Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Casa del Herrero

Casa del Herrero, located in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California
This estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark.

I visited Casa del Herrero in January to meet with Molly Barker the director about arranging to have an artist from England to teach a Botanical Art class later in 2013.  The estate is planning on hosting art workshops in the coming years.

The 1920's estate was designed and constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture,

The principal architect of the house was George Washington Smith, one of the architects credited with creating the Santa Barbara's rich legacy of Spanish Colonial Revival design.

The estate covers 11 acres in Montecito with gardens designed in the Moorish style.

In the early 1930's George Steedman worked with architect Floyd Brewster on the design of his workshop. Steedman became interested in silversmithing in the mid 1920's and in 1927 studied with George Gebelein, the foremost American silversmith, in Boston

To take a tour of Casa del Herrero and for more information on the estate, visit their website at

Stay tuned for more details in the months to come.

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