Former model home with plenty of upgrades in Rancho Santalina! Backing up to the largest park in the neighborhood allows for open space and westerly breezes. Home includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, second level balcony (rare in the neighborhood), owned solar, multiple French doors, crown molding, upgraded doors, speaker system, upgraded master bathroom, and upgraded flooring. Entire Exterior painted in 2019. Kitchen includes tile flooring, island w/ seating, walk-in pantry w/ frosted glass door, full tile back splash, under cabinet lighting, upgraded built-in gas stove, and recessed lighting. Great room French doors w/ hideaway screens open to fresh westerly breezes and covered patio. Master bedroom entry has French doors, crown molding, recessed lighting, speaker, ceiling fan, and French doors to balcony. Master bathroom includes upgraded tile shower & soaking tub, upgraded flooring & windows, upgraded counter tops & back splash, large walk-in closet, and dual sinks. French doors w/ hideaway screens from the master suite lead to the spacious west facing balcony. Spacious family room has gas fireplace w/ hearth & mantle and recessed lighting. Formal dining & living room has crown molding. Upgraded doors throughout. Upgraded storage cabinet at top of stairs. All bedrooms have walk-in closets. Speaker system. Upstairs bedroom has upgraded private bathroom and walk-in closet. Second level laundry room has upgraded upper storage cabinets & big basin sink, and tile flooring. Upstairs bathroom has tile flooring, dual sinks, upgraded faucets, and upgraded tile shower w/ glass door. Powder room has tile flooring, pedestal sink w/ upgraded hardware, and upgraded mirror. Multiple ceiling racks in garage. Alarm is owned. Newly built multi-use Inland Rail Trail connects directly to Rancho Santalina. At completion, the trail will go from Escondido to Oceanside. Three different play areas in the neighborhood: tot-lot, open space and one larger area with play structure, basketball hoop and picnic tables. San Marcos Unified School District includes the award-winning, top-rated San Marcos High School. Convenient to freeway, shopping and restaurants.