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Frank Sinatra’s mountain party pad is back on the market
June 26, 2019

Villa Maggio, Frank Sinatra's 9-bedroom, 13-bathroom estate in the mountains above Palm Desert, is back on the market.

The property, which includes 6,400 square feet of interior space across three buildings and 7.5 acres of land, asks $3.9 million and is jointly listed by agents from Harcourts Desert Homes and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

[caption id="attachment_19316" align="alignleft" width="300"]Frank Sinatra's Villa Maggio Frank Sinatra's Villa Maggio includes three buildings on 7.5 acres.
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"It's almost like a mid-century modern ski lodge," said Scott Palermo, one of the listing agents and managing broker with Harcourts Desert Homes. "It's remote and secluded and has the most amazing views that I've seen in just about any desert listing."

The estate was designed by Ross Patton for Sinatra, and construction was completed in 1970. Sinatra hosted frequent parties at the house in the hamlet of Pinyon Crest, Palermo said, as well as using it as a private retreat.

The estate's current owner has lived there for about 20 years, Palermo said. Although she oversaw the renovation of parts of the house, she left some of Sinatra's favorite elements — including bright orange tiles in the kitchen, brown-and-white wallpaper in one of the bathrooms, audiovisual equipment in the living room and even the original food processor.

"This was really his private place to be Frank, away from the rest of the world," Palermo said.

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Villa Maggio has been on and off the market since 2008. In 2014, owners asked $4.4 million for the sprawling compound — complete with a music studio that doubles as a pool house, two saunas, a helipad, an outdoor dance floor and 24 cars, according to those listings. The listing price dropped to $3.95 million in April 2015.

The latest listing includes an additional 2.5 acres adjacent to the property, which could be developed by a buyer or left vacant, Palermo said. He added that he received calls from publicists involved with Desert Trip musicians, Los Angeles-based entertainers and even a European helicopter pilot on the day the listing became active, but thinks the property will more likely end up with a designer or architect.

The listing agents are Markus Canter and Cristie St. James, Beverly Hills-based agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and Jim Sanak and Scott Palermo of Palm Springs-based Harcourts Desert Homes. View the listing at

October 5, 2016 | 5:15 pm
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Photos courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties