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Picacho Paradise


691 Picacho Lane, Montecito - offered at $16,500,000

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Picacho Paradise


691 Picacho Lane, Montecito - offered at $16,500,000


4 bd / 5 full ba / 1 half ba Main House     3 BD / 1 full ba / 1 half ba guest house     6,381 sq ft main house approx    

5.01 acres approx     1986 year built     Montecito union school district     e-brochure


Sweeping ocean views and dramatic mountain panoramas are on full display at this magnificent estate, known as Gloria. In the heart of the Golden Quadrangle and spanning 5 acres on Picacho Lane, this estate is part of an elite group of Montecito’s most iconic legacy properties.

Enter through the gates to ascend the long, meandering drive, enshrouded in a canopy of lacy live oaks and past a botany of botanicals. At first blush, the estate appears to be a lush garden property filled with verdant grounds and ancient specimen trees.

 
 

Only as you reach the crest of the motor court and peer through the front door is the estate’s true wonder - the breathtaking ocean views - finally revealed.

Relish in the rarified air that can only be enjoyed from Gloria’s incredible location. With vast views of the sea and sprawling grounds, Gloria perfectly captures the very essence of Montecito’s renowned natural beauty. From every room of the residence, incredible views are center stage; each vantage point offering a different visual composition that showcases one of its natural muses.

Whether you prefer the ocean sightlines, majestic mountain views, or would rather be tucked away within the romantic gardens, Gloria’s position indulges all three desires.

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Timeless Architecture


Timeless Architecture



The main residence is an elegant study in timeless architecture. Regal public rooms pair with generous private spaces to offer a beautiful backdrop for formal entertaining as well as casual everyday living.

The formal living room features three sets of French doors the lead to an expansive outdoor terrace and fill the room with natural light.

The adjacent formal dining room also opens to the south-facing terrace which allows for wonderful entertaining and al fresco experiences.

For more casual occasions, the kitchen/great room is a perfect place to hang out and watch the big game or simply enjoy an easy evening with friends.

 
 

The main floor master suite is nestled among the gardens and has an expansive footprint.

With dual closets, a sizable bath, and a sitting room, the master suite offers comfortable and elegant accommodations.

Three additional bedroom suites, two of which look to the ocean, are wonderful for guests, loved ones, or staff.

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Nature's Playground


Nature's Playground



An extensive series of terraces open to the lap pool and look to the sea beyond. Lounging has never been more inviting!

 
 

Whether you prefer poolside afternoons or moonlit dips under the stars, this iconic setting is guaranteed to delight. Step outside to nature’s finest playground and find time to nurture your body as well as your soul.

 
 

Throughout the estate, abundant fruit trees inspire your next meal and opportunities for hyper-local produce. Fig, apple, lemon, lime, avocado, and banana trees populate the grounds and offer a wonderful compliment to passion fruit, blackberries, boysenberries, plums, and old vine grapes. Raised vegetable beds and an extensive herb garden mean a fabulous local farmer’s market is always at your fingertips! Two private water wells ensure all plants and trees are well cared for throughout the year.

 

A charming three bedroom guest house is a perfect place to live should you choose to add on to, or build a new residence. Private from the main residence yet just a moment away, the guesthouse is ideally located on the southern portion of the property.


As one of Montecito's most significant properties, Gloria offers an elusive combination of the elements that discerning buyers expect. Located on Montecito’s most prominent street and surrounded by, ultra-luxe estates, Gloria joins an elite group of legacy properties that offer pedigree, prestige, and views of the mountains and the sea. The incredible, long, private drive offers a sense of drama and anticipation as you approach the motor court.

Sprawling grounds gently slope southward and allow for the main residence to reign over the full estate. Sweeping views and natural beauty are seen in every direction. Five, nearly flat, usable acres offer room to build a large and grand estate if so desired. Regardless of your vision, Gloria offers a venerable playground and unspoiled canvas. Here your wildest dreams can easily become a reality.