a circular breakfast bar, a bay window, a Bosch dishwasher, Thermador double oven, a built-in refrigerator, and a butler’s pantry with illuminated built-in cabinetry and a wet bar. All bedrooms are ensuite, with window seats in both main-level suites. The primary suite offers personal luxury on par with fine hotels and showcases a vaulted open-beam ceiling, pool access, a jetted soaking tub, separate shower, two sinks and a sit-down vanity. Create fond memories in the home’s private backyard, which reveals a large saltwater swimming pool, a wraparound covered patio, brick decking, and a built-in Viking BBQ. Additional highlights include a two-car garage with two Tesla chargers. Residents of Emerald Bay enjoy exclusive access to the private beach, a heated pool, soothing spa, 6 tennis courts, scenic parks, playgrounds for the kids, and a tranquil location next to the beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Laguna's Main Beach and village are just minutes to the south, and Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach await to the north along Pacific Coast Highway.