This enchanting, gated Toro Canyon estate, on 2+/- acres above Montecito and Summerland, is where country chic meets coastal luxury. Its main residence is a refined yet uber-comfortable farmhouse-style home of nearly 4,000 sq. ft. It, and its pair of guest cottages are set amidst native and tastefully introduced landscaping, taking complete advantage of nature’s bounty. Sandstone paths meander through luxuriant foliage, with a canopy of palm, oak and eucalyptus trees and beside a seasonal creek; opening here and there to delightful ocean and island vistas.
A warm, welcoming ambiance awaits
The showcase Toro Canyon home is equally suited to enjoying family and entertaining guests. Its classic and welcoming front porch provides a fitting introduction to the comforts within this beautiful farmhouse. A nearly 700 sq. ft. living room, with its wide-plank walnut floor, soaring vaulted and coffered ceiling, and substantial fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone surround invites both conviviality and relaxing with a good book while enjoying the beautiful space bathed in the light through clerestory windows. The spacious dining area opens to a terrace via multiple French doors.
Nearby, a country kitchen beckons those who appreciate craftsmanship, the finest accoutrements, and, of course, good food. It also beckons and pleases even the most discerning cook. Central to this culinary haven is an expansive and versatile island, showcasing a custom Boos butcher block surface with inlaid marble baker’s area. Of course, there are also the requisite top-of-the-line appliances, as well granite counter tops, a copper farm sink, and one-of-a-kind topiary relief tile mural with copper pot filler.
A private oasis within a serene Toro Canyon sanctuary
While the three guest bedrooms and baths are conveniently located off the main living areas and open to terraces, the master suite enjoys utmost privacy as an upstairs retreat. With its soaring open-beam vaulted ceiling and French doors to two private terraces with ocean views, the room emanates a luminous and airy ambiance. The suite’s fireplace and its surround are a work of art, created when carefully selected sea stones and driftwood were assembled into what is essentially a handsome, tasteful sculpture. The master bath is an oasis of luxury with its stand-alone soaking tub, frosted glass steam shower, and frosted sea glass sinks with reclaimed wood vanity.
Captured here in this beautiful Toro Canyon home, its guest cottages and stunning grounds is the essence of California coastal living. Uniting the finest of sophisticated day-to-day amenities with elements of the rugged mountains and sublime ocean, this is a rarefied, tranquil sanctuary soothing mind and body.
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