Fashion designer Tom Ford and his late husband Richard Buckley shared a lot together during their 35-year relationship, including a property empire worth $122 million. Ford and Buckley – who passed away Sunday night in the couple’s California home – bought and sold several properties over the course of their partnership. The couple had prime real estate in two of the world’s fashion capitals – New York City and London – as well as in Los Angeles and Ford’s hometown of Santa Fe.
Mr Buckley, a renowned fashion editor and husband to Mr Ford, died at the age of 72 from ‘natural causes after a long illness’ on Sunday. The couple began dating when they met in 1986 and wed in 2014. The couple also welcomed a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford, in 2012.
LOS ANGELES: The couple had prime real estate Los Angeles (pictured), New York, London and Santa Fe.
Ford and Buckley most recently lived in an estate in Los Angeles’ Holmby Hills neighborhood after they purchased the property, which once belonged to late socialite Betsy Bloomingdale, for $38.75 million in 2016.
The house features nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library, an outdoor living room, a pool house, tennis court and a rose garden.
It also has several formal and informal entertaining spaces where Bloomingdale and her husband, Alfred Bloomingdale, heir to the Bloomingdale’s department store fortune, hosted several parties for Hollywood’s elite.
The Bloomingdales bought the property in the 1950s and hired celebrity decorator Billy Haines to transform the home from a late-1920s Spanish colonial into a ‘glamorous Hollywood Regency-style affair’.
NEW YORK CITY: The couple acquired their Upper East Side home in 2019. The famed New York City townhouse was home to fashion icon Halston from 1974 until 1990.
Designed by Paul Rudolph, the two-story dwelling boasted a bamboo filled three-story greenhouse, double-height ceilings, a 1,600 square-foot roof terrace, sunken living room and catwalks.
Measuring around 7,500 square feet, the house touts four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, three living rooms, two kitchens, an elevator and modern architecture.
Ford had purchased the property, located at 101 E. 63rd St. in Manhattan, for $18 million through an LLC.
Halston’s estate originally listed the home in 2011 for $38.5 million. The asking price was lowered after the property had been on the market for eight years.
Pictured: A staircase in Ford’s Manhattan apartment.
A view of a living space in Ford’s Upper East Side home.
Bedroom number three is right next to a catwalk where guests can look down at the property.
LONDON: The stunning townhouse was listed for sale in 2014 at $18.4 million. Pictured: The property’s entrance on an exclusive Chelsea street.
Behind the white stucco frontage of the house, pictures of the property reveal an incredibly sleek interior that was custom-designed by the fashion guru. Pictured: The ultra-modern floating staircase is a crisp white.
Ford’s designs include sleek aluminum wall treatments and a mix of light-and-dark colors that give the space a modern feel throughout the four floors. Pictured: One of the property’s three bedrooms.
The home is located just a short walk away from the fashionable restaurants, shops and galleries of the chic neighborhood. Pictured: One of the three bathrooms.
The ground floor features a formal dining room and a large reception room with french doors leading out into the west-facing garden.
The second floor is laid out as the principal bedroom suite with a large dressing room and en suite bathroom.
The couple purchased the property in 2014 for $16.4 million, according to UK Land Registry records. Pictured: The study or sitting room, with the walls finished in a deep mahogany wood.
It is unclear if they managed to sell the estate after listing it in 2020.
SANTA FE: Ford and Buckley sold their Santa Fe home in late 2020 after it was on the market for four years.
Ford – who attended high school in Santa Fe – originally listed the property in 2016 for $75 million. After it spent a few years on the market, he cut the asking price to $48 million.
The 20,662-acre Cerro Pelon Ranch near Galisteo included two riding rings and a stable, which can house up to eight horses and includes both an indoor and outdoor riding area.
The paths extend out into the reflecting pool for a walk where a person can observe the stunning beauty of the New Mexico desert.
The stables are equipped to keep horses in the lap of luxury, too, and can accommodate up to eight horses at a time.
The estate also includes a tennis court, two guest houses, accommodation for both staff and ranch hands, and a home and separate office building for a ranch manager.
The property also featured two guest houses and four staff residences.
While purchase information – including price and buyer – was not immediately released to the public, the Santa Fe Association of Realtors said it is believed to be the highest known property sale in Santa Fe County.
Cerro Pelon Ranch served as a backdrop in many movies including Lonesome Dove, All the Pretty Horses, Cowboys and Aliens, Wild Wild West, 3:10 to Yuma, The Missing and Thor.
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