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Tom Ford is widely regarded as a man with immaculate taste, a fact personified by his Cerro Pelon Ranch, which recently hit the market for a cool $75 million. Located in Galisteo Basin near Santa Fe, New Mexico, the sprawling 20,662-acre ranch features a landing strip, guest houses, and an entire Old West town that has been used as a film set on more than one occasion.
But the property’s real star is an otherworldly residence designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The ultra-modern compound was a collaboration between Ford and Ando, and it resembles a miniature version of Apple’s upcoming circular Cupertino, California, campus.
Some might wonder why a jet-setter like Ford decided to plant roots in the remote Santa Fe desert to begin with, but according to the designer, it reminded him of visiting his grandmother when he was a child. “For my grandmother, Santa Fe meant freedom,” he said in an interview with GQ Australia. “She could have boyfriends, she could sleep with whomever she wanted, and she could get married another three times.”
The one difference is that Ford’s grandmother’s house likely didn’t come equipped with a reflecting pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and entire quarters built for staff. Still, she probably baked some really mean cookies.
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