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Charm, Space: Historic Artists' Home and Studio, Walk to Plaza

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 full tiled bath(bathtub, European hand held shower), 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.(bathtub, hand held shower)This is shared with the third bedroom, which has an extra long full bed, and its own kive fireplace.On the other side of the living room is the large studio with a kive fireplace,and 14 ft tall latela ceiling. In this big studio there is a bathroom with the best tiled stand up shower, filtered water.It could have work tables and pin up walls in the studio, or can be used for any activity where you need more space, such as dancing or yoga, pajama parties, etc.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, morning coffee, fire pit in the evening for family story telling.


Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Upstairs master bedroom: 1 queen


  • Queen bedroom steps up from dining room: 1 queen

    has kiva fireplace...moreless

  • back bedroom: 1 double

    This is an extra long mattress, and kiva fireplace in room...moreless

  • Trundle twin beds in Big Studio: 2 twin/ single

    Large studio with 2 twin beds, could 1, has Kiva fireplace...moreless

  • All bedrooms have really good mattresses, on the firm side.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Studio Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Passthrough bathroom between queen and extra long full bed: toilet, tub

    has European style hand held shower, deep tub....moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, tub

    hand held European shower, deep tub....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of art books, quilt books, books about New Mexico, etc, some novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Antique wooden table with 3 leaves, chairs, hand woven rug....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    not really, There is an English clothes horse next to the washing machine that dries clothes quickly in N M, plus clothes line outside. I love to hang clothes in warm weather, an excuse to be outside....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    4 Kiva Fireplaces...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Kiva Fireplace, large screen for watching movies....moreless

  • Parking:

    One gated spot, 2 other parking spaces out front....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Whatever yo might need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of silverware, plates, wine glasses, serving dishes, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave


  • Balcony

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2015
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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73 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Recommended

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. There are many good restaurants,at least 5 within walking distance of the house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Terrie Mangat: I grew up in northern Kentucky. both my grand fathers had business warehouses on the river front in Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with honors in art in 1970, married a physician, and raised my two children in Cincinnati. after we divorced and my children went off to college, I sold my house in cinti and moved to Taos. I am known for my narrative and highly embellished quilt art work, and fabric designs. I now live in the foot hills above Valdez on the way to the ski valley, where I have a big studio, a dog named Dot, and a boyfriend named Dick, who is the maintenance manager at Taos ski Valley.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
This house was always occupied by artists. My friend at the Harwood Museum told me I ought to see it before it was sold. When I walked into the house I fell in love with the warm character of the house, and I bought it. It needed work, and I put so much thought into repairing it and maintaining the ambiance that I fell in love with. I lived in it for 3 years, but could not sell my other house, so I moved back there and am renting this gorgeous historic New Mexico home short term until I can sell it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house has so many intimate little spaces that one can enjoy. It has a great courtyard with a stone amphitheatre where I once had a fundraiser for the Harwood museum with traditional music playing, people sitting on the stone walls\seats, beautiful space for evenings out doors of morning coffee. I put in solar panels on the roof, which are not visible from the road due to the parapits. The original 3 rooms were built in 1880, and the walls are so thick that it stays very warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.The extra rooms were added on as needed in the New Mexico style, so it has a rather shot gun feeling of passing through rooms to other spaces. I love a tiny original staircase that goes from the dining room up to the master bedroom, but it is steep, so I also put in a larger staircase leading up along the side of the big studio. There is a nice size porch off the bedroom upstairs, where one can sit and read, ro just take in the view.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • dining room antique table

    dining room antique table

  • entrance courtyard

    entrance courtyard

  • Tiled kitchen

    Tiled kitchen

  • View from balcony to the back courtyard

    View from balcony to the back courtyard

  • steps to Master bedroom

    steps to Master bedroom

  • master bathroom with deep soak tub.

    master bathroom with deep soak tub.

  • Queen bed in Bea Mandelman's bedroom

    Queen bed in Bea Mandelman's bedroom

  • extra long full bed, kiva

    extra long full bed, kiva

  • spring flowers

    spring flowers

  • back door of big studio looking out to garden courtyard

    back door of big studio looking out to garden courtyard

  • going upstairs to master bedroom

    going upstairs to master bedroom

  • Peach tree blooming at 209 Ribak Lane

    Peach tree blooming at 209 Ribak Lane

  • front garden

    front garden

  • Dining room looking into living room

    Dining room looking into living room

  • The back court yard

    The back court yard

  • huge studio room, with twin beds trundle, kiva fireplace

    huge studio room, with twin beds trundle, kiva fireplace

  • Queen bed in master bedroom

    Queen bed in master bedroom

  • Kiva fireplace in Bea Mandelman bedroom

    Kiva fireplace in Bea Mandelman bedroom

  • hand carved mirror in downstairs bath

    hand carved mirror in downstairs bath

  • back bedroom door and peach tree, sideways

    back bedroom door and peach tree, sideways

  • front peach trees

    front peach trees

  • hand made gate to front garden

    hand made gate to front garden

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