Spaces ~ Sunday, May 19, 2013
at Casa del Herrero
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to spend a lovely late
afternoon with us at our biennial art event, “Preserving Precious Spaces
Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm, when some of
Santa Barbara’s best plein air painters and passionate art lovers assemble for
a festive celebration in the magical Casa gardens, with passed hors d’oeuvres,
wine, and approximately 150 happy, art-loving guests.
Call today for reservations or more information.
805-565-5653. Casa del Herrero is a 501(c)3organization.
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Our exceptional book Casa del Herrero, the Romance of Spanish Colonial
by Robert Sweeney, photography by Matt Walla, is available in bookstores
near you! Published by Rizzoli International, it is generously
illustrated with historic pictures, drawings and contemporary photographs. Over
four years in the making, the book has succeeded due to the good wishes and
hard work of many in the Casa family.
Please click here for a book order
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Santa Barbara's Newest
National Historic Landmark...
Jan 16, 2009
D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced the
designation of nine new National Historic Landmarks in recognition of their
importance in interpreting the heritage and history of the United States. The
landmarks are located in Connecticut, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California,
Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arizona.
“The historical and cultural developments
reflected by these new National Historic Landmarks is tremendous,” Kempthorne
Estate (Casa del Herrero), Montecito, CA, is considered one of the most
fully developed and intact examples of America’s Country Place Era that took
form and flourished on the West Coast in the early 20th century (See link to
The Cultural Landscape Foundation on the About Us page). The estate features
the landscape design of Ralph K. Stevens, Lockwood de Forest, Jr., and Francis
T. Underhill and the architecture of George Washington Smith and other West
Coast designers under the direction of the owner, George Steedman, who was a
collector of antiquities and an amateur silversmith. The estate represents a
remarkable fusion of landscape design, architecture, horticulture, and interior
design, reflecting the influence of the antiquities, architecture, and gardens
of Mediterranean Europe, particularly the region of Andalusia in southern
Spain, and resonding to the splendid climate, ideal growing conditions,
Hispanic roots, and scenic beauty of the Southern California landscape. The
estate represents the synthesis of what would become a nationally recognized
California Style of landscape design and an important stage in the evolution of
Spanish Colonial Revival domestic design in the United States.