Quality built Meritage home in the exclusive gated Ridgegate community at the top of Soquel Canyon. A premier floor plan w/ casita & over 4000 sf in total living area. Beautiful curb appeal w/ a front yard terrace to capture the mountain & city light views! Courtyard style entry w/ stone flooring, accessed from the casita or main house living room French doors. Cathedral ceiling foyer leads to the formal dining room or living room. 9 foot ceilings throughout w/ crown moldings. Downstairs office w/ French doors to the courtyard. Dramatic kitchen is open to the family room: boasts a center island w/ ss vegetable sink, dark granite counter tops, glass tile back splash, built in Bosch 5 burner cook top, double ovens, built in microwave, ss sink looking to the back yard, butlers pantry & spacious walk in pantry. Ideal home for multi generation families. This home has been lovingly upgraded w/ custom built ins, extensive hard scape, newer paint. Distressed wood flooring in the DR, LR, office, master suite. The family room has a beautiful fireplace & built in custom entertainment cabinet. A French door leads to the private back yard w/ covered patio, planters, abundant foliage. Upstairs has 4 spacious bedrooms (one is an ensuite) & a loft/game room w/ city light views! The master suite has a sitting room w/ fireplace, spacious walk in closet, separate soaking tub & oversized tile shower. An association maintained slope is beyond the yard w/ no neighbors behind.