Casa del Herrero Classic Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

by THAT Painter Lady

I love this house… it’s got the best architectural classic Spanish colonial revival bones. You can see in the video below that this home has some of the classic George Washington Smith details.

Casa Del Herrero: The Romance of Spanish Colonial

I found this bit of detail on Wikipedia:

Casa del Herrero ( ‘House of the Blacksmith’ ) was designed for George Fox Steedman and his wife, from St. Louis, by the renowned architect George Washington Smith.

The residence was completed in 1925. 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 —considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America.

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. In the 1930s his former associate Lutah Maria Riggs designed the jewel-like octagonal library addition for the Steedmans. Today the estate is recognized as a masterpiece of the American Country Place era, rare with undiminished acreage and exceptional continuity of stewardship.

Docent-led Tours of the Casa del Herrero house, gardens and workshop are available by reservation. The Casa del Herrero Foundation offers the tours on Wednesday and Saturday, at 10 am and 2 pm. The address is 1387 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108.

 

Now… doesn’t that video make you want to visit this home? I do… and I would be one of ‘those’ people that would be taking pictures of the hinges. 🙂

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason February 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

OMG, that video was amazing. George Washington Smith is one of my biggest inspirations along with Addison Mizner. I’m majoring in architectural design and I want to focus on restoration and revival projects, so watching this video really fuels my passion for Spanish architecture; the world’s most romantic style. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

THAT Painter Lady February 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

Good Luck in you journey Jason! Go for your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. (I love George Washington Smith style so much!)

Osvaldo June 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you
relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know
what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when
you could be giving us something enlightening to
read?

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