effortless sophistication

860 Picacho Lane, Montecito | offered at $11,300,000


effortless sophistication

860 Picacho Lane, Montecito | offered at $11,300,000



Montecito’s effortless style has never looked better! Perfectly positioned in the Golden Quadrangle and just steps to the Upper Village, 860 Picacho Lane is an expertly crafted, ocean view estate with a floor plan designed for how we live today.

Brought to life by Don Nulty and built by Giffin and Crane in 2008, this remarkable home has recently undergone a transformation and now showcases the easy, breezy style that defines the California coast. Bright, sunlit spaces, surrounded by incredible gardens, epitomize the effortless sophistication and informal elegance for which Montecito is known.




Once inside the beautiful glass and iron front door, a gracious two-story foyer greets you with an elevated sense of arrival.

Limestone anchors the floor and a beautiful iron bannister adds a delicate detail to the adjoining stairwell, which leads to the home’s second level.

The spacious living room epitomizes Montecito’s coveted indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Reclaimed wood floors compliment 6 pairs of arched French doors that lead to the ocean view terrace and covered, heated loggia.

Filled with southerly light and ocean views, this gorgeous space is an easy host for everything from casual weeknight get togethers, holidays, or simply an after-dinner aperitif.

On the southeast corner of the home, an expansive loggia encourages outdoor living options, regardless of the season. Coffered ceilings, stone floors, and an oversized fireplace extend the home’s incredible level of detail and make this an indispensable area for all stages of life. Whether dining for two, or entertaining for 20, this beautiful space is an ideal place to enjoy Montecito’s enviable year-round weather.

The family room connects to the living room and is an ideal place to lounge or stream episodes of your new favorite show.

Three sets of south facing French doors open to the ocean view terrace, further extending the indoor/outdoor flow, welcoming sunlight throughout the day and inviting moonlight in the evening.

A vast galleria runs through the heart of the home.

Exacting horizontal lines adorning the beamed ceiling are softened by graceful arches which lead to the dining room and kitchen. Perfect for an anthology of Montecito Union School art projects or a find from your favorite gallery, the walls are ideal for a collection from your favorite artist.

Easily accommodating large crowds or cozy meals, the dining room is perfect for gatherings of all sizes. The same reclaimed wood floors found in the living room offer a grounding point to a duo of babbling fountains found in the north garden.

The oversized kitchen is both beautiful and functional.

Professional appliances mingle with reclaimed French paver floors and views of the rose garden. Extensive storage includes a butler’s pantry and handsome bar and ensures that your favorite tools and seasonal decorations are always on hand. The breakfast room opens both to the ocean view terrace as well as the colorful rose garden.

Up a second stairwell near the kitchen, discover an en-suite bedroom, bonus room, and large storage closet.

On the east wing of the home, a wonderfully flexible space offers a myriad of living options.

Perfect for a home office or playroom, this room connects to the covered loggia and is an integral space within the home. Coffered ceilings crown the space and complement the reclaimed wood floors.

The lower level of the residence is home to an intimate screening room with stadium seating and a wet bar. A hidden wine cellar ensures that your latest loot from adventures in Paso Robles is perfectly stored and chilled.


Private Spaces

Private Spaces

Give yourself permission to linger in bed in the mornings, on the ocean view terrace at twilight, or in the glow of a warm fireplace on a cool night.

The wonderful master suite spans the entire south side of the second floor and enjoys vast ocean and mountain views.

With dual closets and baths, and an additional flexible space for a secondary office, gym, or nursery, this expansive suite offers abundant creature comforts combined with an easy sense of intimacy.


In addition to the master suite, the second level of the home has a trio of wonderful en suite bedrooms. Each gracious in their own right, all three suites gaze to the mountains. Gorgeous views, beautiful baths, and ample closets are signatures of each of the bedrooms. In addition to the main stairwell, the second level is conveniently and easily accessed by an elevator. The home’s elevator allows you to enjoy the convenience of single level living but with the benefit of a second-story view.


outdoor destinations

outdoor destinations

Spanning the entire southern length of the home, an expansive terrace looks to the sea and offers an introduction to the lush grounds.


Fragrant roses and jasmine perfume the terrace with Montecito’s signature scent, while vast ocean and mountain views let you know you are home. As an extension of the main living spaces, the terraces capture the essence of Montecito’s amazing lifestyle.

Meander down a beautiful stone staircase to the grounds and pool terrace. Additional ocean view dining areas, replete with outdoor BBQ, offer an alternative setting for al fresco meals as well as for poolside entertaining. Adjacent to the lovely one-bedroom guest house, this area of the property will quickly become one of your favorite outdoor destinations.

Wander the 2+ acres and come upon a lush terraced garden. An unexpected delight, this stunning setting is surrounded by verdant botanicals and lauded by the soft sounds of a stone fountain. Whether for concerts, croquet, or an impromptu dance recital, the flat grounds are ideal for all of life’s seasons. As part of a private water company, 860 Picacho Lane enjoys eternally lush grounds.

The beautiful one-bedroom guest house offers wonderful accommodations for visitors and loved ones.

Accessed by a private lane off of East Mountain Drive, and with ample parking and its own garage, the guest house functions as a private oasis on the estate.

This effortless estate, boasting the Central Coast’s best address and with vast ocean views and lush grounds, defines the very essence of Montecito. With everything on your wishlist and more, this is your opportunity to experience what dreams are made of.