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Frank Sinatra’s former California desert hideout with helipad relists for $4.25 million
May 13, 2021 in Latest News

Legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra’s desert mountaintop hideaway is back on the market for $4.25 million.

Dubbed “Villa Maggio,” the rustic 7.5-acre spread high above Palm Desert takes its name after Sinatra’s character in the 1953 film “From Here to Eternity,” for which he won an Oscar. The property has nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 6,428 square feet of living space spread across two lodge-style abodes and a pool house.

There are outdoor resort-style amenities and a helipad — the property is a quick helicopter jaunt from Palm Springs International Airport.

When Sinatra wanted to get away from it all, he often helicoptered to the Mountain Center property he helped design and build in 1970. It’s now restored and renovated.

Property highlights include a five-bedroom, six-bathroom main residence with hardwood floors, stone fireplaces and beamed and evaluated ceilings.

There are wood-paneled walls.

Floor-to-ceiling glass and several viewing decks provide endless views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. While it looks like you’re in the middle of nowhere, Palm Desert’s shops and restaurants are only a 20-minute drive away.

The house has two kitchens with professional-grade appliances.

In many places, the tile and wallpaper are original to the era.

Other features include a three-bedroom guest house and a one-bedroom pool house with two saunas.

The grounds include a swimming pool, a lighted tennis court and a large entertaining area with a fire pit, plus parking for 24 cars.

The compound has been on and off the market for several years. It re-listed May 7 with Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as the listing agents.

Sinatra, who died in 1998 at 82, was best known as one of the great male vocalists of the 20th century. He had a string of nicknames — think “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” “Chairman of the Board,” “Frankie” and “The Voice.” His rich timbre, phrasing and wide-ranging emotions inspired countless imitations, from Tony Bennett to Harry Connick Jr.

Among his most memorable hits are “My Way,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “New York, New York.”

PUBLISHED: May 13, 2021 at 6:31 a.m. | UPDATED: May 13, 2021 at 7:21 a.m.

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