736 Toro Canyon Rd
Situated on seven acres with panoramic ocean views, this Scandinavian architectural home faces south with golden light to greet you in the morning and continues to flow through the house until a beautiful sunset appears over the ocean. Sitting in a canyon, the neighboring tree-filled hills embrace the house and frame the view of the ocean and sacred mountains of Santa Cruz Island.
Set back on a quiet road beyond the entrance to a courtyard is a French statue from 1880 greeting you welcome. From there you walk through old Swedish church doors to a courtyard and pass a Baroque fountain from a monastery in Austria dated back to 1680. From the courtyard, you enter beautiful iron doors with two Danish crowns from the Queen Schakenborg Castle. In front of you is a guest studio sitting among huge old oak trees with hand-cut doors from Kirala, India.
Entering the main house, you get an immediate unobstructed ocean view where there is a U-shaped terrace with two dining areas. The entrance room itself is spacious with high ceilings. The rooms have open doors and flow into one another to create a casualness that is also somehow museum-like. The floors in the dining room are old walnut tree floors from a castle in Austria – the floors in the living room are wide whitewashed pine wood floors from Sweden. Joining the room sits a beautiful handmade Swedish light green tile fireplace from 1800. Wherever you go there are views of nature through custom-made metal windows.
There are two bedrooms and two baths each with their privacy. The master bedroom has Japanese handmade sliding doors, a walk-in closet, and the bathroom boasts a Japanese bathtub. There is an office, a cozy TV room and library with fireplace. The kitchen is defined with light wood custom cabinetry made from solid Oregon pine, along with professional appliances. Outside the kitchen door is a detached laundry room with a bathroom.
A spiral staircase takes you down to a U-shaped gallery with 12 ft high ceilings and custom-made doors that open up to a fountain, garden, and ocean views. In front of the doors to the fountain, there are two French Baroque Angels from 1720 standing on two Baroque pedestals. Over the Angels are two French Empire lamps from 1810. The gallery itself has a separate private entrance from the driveway. The gallery copper doors are from the State Bank in Malmoe Sweden and the lamps are from the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Beyond the gallery sits a peaceful guest cottage that has its own terrace overlooking the ocean and the garden. All the buildings have black imported Danish tile roofs.
An easy and comfortable indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The simplicity, warmth and open floor plan found at this property make the home suitable for any style of decoration or artwork.
The estate has been featured in several magazines such as Santa Barbara Magazine, California Style Magazine, as well as the cover of Veranda.
Offered at $10,000,000