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Nobody wants to buy Frank Sinatra’s SoCal retreat
June 26, 2019

Frank Sinatra’s Palm Desert, Calif., hideaway — a property dubbed “Villa Maggio,” which he named for his character in “From Here to Eternity” — is back on the market for the third time in five years, according to Curbed.

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Villa Maggio has multiple bedrooms across three separate structures.

In May 2015, the 5-acre compound — which Ol’ Blue Eyes used as his personal sanctuary, as well as a pad to entertain other members of the Rat Pack — went up for grabs for $3.95 million, as we reported at the time. But now, the owners are trying to sweeten the deal by tacking on an additional 2½ acres and lowering its ask to $3.9 million.
[caption id="attachment_19263" align="alignleft" width="245"]Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra[/caption] Perched 4,300 feet above the Coachella Valley, this Sinatra-designed-and-built estate encompasses three buildings.

The main house, a midcentury-style lodge, has five bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms. The two-story guest house has three separate suites; there’s also a two-bedroom pool house.

The main house’s touches include hardwood flooring, five fireplaces and vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams.

In their retreat, guests get a deck, kitchenette, fireplace and bathroom in each suite. And, if you want to get frisky on the down-low, there’s a secret passageway that connects two of the suites’ bedrooms together.

Meanwhile, the pool house has two saunas and a large stone fireplace.

In sum, the estate spreads across 6,428 square feet.

Cristie St. James and Markus Canter of St. James + Canter, along with Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes, are now marketing Villa Maggio.

October 11, 2016 | 1:39PM
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Photos courtesy of Markus Canter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties