National Register of Historic Places in Santa Barbara County
Acacia Lodge is a very good example of the local variant of Arts and Crafts architecture. The residence embodies the Arts and Crafts ideals of integrated design and unity with nature.
The building was constructed in 1917 by William Augustus Whittlesey Brownell, a local developer who built a number of rental properties near Acacia Lodge. Brownell designed each house inside and out, furnished each to the smallest detail, sited each to take advantage of mountain scenery, laid out the grounds, and choose and planted all flowers, trees, and shrubs from his own nursery.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1997.