Tom Ford’s Tadao Ando ranch hits the market

$75m gets you the designer's ranch, built by the Pritzker Prize laureate, right next to an old cowboy movie set
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Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

Tadao Ando’s New Mexico ranch for Tom Ford is up for sale just seven years after it was completed. The fashion designer and film director’s vast 20,000-acre property near Santa Fe boasts some strikingly sculptural facilities, created in the Pritzker Prize winner’s trademark concrete.

 

Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

For a reported $75m, you can be the proud owner of a sizable house, as well as state-of-the-art stabling for eight horses, indoor and outdoor riding tracks and a landing strip. The main residence at the Cerro Pelon Ranch is paired with a reflecting pool, and its low-rise walls curving above the rugged terrain.

 

Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

Aside from Ando’s breathtaking architecture, there’s also guest quarters, staff accommodation, and even an old movie set, where the 1981 film Silverado was shot, among other features.

 

Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

The 74-year-old Japanese architect is a self-taught architect and made his name with buildings such as the Church of the Light in Osaka and Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum. He is widely regarded as the master of light and shadow, which perhaps only the Mexican modernist Luis Barragán could better.

 

Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

 

Ford understands this all. The designer studied architecture in New York and Paris at Parsons New School for Design for moving into fashion. Yet former creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent also appreciates the local landscape, having spent some of his childhood in Santa Fe, attending the prestigious Santa Fe Preparatory School. Which might explain why he chose build such an iconic hide-away – and one of the largest - in the county.

 

The Silverado set at Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.
The Silverado set at Tom Ford's Santa Fe ranch, designed by Tadao Ando. Courtesy of the Kevin Bobolsky Group.

To find out more go here; for more on Tadao Ando consider our books; for more on Tom Ford buy The Fashion Book; and to see more great architecture in splendid isolation order a copy of Elemental Living, here.


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