STEP BACK IN TIME....... ...to Taos of the 20’s in this lovingly and beautifully restored “fachwerk” home on the Nat’l Historic Register located in the area of town once known as the Silk Stocking District. Currently an attorney’s office (No, Atty. Kevin Zangara is not retiring) the 3,836 sq. ft. building’s current configuration has 2 offices and bath down plus 3BR & 1.5BA and library up but because of huge basement all plumbing and electrical are accessible and there is room for additional bath/baths. One office down is easily a bedroom. The living room and dining room are substantial and boast lots of windows for lots of light and are enhanced by the original wood panel flooring. A 400+sq ft sun porch with floor to ceiling windows takes in the stunning yard and massive trees and is the perfect place for afternoon cocktails while observing croquet on the lawn. Enjoy breakfasts in the eating nook in the original kitchen and make plans to put your personal touch on kitchen upgrades. A beautiful room upstairs with Taos Mountain views is the place to write that novel, paint that masterpiece, or just relax and read a book. Taos in the 20’s was a vibrant mixture of people and personalities. Mable Dodge Lujan, a New York socialite who moved to Taos in 1918 and brought many a famous person to the area said of Taos and its houses “Taos brings out the particularity in people. It is the most individuating place in the world, I think. There is no standardization here, no social structure. People do not live according to a single pattern. Every house one enters is different in character from every other, and the occupants resemble no one else. “B.J. (Bernard) Beimer, of German descent, was no exception. BJ Beimer came to Taos via Colorado and then E-Town from the mid-West and in the construction of this unique home he used a centuries-old tradition of German wood frame “fachwerk” construction with “nogging” where different materials are used to fill in the framing. Materials like rubble, brick, wattle and daub, and in Beimer’s instance, poured mud were used for the exterior and interior walls. The 2,000+ sq. ft. full basement is another unusual feature with its high ceiling and stone masonry walls. Wine cellar anyone? At the time, this home was probably the only fachwerk home West of the Mississippi and maybe the only one like it still today. When viewing the property be sure and see the “truth” door which shows the actual construction from 100 years ago. Prepare to be impressed!
Listed by ["Diane Enright"] of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate - 575-758-5478.
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