Tadao Ando’s Stunning Ranch Stars in the Most Dramatic Architectural Movie of the Year.

If there is one architect whose work requires little in the way of dramatizing to reveal its poetic power to a wide audience, it is Tadao Ando. The Japanese minimalist is known for architecture that combines a quiet atmosphere with bold, almost theatrical forms in exposed concrete, his most iconic works packing a visceral punch that is arguably unparalleled in contemporary design.

Despite this fact, the estate agent in charge of selling Tom Ford’s Ando-designed Cerro Pelon Ranchhas cranked up the drama to even more epic levels in his recent movie, designed to capture the imagination and the heart of potential buyers. Kevin Bobolsky has pulled out all the stops to promote this striking residence, now on the market for a reported $75 million dollars.

“Ando’s main residence and horse facility compound was built with superior construction and overseen by internationally recognized architect and design-build firm, Marmol Radziner,” explains Bobolsky. “The stunning main residence floats on a reflecting pool and is adjoined by a state-of-the-art horse barn with eight stalls. The circular spaces of the indoor and outdoor riding arenas perfectly complement this architectural masterpiece.”

The price is steep, but it’s worth bearing in mind that the sale includes four further Radziner-designed buildings — each containing staff quarters — together with multiple warehouses for ranch equipment and a private air strip and hangar. There is also a second Tadao Ando–designed compound planned for the ranch, as indicated on the above map.

 Furthermore, Silverado Movie Town — a “wild west ghost town” used as the set for films such as “Wild Wild West” and “Cowboys & Aliens” — is located in the upper east corner of the land.

So, perhaps Bobolsky was right to give this particular property the Hollywood treatment, given its star-spangled history. What do you think architects — could this be your dream home?

Words by Architizer-

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