George Washington Smith: Dietrich house (Montecito, Calif.)



George Washington Smith was commissioned by Alfred Dietrich, an heir to an oil manufacturing fortune who also owned a railroad line, to design servants quarters and a garage for his property on Park Lane. This smaller house was built prior to the large main house for Dietrich, who secured Addison Mizner to be the architect for the main portion of the estate. These drawings and renderings are for a three bedroom, three bathroom house, with two car garage, and living quarters for chauffeur.


George Washington Smith, architect
Lutah Maria Riggs, renderer


George Washington Smith papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.




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George Washington Smith, architect Lutah Maria Riggs, renderer, “George Washington Smith: Dietrich house (Montecito, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021,