Sinatra’s Palm Desert estate can now be yours
A 6,400-square-foot hideaway designed and built high above California’s Palm Desert by Frank Sinatra is back on the market.
Named Villa Maggio, after Sinatra’s character in “From Here to Eternity,” the estate will set you back nearly $3.7 million, but includes 7.5 acres of land with stunning, panoramic views of the Coachella Valley below.
The three-building compound features nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and nine fireplaces, with easy access, including via helipad, and plenty of privacy.
The main house — where, at the height of his fame, Sinatra hosted his entourage of Rat Pack pals, sports stars and other dignitaries, far removed from the paparazzi — has five bedrooms. There’s a two-story guest house with three private suites, each with a deck, stone fireplace, bathroom and small kitchen. The two-bedroom pool house, with its huge stone fireplace and twin saunas, doubles as a music studio.
Sinatra, who died in 1998, lived at Villa Maggio for 12 years. He donated the estate to Loyola Marymount University, which sold it in 1989 for $1.4 million. The current owners knew Sinatra and have maintained many of the property’s original features, including the beamed and vaulted ceilings and vintage wood-paneled walls.
On and off the market for years, Villa Maggio was listed for $4.4 million in 2008. The price dropped to $4.4 million in 2014 and, a year later, was reduced again to $3.95 million, which didn’t include the surrounding acreage.