Thank you, Susannah Gordon, for 10 years of faithful service!
Susannah Gordon, the Casa's long-time Visitor and Volunteer Coordinator, has chosen to step back from her role as a staff member with Casa del Herrero. Susannah brought a charm and warmth to the office that will be impossible to replace. All of us at the Casa are extremely sad to see her go. However, we know that the Casa will forever be a special place for many due to her tireless efforts towards making every volunteer and guest feel welcomed and special during their time here.
Jane Defnet(right), one of the Casa's first Docents and a current Casa Trustee, worked with Susannah very closely through the years and knows just how much Susannah will be missed. Pictured above is Jane reciting one of Susannah's signature songs written to the Docents for one of their monthly meetings. It was this dedication and attention to those volunteers which truly made Susannah a special staff member here.
Once again, thank you Susannah, and we hope you will come back and visit us soon!
- The Casa Team
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.
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