Private 1/2 Acre Tropical Retreat -  238 Toro Canyon Rd  -  Carpinteria -  $1,245,000

A rare find! This gated and lushly landscaped almost 1/2 acre property in Toro Canyon is just a short distance to the beaches, and the restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Montecito, Summerland and Santa Barbara.  The spacious, light-filled three bedroom, three bathroom main house offers a peek of ocean and island views, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, chef's kitchen, walk-in pantry and floor-to-ceiling windows that invite the ocean breezes in.  There is a detached studio/office, full craftsman's workshop, and an outbuilding perfect for garden storage or a children's playhouse.  Terraced walkways lead to a lower level fern grotto, two additional spacious bonus units, and a walk-in basement that provides vast storage possibilities.  Other features include hook-ups for three sets of washer/dryers, an oversized garage and parking for up to six cars, a boat or RV.  A spa, gazebo, koi pond, fruit trees, and raised planter beds complete this very special property.  Summerland School District.  MLS #13-1046