This beautiful home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms PLUS a loft and is tastefully upgraded throughout. Located in the Crest neighborhood this home is tucked away on a quiet looped street, away from any busy traffic, and yet conveniently just minutes from the freeway and < 1 mile from the Aliso Viejo Town Center. Bright and inviting, this exceptional home features a large and open kitchen and living room and is full of natural light throughout. The open kitchen boasts a center island with ample counter and cabinet space, a walk-in pantry, newer GE appliances, and refinished cabinets. The master suite is large and expansive with tall sloping ceilings, a large master bath with refinished cabinets, dual sink vanity, and walk-in closet. The backyard is private and fully hardscaped for minimal maintenance, perfect for outdoor dining or relaxing. Recent upgrades include fresh paint, all new landscaping in the front, and a new dual zone A/C which resulted in a 60% reduction in the energy bill. The loft and 5th bedroom were installed by the current owner and were fully permitted, which added an additional 400 sq ft. With a Tax Rate of 1.0035%, NO Mello Roos and LOW HOA DUES, the costs of ownership are as low as it gets for Orange County. Additional community amenities include highly rated Blue-Ribbon Award-Winning Schools, neighborhood parks, tennis & basketball courts, soccer fields, and hiking trails. Laguna Beach, Irvine Spectrum & Fashion Island are only 10 miles away.