Located up a private hedgerow on prestigious Picacho Lane is a stunning estate property on two sun-drenched acres. A stately circular motor court leads to the gated entrance garden shaded by specimen olive trees. From the entry gallery one is greeted with spectacular views to the ocean. High beamed ceilings create an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance. The gracious living room with its 18th century French limestone fireplace offers panoramic views and is a respite for relaxation and conversation. A terraced outdoor room extends from the living room out to the expansive lawns. The exquisite dining room features faux finish walls and a timber beam and plank ceiling and is serviced by a full butler’s pantry. Views to the ocean are offered through floor to ceiling glass doors that open to an intimate outdoor courtyard with fireplace. The spectacular family room, kitchen and dining area features vaulted beam ceilings and a handsome raised stone-hearth fireplace. Bookcases and entertainment area add to its warmth. The kitchen cabinetry is pecan wood and the counters and huge central island are clad in granite slab. The backsplashes are finished with a custom tile pattern. Once again a south facing terrace with BBQ area is adjacent to this wonderful room. The master bedroom is of grand proportions and offers an additional private terrace for enjoyment of the garden and views. The master suite is composed of two massive walk-in closets, a large private office (that could easily be transformed into an additional bedroom) and a spectacular master bath with antique French limestone floor, oversize double shower in travertine slab, Jacuzzi spa, counter splashes are also in travertine slab and back splashes are a custom design tile pattern. The bedroom suite is fully carpeted. A large guest bedroom with views to the mountains features a loft with two rooms that is accessed by a captain’s ladder. The formal entry gallery and public rooms have magnificent oak flooring. The outdoor terraces all lead to the vast lawns of the lower garden, a park setting, with a beautiful guest house and hedged, private swimming pool area. The vistas to the mountains are breathtaking and offer complete seclusion and covered trellis. The guest house features a large bedroom and living area with kitchenette, and a private covered terrace that offers mountain views.
The property consists of two separate legal parcels that would allow the construction of another home on the lower acre. The northern perimeter of the property is ringed with large oaks and features citrus trees, stone fruit and features a secluded enclosed batting or golf practice area.
The Picacho Lane estate offers truly unparalleled ocean and mountain views, coupled with the ultimate in privacy. Truly for the discriminating buyer who yearns for the epitome of elegance and refinement in Montecito.