Oceanfront Hidden Gem now priced below market and replacement cost! This fabulous property situated in the gated private enclave of La Ladera offers breathtaking views, timeless charm and endless possibilities. Thoughtfully composed of every attribute one might seek in a perfect beach home, and with elevation positioned for exquisite sightlines throughout. Occupying an enviable corner-lot and enjoying direct access to the beloved San Clemente beach trail, the location is perfect for ocean and outdoor enthusiasts. Cinematic white-water views are offered from every room on each floor complete with dramatic sunsets, iconic landmarks, sparkling harbors, and rolling trains all evoking the early romance of the coast. Classic lines, a flowing open floor-plan and generous footprint present a malleable palette for one's own exacting vision. Plentiful square footage uncommon in similar homes is a result of the sellers decades-ago undertaking; Never to be duplicated with present-day building restrictions. The upper floor welcomes guests with wall-to-wall windows overlooking the pacific, an oak carved mid-century inspired bar gives way to the spacious dining room and kitchen. A breakfast nook enjoys a commanding water view and transitions to the great room complete with brick-laid fireplace and expansive deck. The primary suite completes the upper floor with a corner, light-filled location. The lower floor ecompasses a large multi-purpose room usable as a bedroom or stately office and two additional guest rooms all of which open to the oversized deck. A full guest bath, laundry room, and storage closet fills out the space. Further, an on-grade three-car garage completes the property, a rare feature for any beach-close property. With a near perfect climate, vibrant and charming close-by downtown, picturesque beach and much more this is the home many will have waited decades to find.