Frank Sinatra’s secluded desert lair is up for grabs again.
Perched more than 4,000 feet above the Coachella Valley, the legendary singer’s onetime hideout includes a 3,878-square-foot, five-bedroom main residence, plus a 1,690-square-foot three-bedroom guest house and a pool house complete with his and her saunas.
Perched more than 4,000 feet above the Coachella Valley, the luxe retreat includes a 3,878-square-foot, five-bedroom main residence, plus a three-bedroom guest house and a pool house complete with his and her saunas. Click through the slideshow to see more. (Photo by Sean Garrison)
The rustic compound spans 7.5 acres, and has a swimming pool, lighted tennis court and a helipad.
“This property is pure Sinatra,” said Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, who’s co-listing the home. “This was a haven for him.”
Though it looks like it’s in the middle – or at the top – of nowhere, the spread is about 20 minutes from Palm Desert’s El Paseo shopping district.
“The surrounding mountainsides provide a timeless, surreal backdrop for the estate,” says the listing of the unusual setting.
The home has been on and off the market, with the most recent price $3.95 million in 2015. It was relisted in late October for $4.5 million.
Built in 1970, the estate is called “Villa Maggio,” named after Sinatra’s character Angelo Maggio in the 1953 romantic drama, “From Here to Eternity,” for which he earned an Oscar. Sinatra was said to be involved in designing and building the compound, where he hosted his rat pack buddies and other celebrities.
“The owners have just completed a thoughtful renovation and restoration of the property, being mindful to keep the authenticity of the original house,” Canter said. “The majority of this particular home, it hasn’t gone through any major updating or changing of the property.”
That includes Sinatra’s selection of the orange tile kitchen countertops and backsplash, he said.
“Because it’s such a unique property, it is going to bring a unique buyer,” Canter said. “There are only so many high-end buyers looking for a retreat like Frank Sinatra built.”
Scott Palermo of Harcourts Desert Homes is co-listing the estate.
Sinatra died in 1998 at 82, after selling more than 150 million records in his career. They included such hits as “My Way,” “Strangers in the night,” “Come Fly with Me” and “New York, New York.”
By MARILYN KALFUS
December 6, 2018 | 11:52 am
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