Inspirational Homes: Tom Ford’s $75m Santa Fe Ranch

Last Updated: June 1, 2019

Multi-millionaire designer Tom Ford’s Santa Fe ranch provides not only visual inspiration, but also a bona fide business opportunity, amid some of the most incredible landscape on earth, for an entrepreneur who could afford the price tag.

by AGENT Staff
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THE multi-millionaire US fashion designer Tom Ford would be reckoned to be one of the ultimate in inspirational homes visionaries, and his property in New Mexico certainly fits the bill for AGENT.

Cerro Pelon Ranch, designed by Tadao Ando (the Japanese architect celebrated for his work on the Armani Teatro in Milan and the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan), is on a beautifully desolate landscape straight from a widescreen Western, in the Galisteo Basin near Santa Fe. The site encompasses 20,662 acres—almost one and a half times the size of Manhattan. Talk about getting away from it all!


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The incredible dwelling is of interest right now to followers of Ford and cutting edge inspirational homes, as the designer/director and former creative director at at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has placed it on the market for $75m.

And, in the home office inspiration stakes, Cerro Pelon could not be better for entrepreneurs in this price bracket, as the property comes with its own revenue stream built in. There are thousands of acres for horse riding and other outdoor pursuits, a landing strip for flying to and from Cerro Pelon, and best of all for cinema buffs, an Old West town, which has been used as a set for such movies as Wild Wild West, All The Pretty Horses, and Lonesome Dove.


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The residence itself is a sleek low-riding modern compound, hallmarked by the clean lines and high-gloss and glass surfaces that you would expect from the home of a man famed the worldwide for his iconic and immediately distinctive sunglasses and other discreetly incredible fashion accessories.


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At night time, the expansive areas of glass along the main living areas of the modernist ranch house emit a glow that’s hypnotically reflected off the mirror-calm surfaces of the moat-like pool into which these living areas extend. During the day, the pool reinforces the awesome sense of inspiring secluded calm, and strikingly reflects the ever-changing azure and white hues of the incredible New Mexico skies.


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There are also incredible staff quarters and two private guest houses designed and built by the acclaimed architect Marmot Radziner, and an ultra modern eight-stall horse barn, complementing the property’s indoor and outdoor riding arenas. For any person with a thick wallet who wished to base themselves in an exclusive compound fan with huge revenue potential, Cerro Pelon is perhaps the pinnacle of inspirational homes aspirations.


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