The original 3 rooms are over a hundred years old, bought after the war by Louis Ribak and Bea Mandelman, who started the Taos Modernist Movement in the huge studio, where Louis had his Art School.Purchased by the current owner updated and restored with impeccable attention to detail and the highest quality of materials in 2007.This unique 4000 sq ft home blends the old with the newest green technology to offer a truly comfortable retreat.The flexible space has been set up to accommodate artists either working alone or working together in the big studio,or the smaller back studio/bedroom.The big studio could be used as a yoga studio,or whatever you need space for, including a large family dinner or pajama party.There is a twin bed trundle in this large room.
As you pass through the welcoming white gates you are aware that this house is totally made by and lived in by artists.
You enter the cozy living room and see one of 4 working kiva fireplaces, and the adjoining dining room, which seats up to 6.Entering the kitchen is like going into a magic tiled play kitchen which has been appointed with a Viking six burner gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and fully equipped with all you need to prepare and serve your meals.The large master bedroom is upstairs with a queen bed,a day bed, a full tiled bath, and a walk-in shelved closet.It has a small Juliet balcony overlooking the beautiful back courtyard,and a larger balcony looking to the front. Another queen bedroom(with kiva fireplace) is downstairs, with another full bath.This is shared with the third bedroom, which has an extra long full bed, and its own kive fireplace.The adjoining large studio has a kive fireplace, and can have work tables and pin up walls, or can be used for any activity where you need more space.There are doors to the beautiful back courtyard from the dining room and big studio.
This court yard has an amazing stone
amphitheater,very quiet and private, with table and chairs for outdoor dining.
Reviewed by: Ali Montgomery from McKinney, Texas
Reviewed on: 03/15/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
300007 - 3 BR Restored Artist Home,easy walk to Taos Plaza
Besides being extremely comfortable and having plenty of everything anyone could/would need, it was a feast for the eyes! We enjoyed all of the terraces with great views and privacy as well as fireplaces. The artwork, architectural details and beautiful furniture add so much to the experience, too. Very romantic yet has plenty of room to spread a family out as well. We really enjoyed our walks in to town and love the location. We all look so forward to staying here again!!! We miss it already!
73 miles north of Santa Fe, walk to Taos Plaza
3 miles from Taos Pueblo, longest continuously occupied pueblo.
Taos Ski Valley has one of the best ski schools in the country.
Taos has 4 art museums, interesting shops, and fabulous hiking.