Bring your contractor and return this fabulous home to the jewel it was meant to be.Construction defect lawsuit has been resolved. A floor medallion in the entry hall replicated from the Ritz Carlton Hotel shows the detail introduced by the original owners. The property sits on a premium hilltop site and the formal gardens were fabulously conceptualized by well-regarded landscape designer Amy Belt, with pool, spa, gazebo with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit, and fountains. Indoors, the chef's kitchen, with butler's pantry, is open-concept and off the kitchen is an en-suite bedroom, perfect for in-laws or weekend guests. A downstairs office overlooks the side garden. At the top of the spiral staircase is a huge loft offering comfortable space for easy lounging. The Master bedroom, with sitting room and customized his and hers closets opens to a balcony and spectacular vistas. Three additional en suite bedrooms complete the upstairs. This is a cul-de-sac home in a 24 hour gate-guarded community, with all the neighborhood amenities that have made Ladera Ranch a destination point , including clubhouses, skate park, pools, and miles of surrounding bike and hiking trails.