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 Restoring the Fountain to Youth

If you're just now learning about Casa del Herrero, you may have noticed that the fountains and tiles here at the Casa are some of the finest installed in Santa Barbara. However, due to Santa Barbara's extraordinarily hard water, maintaining the pristine finish on the delicate tile faces is an enormous challenge. Luckily, due to the dedication and generosity of the public and the expertise of Rosa Lowinger and her team at RLA Conservation of Art and Architecture we have been able to restore one of our fountains to its original glory.

If you would like to learn more about our ongoing restoration projects, volunteer opportunities, or if you would simply like to see the Casa for the first time on a docent-led tour, please call us at 805-565-5653!

Casa del Herrero is one of California's most beautiful landmarks and we are always excited to share the house and garden with someone new.




Casa del Herrero

Few of Montecito’s legendary estates remain essentially unchanged. The Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.

George Fox Steedman, an industrialist, engineer, and amateur architect, had a vision for the house and grounds that went beyond fashion, and he assembled an extraordinary team of architects, landscape architects, antiquarians, and horticulturists to produce the Casa del Herrero estate (House of the Blacksmith)—recognized today as a masterpiece of the Country Place era. His participation in every detail of the property’s buildings, furnishings, and gardens is the reason the estate makes a single artistic statement that is greater than the sum of its parts. Today the entire 11-acre site is owned and operated as a historic house museum and garden by the Casa del Herrero, a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization, with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the family’s collection of antiques, books, sketchbooks, drawings, and horticultural records.

Tours of the Casa del Herrero house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation only. Call our office at 805-565-5653.

We invite you to come experience this graceful Montecito estate ... 

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"Private tour" January 22, 2017 - A TripAdvisor Traveler Read 141 reviews of Casa del Herrero


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