the montibon company
Studios New Mexico Masthead



Live/Work Studios plus Gallery/Showroom Space
For Sale.

Large Live/Work Loft or Studio w/Retail Gallery

125 Bridge Street, Historic Old Town, Las Vegas, New Mexico

3,000 sq ft + upstairs mezzanine space (3,475 sq ft combined) + back deck + 4-car off-street parking, 14 ft. ceilings + 3,000 sq ft unfinished basement, for only:

$ 350,000

(This building is currently leased and is for sale as an income property.)

Why have so many major artists either relocated their studios to New Mexico or established a second studio here?

Is it the clear skies with millions of stars, spectacular landscapes, interwoven layers of history, an arts-friendly environment, affordable studio space, or... all of the above?

Live/Work Loft / Artist Studio with Highly Desirable Retail Gallery Presence


Purchase or lease as your personal live/work space, or purchase as a desirable income property. (Price to Rent ratio of 13.)

This property has been used as a retail shop, gallery, live/work artist studio and also the location construction shop for the CBS television pilot for Vegas, the real-life story of Sheriff Ralph Lamb, starring Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid. Bridge Street itself was featured prominently in the movie Easy Rider. It is currently being used as dance studio.

This could be an excellent income property for you, or may be a future live/work studio and gallery / showroom space..
  • Historic stone mercantile building (Chapman Hall, circa 1860) is the oldest structure on Bridge Street
  • Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places
  • Recently renovated: new plumbing and electrical
  • 14-foot ceilings
  • Huge open floorplan: 3,000 sq. ft. of light filled space
  •  Living space in back includes private bedroom with 500 sf upstairs mezzanine
  • Partially exposed historic plaster and stone interior walls
  •  Original historic interior columns and light fixtures
  • Private deck and loading dock behind building
  • Off-street parking for two vehicles behind building... or could be fenced for private courtyard
  • Extensive storage space (walk-in closet w/above closet storage)
  • Separate enclosed home office area
  • Sliding "barn door" separates public and private areas
  •  Easy access double-doors front and back
  • Thermostat-controlled gas furnace with floor vents (installed new in 2009)
  • Washer and Dryer hookups
  • Kitchen includes dishwasher
  • High dual-pane opening transom windows in back of building for excellent ventilation
  • Walk-in closet
  • ADA-compliant bathroom + separate private shower room
  • Outdoor 220v line for Kilns or MIG welder (shop equipment not included)
  • Includes 3,000 sq. ft. unfinished dirt floor basement with 8' ceiling height. Pour a concrete floor and use for storage, recording studio, digital media lab, or a huge wine cellar!
  •  Highly desirable retail gallery/storefront presence on historic Bridge Street
  • Adjacent to New Mexico Highlands University and Old Town Plaza
  • Only 50 minutes from Santa Fe

Located 45 minutes east of Santa Fe, the original and historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a gritty wild west town, home to many feature film shoots including No Country for Old Men, Easy Rider and Simon Pegg's sci-fi comedy, Paul. Along with Dodge City, Deadwood and Tombstone, Las Vegas is considered one of the four most notorious wild-west towns in American History. According to some historians, this one time New Mexico state capital was the "wildest of the wild west". Doc Holliday owned a saloon and barbershop here. Unilke the other outlaw towns, Las Vegas has not been turned into a theme park.

Within walking distance: cafes, shops, restaurants, galleries, bars, New York Pizza, Plaza Hotel, Tome on the Range, (an excellent bookstore), historic society, movie theater, NMHU library, Carnegie Library, (both libraries serve the public), art supply store, organic food store and banks.

Nearby: wildlife refuge / bird sanctuary, historic un-restored Harvey House hotel, beautifully restored Amtrak station, (terminating in Chicago to the east and Los Angeles to the west), multiple hardware stores, gorgeous nearby highways for motorcycle / sports car / family road trips, golfing, skiing, (Taos, Sipapu, Angel Fire), boating and fishing (at nearby recreational lakes), hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Las Vegas offers: three colleges, (New Mexico Highlands Univerisity, United World College, Luna Community College), high-speed Internet (at renters expense), clean air, sunny blue skies (even in winter), easy highway access (to I-25), and the annual Rough Rider motorcycle rally, summer/fall historic home tours, and the annual Historic Las Vegas Studio Tour.

Las Vegas attracts international historic and cultural tourism with its overlapping Native American, Hispanic, Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe Railroad, Victorian Neighborhoods and Wild West history. It's colleges and local organizations provide a myriad of cultural events year-round including film screenings, lectures and educational talks, live music, literary readings, live theater and dance.

Las Vegas is a burgeoning arts community 45 minutes east of Santa Fe on I-25. It's downtown was named one of two pilot Arts & Cultural Districts by the State of New Mexico. Property owners are artists/educators/gallerists.

$ 350,000

To purchase this property, contact:
Roy Montibon at:
505. 425. 9074

A second smaller adjacent unit (2,062 sf) is also available.

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