Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tom Ford’s style applauded in sale of his $75 million ranch

If you go by coverage in publications around the country (and Great Britain), the biggest news out of Santa Fe over the past several weeks is the potential sale of designer and film director Tom Ford’s 20,000-acre “ranch” south of Santa Fe. The “Manhattan-sized” estate and its reported $75 million price tag have provided fodder for publications ranging from Maxim to the U.K.’s Daily Mail to World Architecture. The big attraction, in addition to Ford’s celebrity and the high asking price, are the sensational (if you consider architecture sensational) pictures released to promote the sale. Variety’s site posted a gallery of 22 pics. Ford’s Cerro Pelon Ranch is a high-desert, ultra-modern Xanadu, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando in nothing approaching Santa Fe Style. It also features an Old West movie set. Headlines around the world proclaim the place “insane,” “mind-blowing,” “stunning,” “humongous” and “bonkers.”...more

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