Thursday, April 7, 2016

Located in the downtown Taos historic district, this stunning, remodeled, old adobe home graces a ridge near the La Loma Plaza area. Originally built in 1880. In 1944 it became the home and gallery of Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak,contemporary painters who formed the nucleus of a group of painters in Taos who would come to be known as the "Taos Moderns". The current owner completely resorted and remodeled the home in 2005 and 2006, keeping, and even enhancing, it's wonderful character and style, adding a sense of whimsy while making it modern, timeless and functional. This 3089 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 3 baths PLUS 2 studio/office spaces making the floor plan versatile to your needs. There are 4 kiva fireplaces, and viga and latilla ceilings. The floors are rich, rare, reclaimed hardwood or flagstone or tile. Updated, modern kitchen (with Viking range/oven) and baths. Huge, great room for studio space or living room with high ceilings and dramatic fireplace. The second floor master suite has access to an enchanting covered porch, a Juliet balcony over-looking the back yard, a full bath and walk-in closet. Through the second bedroom and bath, find a hidden passage way to another large, open studio space. Additional features include: .447 acre lot. Natural plastered walls. Artistic nichos. Ample storage throughout. Front courtyard with gardens and trees. Fruit tree orchard with pear, white peach, cherry and apple trees. Walled and gated back yard with dramatic stonework. Custom gates. This home embodies the Taos of the past...but with all of the modern conveniences, this just may be your future!
MLS 98057 $795,000

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