Actor Rob Lowe’s controversial plan to build a 14,000-square-foot dream home on Picacho Lane – news coverage of which sparked the controversy now embroiling the Santa Barbara News-Press – has been appealed to the County Board of Supervisors by Lowe’s neighbor Fred Gluck. Gluck contends that Lowe’s home is excessively large and violates Montecito’s design guidelines; he’s also complained that the 24-foot-tall hedge Lowe has proposed installing for privacy will obstruct his views. Lowe’s plans were narrowly approved by the Montecito Planning Commission by a 3-2 vote on June 21. No date for the appeal has been scheduled.

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