WOW! Looking for an OUTSTANDING HOME in an AMAZING NEIGHBORHOOD, on a CUL DE SAC w AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS?!! Look no further! This amazing home in the MELINDA HEIGHTS area of RSM has it all! As you walk in, you can't help but be drawn in by the GORGEOUS SPIRAL STAIRCASE, VAULTED CEILINGS & the ABUNDANCE OF LIGHT, from several windows. The KITCHEN was recently remodeled w the most tasteful choices, it's ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! NEWER STAINLESS APPLIANCES are accented by a stunning granite countertop, coordinating ceramic tile backsplash, & refaced cabinetry. The kitchen is large and open to the adjacent family room with fireplace, a great place to gather! Downstairs you'll also find a formal dining room, formal living room, & DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM W FULL BATH. All windows downstairs have PLANTATION SHUTTERS, & flooring is beautiful ceramic tile that looks like wood flooring. Upstairs, there's a spacious master suite w adjoining master bath, w separate bath & shower, & large walk-in closet. Three upstairs secondary bedrooms, & a large bathroom round out the upstairs. One of the secondary bedrooms is oversized, and could easily be used as a bonus room. IN THE 3RD CAR GARAGE, sellers have BUILT AN OFFICE w drywall (removable), phone outlets, cable wiring & internet access. The perfect spot if you work from home. The BACKYARD IS A LOVELY, PEACEFUL GARDEN SANCTUARY w a gurgling fountain, mature fruit trees, flowers & plants & a BUILT-IN BBQ, w outdoor refrigerator, great for hosting friends & neighbors. THE NEIGHBORHOOD & NEIGHBORS ARE THE BEST! This is in a close-knit cul de sac, walking distance to BLUE RIBBON MELINDA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY, walking distance to ALTISIMA PARK, w Pool, tennis, pickle-ball & basketball courts, as well as playground & baseball fields. Enjoy access to Rancho Santa Margarita amenities which include 4 JR OLYMPIC SIZED POOLS, BEACH-CLUB LAGOON, SANTA MARGARITA LAKE w/fishing, & several BALL FIELDS, SPORT COURTS & DOG PARK.