Embraced by the most coveted homesite at Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch, this extraordinary custom estate provides unobstructed 300° panoramic views of permanent open space, gently rolling hills, shimmering evening lights and distant ocean views. These breathtaking vistas enrich both the grounds and most living areas of the ultra-private Italian Revival residence, which is located behind impressive gates at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac with only one direct neighbor. Approximately 6,561 square feet, the luxurious villa reveals four ensuite bedrooms, each with a balcony or loggia and a walk-in closet, and five- and one-half baths. A grand entry hall with high ceiling, massive arched doors and a multi-tiered staircase offers an appropriately dramatic introduction. An oversized great room is the heart of the home, opening to the backyard and a chef-worthy kitchen with two islands, a walk-in pantry, nook, stone countertops, heated floors, farmhouse sink, built-in refrigerator and a six-burner Wolf range. In the adjacent family room, a glass wall system allows it to be closed off from the rest of the home while maintaining a visual connection. Those who enjoy memorable entertaining will appreciate the residence’s inclusion of a home theater with wet bar, motorized curtains, a big screen and terraced seating. Further enrichments include a home office with layered woodwork, a salon with built-in wash station, a gym and steam room that can become a fifth bedroom, and a formal dining room with oval coffered ceiling, soffit lighting and a wine-tasting area with built-in temperature-controlled wine storage. Framing views that can reach the ocean and Catalina Island on clear days, the sumptuous primary suite presents two balconies, a retreat, fireplace, walk-in closet, resort-inspired bath with heated floors, a wet bar and a mini refrigerator. Exquisite craftsmanship is demonstrated through the inclusion of cross-vault cloister ceilings, masterful woodwork, wood flooring, New Zealand wool carpet, extensive custom built-ins, & wood-framed archways. Solar power, smart-home tech, four-zone HVAC, whole-house and individual audio systems, and garage parking for four are also featured. Nearly 16,424 sqft, the desirable promontory is home to a five-star pool with jet-stream swim current, a bubbling spa, a spacious heated loggia with outdoor kitchen & grill, and a sit-down bar with tap service. A putting green, private motorcourt & a dog run are included.