Welcome home to this classic mid-century split level which has many of the classic features you'd expect from this era and sits high on the hill in the exclusive Mount Merrit neighborhood of El Cajon/Rancho San Diego community. The formal entry with custom flagstone flooring greets you and opens to a dramatic dining area with vaulted ceilings and retro light fixtures. The living room offers incredible easterly views through the floor-to-ceiling windows which gives way to a wrap around deck that runs the length of the home. Another unique and useful feature of this home is the true mudroom off the garage! The primary bedroom also offers access to the deck and the ensuite bath is enormous with a double vanity, large shower and water closet which includes a bidet! Downstairs you'll find original hardwood floors and two bedrooms which also take in the magnificent views. Sitting on a terraced lot, you'll find a sparkling pool, natural rock fountain, a patio and deck with a built in BBQ, sink and fridge as well as a detached structure which has electricity making it an option for a home office, home gym or just extra storage space. The mature landscaping offers a tropical feel and maintains privacy in this setting that truly feels like a secluded oasis. Freshly painted exterior, new flooring, and AC less than a year old! You must see this home in-person to truly appreciate the attention to detail, call today for a private tour!