This estate is a masterpiece of 1920s design. The mansion, designed by Santa Barbara architect George Washington Smith, is a restrained yet unabashedly romantic expression of the Spanish Colonial Revival that was so popular in Southern California during the 1920s.
The mansion's piece de resistance is five-acres of gardens and grounds. A dramatic stepped waterfall of cascading shells, fed by the fountain at a classical terrace. leads down the hillside in three sections to another tree-shaded terrace.