By Nick Caruso
Actress, author and older sister of Warren Beatty, Shirley MacLaine has listed her New Mexico ranch for $18 million. Plaza Blanca Ranch, as it’s called, is her “refuge from a very confused and conflicted world,” as she described to the Wall Street Journal. Located in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the ranch is about an hour’s drive north of Santa Fe.
Included on approximately 7,451 acres are the main house made up of over 10,000 square feet with nine bedrooms and six baths, a caretaker’s cottage, swimming pool, two ponds, a horse barn, ranch buildings, equipment and a yurt. Under the main house is an apartment with a living room, kitchen and four bedrooms designed in a similar fashion to a Native American kiva that was used for spiritual ceremonies. There is also a greenhouse and chicken coop, providing a year-round food source. Completely off-grid, power is supplied through solar panels and a wind generator.
Many of the unusual geological formations on the ranch inspired a number of artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. Her home and studio were also in Abiquiu. One of her most famous paintings, “The White Place,” (Plaza Blanca cliffs) was painted on what is now MacLaine’s ranch and for which the ranch is named. MacLaine designed her Plaza Blanca Ranch retreat for recharging the body, soul and the imagination.
MacLaine is one of Hollywood’s most esteemed actresses with a career that began in 1955 with her Golden Globe-winning performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Trouble with Harry.” Her track record and staggering number of achievements prove her acting prowess: she’s the Oscar winner for Best Actress for “Terms of Endearment” (1984), the winner of Italian and German Oscars, a three-time Emmy winner and 10-time Golden Globe winner. She has also appeared in over 50 films, been nominated six times for Academy Awards and is the author of nine international bestsellers.
MacLaine has also worked notably and diligently on behalf of civil rights, women’s rights, politics and the evolution of spiritual understanding.
Listed for: $18 million
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