6 beds-5 ba
$19,500,000 - SOLD
The Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda, who loves horseback riding and fishing, purchased this 2,300 acre ranch in 2000 after separating from then-husband Ted Turner. Around 2002 she built a hacienda on the banks of the Pecos River, which runs for about 3 1/2 miles within the property and is noted for very good fishing. Ms. Fonda, 76, made this statement:
"Forked Lightning Ranch has been a sanctuary and a place of great joy and recreation for me and my family. "Many changes have occurred in my life since 2000 and I am no longer able to spend as much time on the Ranch as I once was. I feel the time has come to pass the Ranch on to a new custodian of this enchanted place."
This 9,600 sq.ft adobe home, designed in the area’s traditional architectural style (primarily territorial) with antique doors and beams made of reclaimed wood. It was featured in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest. It has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as a 20-by-60-foot outdoor swimming pool, and an organic vegetable and herb garden. The historic name,Forked Lightning Ranch, is about 25 miles east of Santa Fe and is located close to Pecos in San Miguel County. Notable locations in the area include Pecos National Historical Park, Glorieta Pass, and the Pecos Benedictine Monastery. It is also an entry point for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding in the Pecos Wilderness (no motorized vehicles allowed in the wilderness areas.)
The ranch also includes a 2,125 square-foot guest home, a 3,400 square-foot log house, a 12-stall equestrian facility and a gym.
Fonda's extensive personal collection of antiques, artwork, rugs, furniture and her literary collection at the River House are available for purchase along with the ranch equipment and machinery.
RANCH HISTORY:The ranch was created in 1925 after the iconic rodeo promoter and "King of the Rodeo," John "Tex" Austin purchased a series of parcels from the Pecos Pueblo Grant. The ranch once belonged to Dallas oilman E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson, who married actress Greer Garson in 1949.
PICTURED: At the stable, Jane Fonda is pictured with her Arabian mare Gitane. The stable was designed in 1960 by the firm of Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem.
PICTURED The master bedroom features a 19th-century Mexican religious painting hangs above the fireplace in the master bedroom; the wood sacristy cabinet is 18th-century Mexican, and the double doors are antique.
PICTURED: At the very bottom, a winter view from Forked Lightning Ranch looking towards the Pecos River. This is a very typical New Mexico view, a State which is known not only as the Land of Enchantment but for its special light and beauty.
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