April 11, 2014
A Look at Tom Ford's Jaw-Dropping Marital Ranch
For the most part, fashion designer and film director Tom Ford has managed to keep his homes out of the spotlight (as well as his recent secret wedding to longtime partner Richard Buckley). That is, save for his mindblowingly beautiful Santa Fe ranch, which he opened up to French Vogue a couple of years. The Tadao Ando-designed property managed to fly under our radar until recently, and we remain in awe of its sweeping landscapes and modern lines. Ford's home, where he spends roughly a quarter of each year, features an equestrian facility on a 24,000 acres of private land. Though Ford grew up in Texas, he has great memories of visiting his grandmother in New Mexico when he was young. "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." Ford plans to retire there himself as well: "[When] I'm 85, I'm living in Santa Fe, I have let my hair go grey! I will probably still look pretty good for an 85-year-old man. Hopefully I will be doing enough yoga that I'm still limber so I can bend over, move around, go skiing and do all the things that I do." Thankfully, the ranch offers plenty to keep him nimble. For a film buff, the property is also prime real estate: several classic Westerns, including Silverado, Wyatt Earp, and 3:10 to Yuma, were shot there. See more of this stunning property, shot by super-talented photographer Guido Mocafico, below.
Photographs: Guido Mocafico