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Casa del Herrero, Santa Barbara

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • Liz was our guide, and she was wonderful. This home and garden. were beyond beautiful ! The story, of the house, was fascinating!  more »
  • This small house tucked away in Montecito is a perfect place for a lover of history, art, Spanish-Colonial architecture, gardens, and even blacksmithing! Some of the artwork in the house is directly.....  more »
  • Classic Spanish Revival House and Garden that were planned with each other in mind in 1925. The house has all of its original contents and the house and garden that have been cared for continually.....  more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful spanish furniture inside the home. No pictures allowed inside only outside. Too bad! Great detail went into the customizing the home.
  • Beautiful! Had a great docent and learned a lot of fun history. Highly recommend.
  • 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.

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