Featured Montecito Property - 495 Toro Canyon

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495 Toro Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
4 beds 4 baths 3,836 sqft

This enchanting gated estate, on 2+/- acres in magical Toro Canyon, is where chic luxury meets coastal casual. Its main residence is a refined yet uber-comfortable nearly 4,000 sq. ft. California farmhouse that, along with its pair of guest cottages, is set amidst native and tastefully introduced landscaping and takes 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.
The showcase home is equally suited to enjoying family and entertaining guests. Its classic and welcoming front porch provides a fitting introduction to the comforts within. 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 accouterments, 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.
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 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.


For more information or showing request, please contact Ralph Lewis at Rdl380@gmail.com or 805-705-9976