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Experience Casa del Herrero

When visitors come to the Casa del Herrero estate (House of the Blacksmith), they are transported back to Montecito in the 1920s and 1930s — the heyday of the original owner George Fox Steedman. Designed by George Washington Smith, the Casa is one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and maintains National Historic Landmark status in part due to its Moorish-style gardens.

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★★★★

“See how the ‘other half’ lived during the early years in Santa Barbara. As a native of Santa Barbara I am blown away by this amazing ‘Casa’. Very special glimpse into the early culture of the ultra rich in Santa Barbara.”

Brenda visited 01/2017
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“As a child I grew up running around the paths and orchards of this lovely estate. My grandparents were the head grounds keeper and house staff for the Bass family that the estate belonged to. If you like Spanish architecture, this George Washington Smith estate is one of the most beautiful there is.”

Joni visited 09/2016
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“Mediterranean style design inspiration. Casa del Herrero a National Historic Landmark in Montecito, California. Designed by George Washington Smith and built in 1925, this estate with beautiful gardens exemplifies the iconic Santa Barbara style.”

Susan visited 12/06/2016
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Birdhouse Sundial Renovation Preserves Cherished Piece of Casa History

After reading an article in Sunset Magazine titled “Why Don’t You Build a Sundial for Your Sunset Garden?” in June 1933, Gorge Fox Steedman was inspired, and created a birdhouse sundial, which today remains an iconic item in Casa del Herrero’s south garden.

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