Fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford is putting his beautiful Santa Fe ranch on the market. The asking price for the 20,000-acre sprawling estate is $75 million. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Cerro Pelon Ranch in the Galisteo Basin is one of the largest private holdings in Santa Fe County. The equestrian facility lies amid a 24,000-acre private tract, where classic Westerns like Silverado, Wyatt Earp, and 3:10 to Yuma were once shot.
Tom Ford grew up in Austin, Texas, but would travel to New Mexico frequently to visit his grandmother. Evenutally, Ford’s father moved to Santa Fe, and the designer purchased a large tract of land south of town on which he constructed this dreamland of a ranch.
Cerro Pelon Ranch is a one-of-a-kind ranch just southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Architect Tadao Ando designed two private compounds on the property that also includes a western movie town, staff quarters, private guest houses and an airplane hanger. A Japanese born architect is the only architect to have obtained the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes. He is known for the creative use of natural light. His structures follow the natural forms of the land, gracefully flowing into the landscape. His architecture contrasts hard concrete lines with soft reflecting pools of water. Ando has developed a completely unique building aesthetic, in a way that has never existed elsewhere in architecture.
Image curtesy www.kevinbobolskygroup.com