Project posted by Miguel Covarrubias

857 Picacho Ln


From Miguel Covarrubias

Crysta Metzger, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist affiliated with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has listed the Montecito home of beloved No. 1 New York Times-Bestselling Author Sue Grafton for $6,999,000. Located at 857 Picacho Ln. in Montecito, Calif., the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, one-partial- bathroom and approximately 6,181-square-foot traditional home was designed by Sue Grafton and her husband Steve Humphrey and built by DD Ford in 2010.

“Showcasing a southern flair, this traditional home is filled with Martha Stewart’s collection of colors and does not have a single white wall. The eaves of the home are painted in Haint
blue to keep the spirits and haints out, which is the Southern pronunciation of haunt,” said Metzger. “Mixing Southern California living with southern hospitality, the home’s attention to detail and careful choice of materials emit a timeless elegance not to disappoint.”

Tucked away on approximately two interior hillside acres off Picacho Lane, the approximately 5,790-square-foot main residence encompasses a foyer, formal living room with a fireplace, dining room with a fireplace, media room, office and a chef's kitchen with marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a pantry. Upstairs, the master suite boasts a balcony, fireplace and marble bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower and dual sinks. A long, gated driveway leads past manicured oaks, specimen fruit and ornamental trees to a motor court and a detached three-car garage with an approximately 800-square-foot guesthouse above.

To view the home, contact Crysta Metzger at 805-453-8700 or

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