Price of Las Vegas horse ranch slashed by $US6m

The house and back pool.
The mansion and back pool.

An extravagant property near Las Vegas, including a Tudor-style mansion and complete equestrian facilities, is now for sale at less than half the original asking price.

Ford Farms, a world-class equestrian ranch 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, was previously listed at $US11.2 million in 2010, and is now offered at $4.999 million.

The owner and designer is Tommy Ford, the owner of Ford Contracting, the construction firm that built the facades of renowned properties in the city including The Luxor, the Venetian, Caesar’s Palace and many more world-famous resorts, casinos and hotels.

Applying his builder expertise to creating the ultimate Vegas dream ranch, Ford fashioned a state-of-the-art equestrian center and residential compound.

The 11-acre, gated Ford Farms includes a main residence of 12,147 square feet, with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, five gas fireplaces and a four-car garage. The property has three additional homes – a guest house, trainer house and staff house.

The pasture path.

The equestrian facilities include three barns, the biggest being the show and breeding barn, at 7200 square feet. It is state-of-the art, with air-conditioning and gas heating, an office and laboratory, feed storage, and many other amenities.

The horse operation also includes 12 pastures, 19 indoor/outdoor stalls, one wash bay, five pens, a breeding facility, and more, all set on over seven acres.

The property also features seven wells and a half-mile exercise lane for horses.

“At this prime location, I was able to indulge my passion for ranching and riding, yet still be close to all the action in Las Vegas,” said Ford, who is moving back to his native Texas.

“Once you are inside the gates, it is surprisingly quiet and out of the way, even through the Strip and airport are minutes away. The homes and facilities here are second-to-none. I devoted all my expertise to building this beautiful ranch.”

In addition to being Ford’s former residence, the ranch has been the site for events and fundraisers for organizations such as the Las Vegas Philharmonic. It is situated in an elite enclave that also includes famous properties, including Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah estate.

Other Vegas royalty are also property owners in the area, including New York hotel and casino developer Gary Primm, Forbes 400-list businessman Phil Ruffin, and Tony Marnell, developer of resorts such as Caesar’s Palace, Wynn Las Vegas and The Bellagio.

Realtor Lee M. Medick said: “This dramatic price reduction offers an incredible opportunity.”

Medick is a luxury home expert who has the Ford Farms listing at Luxe Estates Collection in Las Vegas.

The large main house and three guest homes total more than 20,000 square feet when combined, with 15 bedrooms, 15 baths, and garages for 11 cars and one recreational vehicle. The homes are completely furnished with furniture custom made for the residence and the entire property is sold turnkey with all necessary furniture and appliances.

Security features include a six-foot wall surrounding the compound, a double-gated front entry, security cameras, and closed-circuit TV at the gate. There are also special amenities such as a vegetable and herb garden, grotto pool and waterfalls with large koi pond on soft rolling hills, and expansive, manicured grass pastures within white fencing.

One of the stables at Ford Farm.
One of the barns at Ford Farm.


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