Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, this comfortably understated cottage offers a way of living uncommon in Santa Barbara. Built in 1914, it is situated near lower end of historic Tornoe Road. The setting creates a private, quiet, in-the-country-feeling while remaining close to the heart of Santa Barbara.
Behind the rustic cedar fences substantial oaks frame the classic Arts and Crafts styling of the home. The entire home was revitalized by BoMo design over the last decade, drawing of the classic themes of Greene and Greene.
To gain entry to the cottage you pass under a spreading oak and climb hand a hand-carved sandstone stairway to a classic entry way shaded by a Wisteria arbor. The main entry door is a BoMo creation. It interprets Greene & Greene design elements in a Dutch door with Kokomo glass panes.
As you enter the main living room, you are enveloped in the warmth of natural woods. The room features inlaid hard wood floors, redwood paneling, and exposed beam and plank ceiling. A massive river-rock fireplace provides the focal point for the room.
The formal dining room is adjacent to the living room. If offers views toward the ocean and west facing French doors that open to a wood deck. The craftsman theme is carried out with period woodwork and exposed beam ceiling.
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The kitchen extends the arts and crafts style. Custom cabinetry offers interesting woodworking details. Counter tops include hammered-copper and finished wood surfaces. The sink and drain pan are a matching hammered copper design. The kitchen features a Viking Range and a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a matching custom cabinet exterior.
The master bedroom suite offers views toward the ocean through massive multi-light casement windows.
The adjoining master bath presents a large hand-tooled copper tub, copper sink, and custom craftsman vanity. The bath has hardwood wainscoting. The bath suite opens to a large private deck with pergola and Balinese panel that offers still more views. The master suite includes a water closet with bidet and a large cedar closet.
Down a separate hallway, you will find a guest bedroom, a third bedroom, and a full bath, all design in keeping with the craftsman feel.
905 Tornoe Rd. is the right choice for the person looking to enjoy a simple historic architectural style that focus on design and natural materials. It’s location on Tornoe Rd provide for privacy and quiet will offering easy access to downtown Santa Barbara.