Design: Tom Ford’s Tadao Ando-Designed, 20,000 Acre Sante Fe Ranch

The property comes with its own, abandoned Old West town.

Today in Design, a look at Tom Ford’s $75 million New Mexico ranch, designed by legendary, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. Having designed the Ground Zero Project at Memorial Park in New York, the Modern Arm Museum in Fort Worth Texas and the Galleria Akka in Osaka, Tadao Ando is one of the premier architects working.

That’s why, after purchasing an enormous 20,000 acre plot near Sante Fe, fashion designer Tom Ford turned to the Japanese architecture to draw up a fittingly grand complex. Amid pastures, plateaus and hills, the low-slung structure sits adjacent to a reflecting pool, appearing from a distance to hover above the water. Through the many full-length windows, new owners will be able to gaze at the Galisteo Creek, which meanders through the property or even an entire, abandoned Old West-style town, built in 1985 for the move “Silverado.” Think of the Ando house as the perfect frame for some of The West’s best scenery.