Pearl Chase Society’s Annual Historic Homes Tour Spotlights
Montecito Hedgerow Homes
For more than 18 years, Pearl Chase Society, a nonprofit conservancy dedicated to preserving Santa Barbara and Montecito’s historic sites, landscapes and heritage, has featured diverse architectural landmarks in their annual Historic Homes Tour. On May 20, guests are encouraged to gather together and tour five unique 20th-century residences hidden in the hedgerows of Montecito. These five homes have purposefully been chosen to represent the unique culture, history and style of the upscale oceanside town. On the tour, attendees can expect to explore homes that flaunt Montecito’s Spanish Colonial Revival style from acclaimed architects George Washington Smith, William Edwards and Joseph Plunkett, as well as homes that exude hints of romantic European and Mediterranean influences. The mix of traditional and nontraditional architectural design provide an inside look at a snapshot of the past that has been preserved and protected for decades. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $80 for Pearl Chase Society members and $85 for nonmembers, with a portion of the proceeds going toward repairing damage done by the Thomas Fire and resulting debris flow. For more information, visit pearlchasesociety.org.
This story was originally published in the spring 2018 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.