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Casa del Herrero(house of the blacksmith)

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.

Spanish Colonial Architecture with quintessential GWS fountains

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 fountains at Casa del Herrero are undergoing restoration to it's former glory.

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.

Stunning Spanish tiles and foutains with a high level of attention to detail.

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.

The estate grounds are meticulously maintained showcasing this architecturally significant home

Public Tours: Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and reservations are required.

Reservations required for ALL tours. Call to arrange a time: 805-565-5653, or email Virtual tours at

Content & photos courtesy of Everyday Runaway


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