Urban Downtown! Just off the North West Corner of Taos Plaza is a fabulous building that was once the winter home of the Santistevan Family. Renovated in 2009, this Historic Hacienda now is home to Antonio's Restaurant and to Living Designs Group Architects. In the summer there flows a tiered fountain in the courtyard, surrounded by walls of Hollyhocks. In the winter the snows of Taos Mountain are visible from the front room. Taos Plaza, place of live music, holiday festivals and Fiesta are just across the street.
My husband and Architect Doug Patterson and I have just renovated this space. It serves as a vacation rental to lots of Taos visitors and also as our guest house. We love this property, it is truly one of the gems of Taos.
High quality linens: 100% cotton, high thread count. Clean and bright. Lots of space. Newly renovated.
This apartment has lots of natural light and an urban feel due to it's downtown location. Ski, raft, hike, trail run, mountain bike, visit the skate park or peruse the galleries during the day. Shree Yoga is a block away with as many as 5 classes per day. Take a Photography Tour with a local photographer. Walk to restaurants, live music or take a walking ghost tour of the Historic Downtown Taos in the eve. Or one can simply be served by Antonio's fabulous staff on the front porch. They make excellent fresh guacamole right at the table. Live music in the courtyard on summer evenings.
If you like to have the ability to walk places and experience the heart of downtown, this is the place for you; as urban as it gets for Taos.
No smoking anywhere on property. If smoking on street please pick up your butts. If you end up having extra people with you, no problem, just let us know.
2 night minimum. Cleaning Fee. Cleaning during your stay can be arranged. Please begin sheets in washer when you are leaving.
This place is in an urban setting. There is live music on summer nights in the courtyard. This is Taos, so the night life usually doesn't go past 10:30 PM. We want you to enjoy your stay, so please communicate if there is something we can help with.
Page was most attentive and helpful. We traveled from central Kansas to Taos, about a ten hour day, sometimes without phone contact about our arrival time. Page was able to roll through the non-contact and make good decisions on our arrival without the contact.
Because of our travel schedule and the winter storms that were moving across the area we left a day early. ( NOT BECAUSE OF OUR DIGS AT THE ARCHITECTS SPACE.) It was a good thing as ice closed some roads in Albuquerque creating three hour backups.
The space was wonderful, absolutely wonderful!
The details of the building are as much art as they are useable and comfortable.
The location was perfect for us to walk Taos being about a 1/4 block from the Plaza.
We did order from Bella's and ate in one night, which was very good.
What a great opportunity.
We will encourage our friends to visit and will most certainly make it our go to space in Taos.
Sue and David Astin
Page was very welcoming to our family, and was available and responsive throughout our stay - not to mention super friendly! The "Architect's Space" was perfect for our family of 4, and the location was ideal for us. We were able to walk to the store, the Taos plaza, World Cup for coffee, pretty much everything we needed within an easy walk. The condo had everything we needed from extra blankets to a french press, even a crock pot. The space is tastefully designed, with interesting and modern details that we really liked. The view of the mountains from the bedroom and small porch was awesome, especially in the evening. We would definitely stay here again, thanks Page!!
The location was great, and exactly as advertised! We loved the comfortable beds and furniture and light airy space. Access to the plaza was perfect and we had no problems finding and accessing the space. Any noise from the restaurant downstairs was minimal and completely quiet by 10 pm at the latest, if that is a concern for any future renter.
We had a great time staying in Page's apartment in Taos. We loved the location, close to everything, but private. The apartment is very well appointed and comfortable. Page was helpful with suggestions and responded quickly to my questions. It was our first experience renting with airbnb and Page was a great host!
Excellent location just behind the Taos Plaza so you can walk to the majority of bars, restaurants and galleries. Condo is beautifully appointed with high end finishes and is conveniently located immediately above the restaurant Bella which will deliver your order just as if you were dinning in their restaurant. Host provides a parking pass for the public metered parking area immediately across the street from the condo and on street parking is also available. Separate living / TV area from kitchen / dinning. Clothes washer/ dryer in unit. Upstairs unit with access via stairs.
Page was great, and was accessible without being intrusive - in other words, she was perfect. I can't imagine having a better host.
The property was exceptional as well. The location couldn't have been better - we were close to the Plaza, upstairs from a great restaurant (Bella's - it opened in May), and close to the places we needed (coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.). The Architect's Space served as our hub for a summer week in Taos, and was the perfect size for our family of four. The master is open and airy, with a great patio, and the second bedroom had a great bunk bed where you could see the stars from the top bunk through the skylight. My sons couldn't have been more comfortable.
The home was beautifully decorated and very, very clean, and I'm glad we had the opportunity to stay there. We will absolutely visit again.
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I was a mountain girl climbing and hiking and doing yoga for many years when I met my husband Doug in Taos New Mexico. He had just finished Architecture school. We built an Earthship on the Taos Mesa, had two babies in a tipi with mid wives all the while I threw pots, started a clay center and Doug was building an Architecture Firm: Living Designs Group. Now I am part of a family of four and we ski and raft and climb and trail run and go to the skate park travel and take care of properties and projects for ourselves and others. I am very happy to call Taos home, now and for the past 20 years. It's a fabulous, mountainous, gorgeous place!