736 Toro Canyon Rd
Sitting in a peaceful canyon on approximately 7 acres, this unique Scandinavian architectural estate is framed by embracing hills with unobstructed ocean views towards the sacred mountains on Santa Cruz Island. The golden light greets you in the morning and continues to flow through the home until a beautiful sunset appears over the ocean. The property has an expansive art gallery, that offers an unforgettable architectural experience. Designed by Leif Aarestrup, founder of the Lief Gallery in Los Angeles, this estate is a rare art collection in and of itself boasting a Baroque fountain from an Austrian monastery circa 1680, French Empire lamps from 1810, an 1880 French statue at the courtyard entrance, and beautiful iron doors with two Danish crowns from the Queen Schakenborg Castle. 736 Toro Canyon Rd is more than just a real estate offering, but rather an artistic experience, a tranquil place of healing, and a time capsule of history and simplicity.
There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house. The ocean view living room, equipped with whitewashed pine wooded floors from Sweden, opens to a massive U-shaped outdoor deck through beautiful custom made metal doors. Joining the living room sits a handmade, Swedish fireplace from 1800. The ocean view dining room, with wooden walnut tree floors from a castle in Austria, opens directly to a gracious kitchen with custom cabinetry made from solid Oregon pine, along with professional appliances. The master bedroom has Japanese handmade sliding doors, a walk-in closet, and the bathroom boasts a Japanese bathtub. The main house also hosts a lovely ensuite guest room with its own bathroom. There is also a cozy television room, library with fireplace, and an office – all of which enjoy views of nature through custom-made metal windows.
A spiral staircase takes you down to a U-shaped gallery with 12 ft. ceilings and custom-made doors that open to a fountain, garden and incredible ocean views. The gallery copper doors are from the State Bank in Sweden and the lamps are from the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark. The U-shaped gallery boasts multiple ocean and island view sitting areas, each offering a unique experience.
Beyond the gallery sits two peaceful and secluded guest cottages, each with their own private terrace overlooking incredible scenery. One guest cottage rests among huge, old oak trees with hand-cut doors from Kirala, India. The lower guest cottage off the gallery overlooks the Pacific ocean and expansive fields of emerald grass on the secluded 7+ acre parcel. These detached and private guest cottages make this offering flexible for many different lifestyles and needs. All structures on the property have black imported Danish tile roofs.
This unique estate offers captivating views, simplicity, warmth and an open floor plan suitable for any style of decorations and artwork.
Offered at $8,000,000