Joel K. Schantz, CRB, Qualifying Broker
Schantz & Company
Taos, New Mexico Real Estate
575.758.1924 ext 501 or 503


Historic Bent Street Adobe. In the Historic District on Bent Street, continue the tradition of Taos hospitality in the preserved adobe home of Rebecca Salsbury (Strand) James. This property presents a perfect gallery, retail, bed & breakfast or hospitality opportunity. Grand spaces and ceilings, rare expansive grounds next to the Taos Plaza. The property is found on the Historic Registry. 6 BDR/6 BA, 1552 SF main house & 1227 SF casitas, 0.438 acre, 3 casitas. Becky Salsbury James, the American painter, was born of American parents traveling with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She settled in New York City, where she married photographer Paul Strand. She and Strand showed their works at Alfred Stieglitz’s galleries and were close to Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe. Following her divorce from Strand, James moved to Taos where she fell in with a group of friends that included Mabel Dodge Luhan, Dorothy Brett, and Frieda Lawrence. She was so taken by the hospitality of Mabel Dodge Luhan that she urged her Manhattan friend Georgia O’Keefe to come to the Southwest, observing that “Georgia…would do some great things.” In 1937 she married William James, a Denver businessman, then operating the Kit Carson Trading Company in Taos. She remained in Taos until her death in 1968. NOTE: Property is subject to a lease that expires October 31, 2029.

Price: $900,000

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate

MLS: 109187
Area: TOWN OF TAOS (45A)
Acres: 0.44
Zoning: Historial Overl
Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 3
Garage Capacity: LM_Int2_4

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