Panoramic mountain, valley, sunset and evening-light views set the stage for preferred living at this outstanding hilltop home on an acre lot in the enviable guard-gated community of The Lakes. On the market for the first time, this private cul-de-sac residence enjoys a western orientation that welcomes an abundance of natural light into an exceptionally open and versatile floorplan. A towering two-story foyer features a grand staircase and leads to an oversized living and dining area with several French doors that open to the covered loggia and pool. Built in 2014 and recently upgraded, the sprawling compound consists of approximately 5,288 square feet, allowing ample space for 5 ensuite bedrooms, 5.5 baths, including a casita, a large work-from-home office with front-yard terrace, library, bonus room, and an expanded 4-car garage with an infrared sauna. A butler’s pantry and a breakfast nook complement a fully equipped newly renovated kitchen that boasts an island, top appliances, new quartz countertops and full glass tile backsplashes. Powered by a state-of-the-art solar panel system, the home is adorned with art-glass chandeliers, gorgeous built-ins, new Karastan carpet in bedrooms, custom shutters and blinds, beautiful custom millwork, 20" by 20" porcelain tile with marble accents, upgraded bathroom fixtures and finishes, and a theater-style surround-sound system in the family room. Enjoy San Diego’s enviable year-round temperate climate with resort-like grounds that features a beach-entry saltwater solar-heated pool with waterfall, a spa, a sandy beach, an open-air fireplace with built-in seating, a covered loggia, and a BBQ pavilion with refrigerator and sink. The poolside entertainment venue is the ideal location for hosting various social events for all ages, while you and your guests enjoy sunsets. Highly productive organic fruit trees supply abundance of lemons, limes, oranges tangerines and persimmons every season. Excellent public and private schools serve all grade levels, nearby recreation is outstanding, and golf and tennis memberships are available at The Crosby Club.