Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive upper section of Laguna Niguel’s prestigious guard-gated Bear Brand Ranch community, this graceful French-inspired coastal estate reflects the award-winning talents of architect Stephen Phillips. Exceptionally private grounds designed by landscape and hardscape architect Daniel Stewart encompass nearly 28,311 square feet. The cut—lot filled—homesite allows ample room for a long driveway with porte cochere to a motor court, a sparkling resort-caliber pool and spa, sprawling lawns, expansive patios, formal gardens, towering palms, and a pool house with oversized custom fireplace, bar and built-in BBQ. Grand proportions continue inside, where a spacious open floorplan spanning approximately 7,355 square feet is introduced by a dramatic 2-story foyer with lighted dome, massive custom twin glass-and-steel entry doors and frame, and a graceful staircase with wrought-iron railings. Marble flooring and designer carpet enrich the main floor’s fireplace-warmed living room, a handsome executive office with stained-wood built-ins and paneling, and an oversized great room with wet bar, custom fireplace and built-in media center. Entertain stylishly in a chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, an island with seating, and pro-level appliances. Custom tray ceiling designs, Palladian windows, French doors, archways, crown molding, plantation shutters, chandeliers, Juliet balconies, and extensive use of precast concrete around doors, windows, balconies, fireplaces and columns recall the artistry and romance of the French Riviera. Enjoy 6 ensuite bedrooms and 7 opulent baths, 3 inviting balconies, and a stunning master suite with circular entry vestibule, a balcony with ocean and Catalina Island views, fireplace, large walk-in closet, European marble surrounds, dual vanities, a walk-in shower and soaking tub. Filtered 4-zone heating and air-conditioning and extensive storage space ensure comfort and convenience, and a 4-car garage with motorcourt includes and oversized space for large SUV or limousine. Bear Brand Ranch offers residents a host of exclusive amenities, along with a sought-after location near luxury theaters, resorts, high-end shopping and dining, and miles of sandy beaches.