Rustic Style

  • Pool and Guesthouse: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Outside, pathways meander through the grounds and past the black-bottomed pool, arriving at an enchanting guesthouse.   See the Image

  • Pool and Landscape: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Guests around the pool can enjoy the sensation of being part of nature.   See the Image

  • Dining Patio: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Celebrating harmony in nature, almost every room opens up to the exquisitely landscaped outdoor areas and terraces designed by Eric Nagelmann. Just off the great room, this patio is perfect for…   See the Image

  • Landscape: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Exquisitely landscaped grounds create a stunning setting harmonious with the home's surroundings and complementary to the views.   See the Image

  • Master Suite: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    At the top of the stairs, the master suite is a spacious yet intimate hideaway. The sitting room enjoys dramatic ocean and mountain views and cozies up to its own fireplace. The bed is tucked away in…   See the Image

  • Library: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Built-in shelving lines the walls of the library, which could also serve as a cozy den. A full bathroom and closet allow for a third bedroom suite in the house.   See the Image

  • Kitchen: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Just off the living room, the gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream with top-of-the-line appliances and a walk-in pantry. Rough-hewn wooden beams ornament the ceiling.   See the Image

  • Hallway: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    Original murals and eclectic decor grace the hallway.   See the Image

  • Great Room: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    French doors in the living room offer stunning ocean views immediately upon entering the home. Truly a great room, the space boasts soaring pitched ceilings, an expansive second-story loft currently…   See the Image

  • Entrance: Joel Schumacher's Rustic Retreat in Carpinteria, Calif.

    The director hired architect Don Nulty to design the home, which features reclaimed wood from several 200-year-old barns.   See the Image