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, this sprawling compound consists of approx. 5,288 s.f. and features 5 ensuite bedrooms, 5.5 baths, including a casita, a large work-from-home office, library, bonus room, and a fully equipped newly renovated kitchen. 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 the sunsets. Highly productive organic fruit trees supply an 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.