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Frank Sinatra’s Palm Desert Estate Listed for $3.9 Million @ 6:42 pm
On Nov 28, 2016
Some homes have history and others have History. The 7.5-acre Palm Desert estate that was built for Frank Sinatra has returned to the market for $3.9 million, and to say those walls probably saw a thing or two would be an understatement of epic proportions.
Named Villa Maggio in honor of Sinatra’s Oscar-winning role in the 1953 classic “From Here to Eternity,” The mid-century lodge clearly was built for a celebrity of Sinatra’s stature, thanks to the fact that it’s elevated 4,300 feet in the San Jacinto Mountains and features both a gated road and private helipad reportedly used to fly in his Rat Pack cronies.
The desert property has been maintained and restored by its current owners—who knew Sinatra from his Vegas days, according to the Los Angeles Times—and the vintage vibe is very much intact thanks to beamed and vaulted ceilings, locally sourced stone fireplaces and wood-paneled walls.
Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is the listing agent and didn’t immediately reply to requests for comments.
We can only imagine the stars Sinatra hosted in the estate (Ol’ Blue Eyes was known as much for his active social life and affinity or beautiful women as he was for his talent). The property features a main lodge, a two-story guest house and a pool house that, in total, includes eight bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms and nine fireplaces. Of course, it’s also got a dance floor, a fire pit, a tennis court, and a lighted pool.
Despite growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra became synonymous with the mid-century glamour of the West Coast, having essentially taken over Las Vegas in the 1960s and bought up several dwellings in and around Los Angeles.
In addition to Villa Maggio, the “My Way” singer’s most famous home, the desert-modern Twin Palms estate, was located in Palm Springs and was built after Sinatra made his first million. The scene of some pretty historic love affairs and scandals, the property included a piano-shaped pool that’s still intact (the mansion is still available to rent for special events). He also rented a 10,000-square-foot Chatsworth, California estate known as Farralone for a decade during the height of his Rat Pack years, and reportedly used to sublet the guesthouse to none other than Marilyn Monroe.
Sinatra also didn’t deny his roots, having owned a glamorous glass penthouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side during his short-lived marriage to Mia Farrow, as well as rented a beachfront mansion on the Jersey Shore in 1991, using it as a home base for his performances at the now-closed Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Sinatra died in 1998 at age 82.
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