Welcome to 5253 Duenas! Situated deep within the popular Gate 11 section of the Laguna Woods senior community, this detached, single-level, highly-upgraded VILLA PARAISA residence is far from busy roads and noisy highways. With nearly 1800 sq. ft. of living space including an enormous living room plus three bedrooms this is one of the largest floorplans in Laguna Woods. The living room can easily accommodate various configurations of your large furnishings. This room is highlighted with track lighting, wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace. Sliding doors in both the living room and dining room open to an enclosed rear patio that adds over 200 sq. ft. of additional living space (not included in the published square footage of 1785). Just off this enclosed patio is a small outdoor patio that is perfect for outdoor entertaining, dining or simply relaxing. The large kitchen features a walk-in pantry, ample counter space and storage cabinets with soft-close drawers and convenient pull-out shelves. The kitchen also has a cozy breakfast nook. The huge primary bedroom suite is situated just off the entry foyer through double doors and is separate from the common areas and other bedrooms enhancing privacy. The primary bedroom features large closets with mirrored doors and a small private atrium. The primary bathroom has dual sinks and a walk-in shower with grab bars. One of the two guestrooms could easily serve as a home office, exercise studio or TV room. The residence has been very well maintained and offers many upgrades including dual-pane windows, crown molding, recessed lighting, plantation shutters and attractive wood flooring in the common areas. The attached two-car garage has abundant built-in cabinet storage and convenient direct access to the residence through a service door into the laundry room. There is additional parking in the driveway plus ample street parking for guests. Do not miss this lovely home!