Toro Canyon Getaway Home in Santa Barbara

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An escape from Los Angeles, this Bestor Architecture home is hidden away in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California. The site is located near Montecito and faces the quiet side of a national park. Clad in Alaskan cedar wood, the home has a natural yet polished look that complements the backyard pool and garden. The house itself is broken up by three courtyards which provide sunlight, ventilation, and wind buffering. Sliding glass doors open to the courtyard living room, integrating the indoor and outdoor spaces.



Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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