Casa del Herrero, Santa Barbara

4.8
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Santa Barbara
When visitors come to Casa del Herrero, or the “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 created by Ralph Stevens, Lockwood de Forest, and Francis T. Underhill.



Today, the 11-acre estate functions as a nonprofit organization with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the Steedman family’s collection of fifteenth and sixteenth-century fine and decorative art objects from the “Golden Age” of Spain, books, sketchbooks, drawings, and horticultural records. Casa del Herrero is preserved and stewarded for the benefit of the community, and can be visited with advance reservations.
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  • The Casa del Herrero, a charming piece of Montecito history, is a collaboration between an important local architect who specialized in the hispano-moresque style and his patron, a prosperous business...  more »
  • Did not know this place even existed despite numerous trips to SB over the decades. Well worth the trip! Need reservations in advance as tour sizes are limited. Look for the beautiful tiles all over t...  more »
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  • Extraordinary private home designed by George Washington Smith and built in the Spanish style with antiques and beautiful gardens in the heart of Montecito. Preserved and maintained by volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. Limited tours by appointment with well versed and devoted docents. Well worth the wait to see the house and grounds.
  • Unique place with rich history. Worth the wait. Hard to get in due to village limitations. Book in advance.

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