3 fashion designers’ homes on the market right now

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Architecture and fashion have long gone hand in hand, but a designer’s home is where this relationship takes a personal turn…

Whether opulent or minimalist, classical or contemporary, fashion designers’ homes reveal a lot about their tastes. No detail has been overlooked in these three dwellings for sale.

Karl Lagerfeld’s former Hamburg home

Karl Lagerfeld's Villa Jako is for sale in Hamburg
Photography: Herbert Ohge / Engel & Völkers

€10m, via Engel & Voelkers
Lagerfeld knows a thing or two about creating a spectacle. The elaborate show sets he’s conjured for Dior range from Digital Data Centres to Parisian streetscapes. Lagerfeld’s former Hamburg home, Villa Jako, is no less dramatic.

Named after his longtime partner Jacques de Bascher, who died in 1989, the three-bedroom Romanesque manse dates back to the 1920s and was designed by Walther Baedeker. When Lagerfeld purchased it in 1991, he enlisted art conservator Renate Kant to restore it, and French designer Andrée Putman to create some of its opulent interiors.

Tomas Maier’s Montauk beach house

Tomas Maier's Montauk home
Via Corcoran Group

€21m, via Michael Schultz of the Corcoran Group
Bottega Venetia’s former creative director commissioned architect Robert Young to design his four-bedroom Montauk home, which blends modernist clean lines with rustic cabin living.

The 2016 timber building sits on an acre of beachfront. Its minimalist interiors unravel across 3,000 sq ft and feature pale wooden floors, white walls and black details. Glass doors open onto wraparound decks, landscaped gardens and the jewel in the Montauk property’s crown – a 55-ft-long gunite swimming pool.

Tom Ford’s New Mexico ranch

Tom Ford's ranch, designed by Tadao Ando
Photography: via Kevin Bobolsky Group

$75m, via the Kevin Bobolsky Group
Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed Tom Ford’s spectacular concrete ranch Cerro Pelon in Santa Fe, which sprawls across 20,000 acres and includes a spaghetti western film set.

Its main residence is a low-rising boxy building, with clean lines following the contours of the landscape. Set beside a vast reflecting pool, its silvery concrete skin blends with the arid surroundings, and its huge full-height windows frame views of the nearby mountains.

While its price tag is eye-watering, you get a lot of bang for your buck, including two guest houses, a landing strip and hangar, two large riding areas (also designed by Ando) and separate staff quarters. Film buffs will get a kick out from the on-site movie set too: built for 1985 movie Silverado, it’s since featured in around 30 films, including Thor. Pueblo ruins and remnants of old mining equipment also dot the estate.

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