This sweet attic studio is located on a residential street in Taos’ Historical District.
A separate entrance and a very narrow staircase reminiscent of those in Amsterdam, leads to this upper story of one of the oldest houses on the street.
A stone’s throw from the Plaza and in walking distance of most our finest restaurants, bars and galleries, this is the perfect getaway spot for travelers to Taos who want to experience local flavour without any bells and whistles.
The quaint, open space with ceilings that slope to three feet above the floor, has a small bathroom (with a shower only) and kitchen with everything needed to make and serve a simple meal.
The century old house that is home to this space, overlooks the Couse Pasture, where artist Ed Sandoval stables his Arabian steeds, and the private balcony deck boasts sweeping views to the East, South and West. The perfect spot to sip a drink and watch the sun set.
The kitchen window faces North with a great view of Taos Mountain.
The couple who rent this house which has been renovated beautifully with added skylights and coved ceilings that haven’t distracted from its original charm, happen to be my daughter Genevieve and her husband, Nathan Oswald, who live downstairs with their dogs, Onyx and Gaylord and Taft the cat.
Simply decorated but equipped with everything you need for a day or week away from home, the couple make certain the studio is spotless, the linens and towels luxurious, with a good supply of coffee and organic half and half in the kitchen, and always a little bowl of chocolates in the sitting area.
Current magazines and periodicals stacked here and there, along with maps and guides, make exploring Taos, a breeze.
The couple are art lovers and the walls are decorated with a selection from their large collection, most of the work by local artists.
The apartment has a Queen size bed and a fold out futon couch. For more information, rates and availability plus more pictures of this sweet spot, see the airbnb link below this post. I’ve also included a link to Genevieve’s site.
Photos of the loft taken on my iphone