Fashion designer and film director Tom Ford is known to be a perfectionist who manages to imbibe his creative talent in his every endeavor. Not surprisingly, the designer—who is credited for turning around Gucci and reinvigorating Yves Saint Laurent—exudes the same perfectionism when it comes to his residences.
While he keeps his residences private, the designer opened up and shared his Santa Fe ranch in a guest-edited issue of French Vogue. New Mexico holds a nostalgic place in Ford’s heart, as he grew up in Austin, Texas and would visit his grandmother frequently in New Mexico. Ford eventually purchased land to construct his dream ranch—the ranch was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and boasts an equestrian facility and a 24,000-acre private tract where classic Westerns like Silverado, Wyatt Earp, and 3:10 to Yuma were filmed.
Ford’s digs in Paris were revealed 15 years ago by House and Garden. The pied-a-terre reportedly boasts white walls, dark floors, a stainless steal kitchen, custom-made furniture like a 19th-century Biedermeier dresser and a pair of chairs by midcentury master Mies van der Rohe.
And it’s not just Santa Fe and Paris. The designer purchased the Richard Neutra-designed Brown-Sidney House in Los Angeles in 2000 and started a renovation project with Ron Radziner of Marmol-Radziner and interior designer Brad Dunning. In 2004, Ford picked up a 8,200-square-foot white house in London for roughly $9M. Due to a real estate boom in London, Ford listed this residence for $70 million in 2009 and sold it in 2012 for an undisclosed sum.
Image and source courtesy of Curbed.