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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  • My husband and I visited recently. We are from the general area and had run out of things to do so we decided to see this, plus it would be an opportunity to visit a Montecito house (which I will...  more »
  • This is a beautiful house but what really makes it special is the art work, mostly brought over from Spain and elsewhere in Europe a hundred years ago, that was designed into the house, not just hung....  more »
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  • Don't miss it. Fascinating. Well kept attraction filled with history, art and great visuals1
  • Great docent led tour, beautiful buildings and grounds. Must see.

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