857 Picacho Lane~ Montecito
Year built: 2010 - D.D. Ford | Approximately 6,181sf Home w/ a finished 814sf Basement
3 Bedroom Suites + Two Designer Offices (easily converted to bedrooms), 4.5 Baths
3 Car Garage w/ 1 Bedroom 817 sf Guest House Above | Gardeners Shed w/ Full Bath
Gracefully tucked away on two interior hillside acres, off the esteemed Picacho Lane, this stately compound mixes Southern California living with Southern hospitality. A long, gated driveway leads past manicured oaks, specimen fruit, and ornamental trees to a sprawling motor-court, the main residence and three car garage with spacious 800+sf guest house above. Built in 2010 by the accredited builder DD Ford, the attention to detail and careful choice of materials emits a timeless elegance not to disappoint.
A beautiful mosaic tiled waterfall and inviting stone pathway lead to a grand front porch stretching 33-feet across; complete with fireplace, two comfortable seating areas and built-in heaters. The massive entry foyer showcases an inviting decorative staircase, and will easily handle a congregation of guests as they transition from the porch to the the main entertaining rooms that seamlessly lead into one another. The Martha Stewart inspired gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, and marble countertops is equipped with two large center islands; both offer double sinks, ample counter space, and counter seating/lounging. Open to the kitchen is the open formal living room with artisan custom wood cabinetry, a stunning fireplace, and large picture window which frames the ocean view corridor looking down the coast. The adjoining formal dining room with fireplace opens to an extensive wrap around porch & in ground spa. The remaining rooms at entry are two spacious bedroom suites with exterior access and formal guest bath in the left wing of the residence.
Occupying the second level, the ocean view Master suite with fireplace has Juliet balcony dual baths & closets and bonus room with elevator access and access to the back stairs. Two additional bedrooms, set up as offices, share a large hall bath along with a sleeping porch and family media room.
A stones throw away, the 2-story detached three bay oversized garage/one-bedroom guest residence boasts similar custom interior and exterior detail. The second story entry porch, spacious living room with fireplace, kitchenette, laundry, and large bath with double vanity and soaking tub offer superior privacy and comfort over any length of stay.
Lastly, an original structure to the property; a gardeners shed with full bath is tucked privately under a canopy of manicured oaks.
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