This extraordinary Emerald Bay Monterey Colonial style home with Eastern Seaboard character and charm is an effortlessly stylish traditional beach home. Located just steps to the “north end” entrance to Emerald Bay beach in Orange County’s premier 24-hour gated oceanfront community, the home features spectacular ocean views, nicely proportioned rooms and spaces, dark-stained French Walnut hardwood floors throughout, and an abundance of handsome built-ins. The primary level of the home features a large living room with a wall of bookcases and a limestone fireplace; an island kitchen with granite countertops, Viking professional grade stainless steel appliances, and gleaming paint grade cabinetry, a dining area, a contiguous family room with a built-in entertainment center and bookcases, a large flagstone entertainment view deck and a powder bath. The second level of the home is highlighted by the luxurious master suite with vaulted beam ceilings, a limestone fireplace and travertine bath; in addition, there are two ocean view bedroom suites with a Jack-n-Jill bath and a guest bedroom with a hallway bath, separate laundry room and large view deck extending the length of the home. Other features include copper gutters and full length working bi-fold shutters. The lush California gardens perfectly compliment the house with citrus, succulents, boxwoods and more. Emerald Bay is one of Southern California’s most private and exclusive beach front communities and features a protected half-mile long crescent shaped beach, a protected bay perfect for yacht anchorage, six tennis courts, two community swimming pools, a spa, park, kids play area, and a clubhouse. The community has activities for all ages and is highlighted by their annual 4th of July celebration with a parade and beach fireworks show.