This off-the-beaten-path experience is truly a hidden gem and one of Montecito's best kept secrets. Casa del Herrero is a historic estate designed and constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture.
Completed in 1925, the home (designed by architect George Washington Smith) is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009.
The home and gardens are open for public viewing by ticketed reservation only. Most of the original furniture from 1925 is still in the home, so you can actually feel what it would have been like to live their.
The Steedman Estate is one of the best preserved, historically significant, and intact examples of the ‘heyday’ of Montecito estates in the 1920s. The creation of the property reflects a remarkable synthesis of culture, artistic expression, natural environment, and historical antecedents.
Public Tours: Mid-January – mid-December, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Group tours available other days. Reservations required for ALL tours. Call to arrange a time: 805-565-5653, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual tours at www.casadelherrero.com.
Content & Images: Brianne Limani & Casa del Herrero
1387 East Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
For more information on George Washington Smith homes in Montecito and Santa Barbara contact Susan Pate.