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We took this old adobe house down to the mud bricks and remodeled it by hand with mostly reclaimed materials into a super cute warm contemporary cottage. It's an 850 sqr ft one bedroom with hardwood floors throughout. There is a woodstove in the front room and a custom-built 12'x4' daybed that can sleep two in a pinch. Great for lounging side by side in front of the fire. A bathroom floor tiled in pennies, handmade cushions, unique textiles and original art give the house a special Marfa style charm. There is one bathroom with a tub & shower, gas heat, a swamp cooler, full kitchen, big closet, covered back porch and a big fenced back yard with a fire pit. The house is just a block south of the Thunderbird Hotel, close to everything in town (everything is close to everything). This house is great for a single person or couple but can squeeze in a couple more if you're all good friends and don't mind close quarters. Nice neighbors, safe, quiet neighborhood (except for passing trains and peacocks) . I've provided a list of restaurants, stores and art museums with hours and contact info.
Double/full bed. There is a 12ft. long daybed in the living room that can sleep 1 adult or two kids end to end and is also incredibly comfortable as a snuggle couch. There is also a queen inflatabed. ...moreless
shower and tub, gas heater, low-flow toilet, on-demand water heater, penny-tiled floor...moreless
World-class minimalist art at the Chinati Foundation, peak into Donald Judd's world at the Judd Foundation, amazing stars and dark skies, readings by writers in residence with the Lannan Foundation, Marfa Book Co., performances at the Crowley Theater, McDonald Observatory, Food Shark, Grilled Cheese Parlor And Museum Of Electronic Wonders, Camp Bosworth's art at The Wrong Store, live music at Padre's & Planet Marfa, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, CineMarfa Film Fest, margaritas by the fountain at Jett's Grill in the Hotel Paisano, trains whistling through town, Marfa Public Radio, contemporary art at Ballroom Marfa and great opening parties, visiting musicians, Farm Stand on Saturday mornings, handmade boots at Cobra Rock Boot Co., amazing date pudding and great food at Cochineal, fancy drinks and appetizers at Maiya's, beautiful architecture, get anyplace in town by bike, sunset walks along the railroad tracks, birding, art galleries, cute shops, happenings....moreless
cutest woodstove ever and it cranks heat. wood pile in backyard....moreless
Le Creuset pots & pans, cast iron skillets, utensils, full set of dishes & silverware, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, good knives, condiments & spices...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Great little kitchen stocked with about everything you would need including basic condiments and spices as well as cooking/eating utensils and appliances. No microwave or dishwasher but we do have a toaster and good chef knives....moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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Refundable Damage Deposit$200
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Marfa is a mecca for minimalist and contemporary art pilgrims, writers, artists, film makers, collectors etc. It's a small town with big art, a great bookstore, great food, amazing artists and craftsmen and super friendly, interesting people.
Year Purchased: 2007
About: I am a clothing, jewelry & interiors designer and until very recently had a store in Marfa called Fancy Pony Land. The store featured my clothing, train-squashed penny jewelry and artwork as well as work by artist friends from Marfa and around the country. Last year the store was featured in Vogue as one of their 20 favorite stores in 20 cities. The house reflects this artist-made sensibility.
This spring we moved to the Grand Canyon, where my husband is a backcountry Park Ranger. We lived in Marfa for 5 years and were super sad to leave the coolest small town in America and some of the world's best people. We come back whenever we can but when we're not there you can enjoy Marfa and the house for us.
Why Marfa: We fell in love with Marfa after living in the tiny village of Redford (SE of Marfa on the Rio Grande) for 5 winters. It was really the people of Marfa and the good friends we made there that made us want to buy a house. This house was a good cute fixer-upper project for us. Just when we got it fixed up perfectly, we moved!
The Unique Benefits at this House: We have wonderful neighbors and a great central location. Marfa is a truly unique town that combines the sophistication and culture of a big city with the sweetness, friendliness and safety of a small town. People look out for one another and there is always something interesting going on. It is a town full of artists, characters and Texas tall tales.