One thing I love about living in Taos in Northern New Mexico is the old adobe buildings, homes and chapels in the area. Many of them have been restored and kept in good condition without destroying the integrity of the original structure. Sadly, some have deteriorated beyond help and have begun their descent back into the earth from which they were formed.
It takes a special person or couple to live in, restore and/or care for one of these old historical gems. You must be able to live with the maintenance required to keep the moisture out so the adobe doesn't melt. Many of them were built without a foundation and some of them have "rubble" foundations. For the sake of simplicity I am going to write about an old 1880 Adobe home and guest house in the Talpa Church Plaza because I have spent time in it and I know it is looking for a new owner!
Tucked into the Talpa Church Plaza a few steps away from the 1828 chapel is a small adobe compound that consists of a main house and a detached studio/guesthouse a few steps across the front courtyard. It is double walled adobe and quite cool in summer. It has that "feel" of old adobe because of the deep set windows, brick floors and even an adjoining wall with a neighbor!
This small, cute and lovingly maintained home has been updated over the years but maintained the authentic flavor. It has natural gas and community water. If you love old adobes and are into preserving these great old homes this might be the house for you. It is currently on the market. If you are interested please contact my friend Deborah Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org (a NM licensed broker) or e-mail me.
If you are interested in purchasing an old adobe home in the area contact me!