Special tour today of Georgia O'Keeffe Home & Studio in Abiquiú. An amazing adobe space full of personal objects and much of her spirit.
This was from 1945 until 1984 her principal residence and studio, she dies in 1986 at 97! The tour gave me a stronger understanding of the artist, her solitude and sensibility. Inside photography was not allowed but outdoor spaces were simple extensions of the indoors and will give you a good idea.
The house has a number of modernist elements, including skylights and large picture windows that provide expansive views of the surrounding landscape and brought natural light into areas that such houses traditionally did not have.
Portions of the house are believed to date to the 1730s, and it was in deteriorating condition when Georgia O'Keeffe first spotted it in the 1930s. At the time, it was owned by the Roman Catholic church, which did not want to sell it. It eventually relented, and O'Keeffe was able to purchase it in 1945. She undertook to rehabilitate and modernize the property,
Her gardens are still being maintained and have some crazy ancient right to get a weekly water via ancient viaduct each Monday morning. Local youth groups care and maintain the gardens and the harvest is shared. Click here to see the garden cam!