When house-hunting, you’d normally have to choose between the privacy and space of a single-family home or the resort-like amenities of a luxury condo. You certainly can’t have both… unless your address is 17606 Ponderosa Way in Carson. This airy 4 bed / 2.5 bath home with undeniable curb appeal is so much more than just a charming 2,380 SF house with quick access to the 405, 110 and 91 freeways… and the reason why is its location within a 24-hour guard-gated community. But security isn’t all that the community offers: access to tennis courts, basketball courts, Olympic-sized pools, rec rooms and a gym are all yours. Welcome home, indeed. Warm and inviting from the moment you step inside, 17606 Ponderosa Way’s heart is its great room-inspired main living space, which artfully combines an open-concept island kitchen with a light-filled dining room and a relaxing living room. Although this space (which opens to a large back patio brimming with potential) is ideal for entertaining, your wish for a private getaway is answered by the massive owner’s suite. This second-story enclave includes a sizable walk-in closet and an oversized ensuite bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower and private toilet room. Three more bedrooms share a second full bathroom with twin sinks; a spacious laundry room and an attached 2-car garage (with 2 more driveway spots) up the home’s convenience factor. 17606 Ponderosa Way has an extremely-rare combination of space, security, luxury, amenities and location (did we mention its nearly-instant access to CSUDH?); factor in an under-$1M price tag, and you’ve got yourself a unicorn. But don’t think for a moment that you’re dreaming; make your move before too-good-to-be-true becomes too-gone-to-be-yours.