You Could Own Tom Ford’s Tadao Ando-Designed Ranch for $75 Million
The main residence is located on a reflecting pool.
Fashion designer Tom Ford is offering his Santa Fe ranch, Cerro Pelon, for sale. A “real estate insider” told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the price is $75 million. Sited on 20,662 acres, the ranch, which Santa Fe agent Kevin Bobolsky is offering, features two private compounds; its main residence is located on a reflecting pool and boasts a horse barn with eight stalls. The property also offers an air strip and hangar, indoor and outdoor riding areas, four staff quarters, and two guest houses. Another Ando-designed structure is also planned for the site.
Nearby to the ranch is Silverado, a town built as a set for the 1985 movie of the same name and used as a location for many Westerns since then, including 3:10 to Yuma, All the Pretty Horses, and Cowboys and Aliens. In addition to having served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, Ford is also the director of A Single Man (2009), which was based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel by the same name.
Ford is also an art collector, whose holdings include blue-chip names like Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, and Andy Warhol.
Ando is the 1995 winner of the Pritzer Prize, architecture’s highest honor, as well as Japan’s Order of Culture (2010) and the Kyoto Prize (2002), among other awards. Beyond private commissions, he is known for his numerous cultural works, including St. Louis, Missouri’s Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (2001); the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2002); the Picture Book Museum, in Iwaki, Japan (2005); and the restoration of the Punta della Dogana, Venice (2009).
The award-winning architect is also part of Benesse Art Site Naoshima’s Art House Project in Japan, where he designed a structure to house works by James Turrell.
“Ando is so much about light and mass, which is so perfect for New Mexico,” Ford told W magazine in 2004. “Historically, Spanish architecture in New Mexico had been about mud walls—with a fortresslike quality to them—and about light. The light is so strong that I wanted someone who would understand the importance of it.”
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