Featuring some of the most desirable coastal real estate in Southern California, the community of Bear Brand Estates in Laguna Niguel is a lure in and of itself. The guard-gated entry affords great privacy, but the community’s location, next to two prestigious resorts, the St. Regis Resort and Ritz Carlton Resort, and also minutes from Monarch Beach Club and Dana Point Harbor’s varied shopping and dining opportunities, afford great convenience.

The exclusivity is also a draw—with just 127 estate homes offered—as are the surroundings, with 20 acres of greenbelts and picturesque trails and an elevated perch on a hillside inviting cool ocean breezes. Ensconced in this venerated locale is 3 Inspiration, a custom home of magnificent scale and style, where tropical grounds beget a sleek interior, all designed for the ultimate combination of daily living and lavish entertaining.

In this 14,700-square-foot residence, the floorplan, the features, and the finishes exude sheer luxury. The resort feel is evident from the first moment, with distinctive Mediterranean architecture and soaring palm trees; that feel continues inside where striking wrought iron detailing, elegant fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and marble floors give just a taste of the level of detail found throughout.

A chef’s kitchen offers every amenity for today’s gourmet, with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, professional stainless steel appliances, an enormous center island , and a built-in desk area. The two-story great room is the perfect spot for gathering with family and friends and leads into a formal dining room that serves intimate dinners and grand parties with equal ease and elegance.

This special home boasts offers 11 spacious bedrooms and 12 baths, with room enough to embrace everyone you love. The master bedroom is its own private retreat, with a crackling fireplace, sitting area, designer wall treatments, custom built-ins, a spa bath with marble finishes, jacuzzi tub, large walk-in closets, and views that bring the sunset right to your bedside.

The dramatic home theater is the ideal space for a film screening, while the game room begs for a party. Or, if you prefer something a bit more private, head to the library or cap off the night in the wine room. The home also includes a third-floor office, an elevator, two laundry rooms, and multiple balconies offering panoramic views of the ocean, twinkling city lights and vibrant sunsets.

The resort-style backyard offers a 365-day vacation. The lush grounds feature a gated pool and spa, poolside cabana with full bath, outdoor kitchen, fire pits, and a putting green.

3 Inspiration is offered for $8,995,000 by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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