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Casa del Herrero, Santa Barbara

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Casa del Herrero (also known as the Steedman Estate) is a home and gardens located in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California. It was designed by George Washington Smith, and is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and made a National Historic Landmark on January 16, 2009. Today the entire 11-acre (4.5 ha) site is owned and operated as a historic house museum and garden by the non-profit Casa del Herrero Foundation, with the goal of restoring and preserving the house and grounds.
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  • The gardens are lovely and the former owner, who took up blacksmithing and iron working in a big way, adorned his home with an array of intriguing dragons. Great fun 
    The gardens are lovely and the former owner, who took up blacksmithing and iron working in a big way, adorned his home with an array of intriguing dragons. Great fun  more »
  • Liz was our guide, and she was wonderful. This home and garden. were beyond beautiful ! The story, of the house, was fascinating! 
    Liz was our guide, and she was wonderful. This home and garden. were beyond beautiful ! The story, of the house, was fascinating!  more »
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  • Incredibly special. Like an intimate Hearst Castle. If u love the decorative arts and appreciate Spanlsh Revival architecture, beautiful details and local history this is for you. Our guide Sally was amazing.
  • Very interesting historical George Washington Smith property in amazing original condition, like in a time capsule. Gardens and workshop also very nice and worth seeing. Excellent docent-led tours. Well worth the wait to get a reservation.

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