The vacation home of Frank Sinatra, which often saw guests including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, is listed for $3.9 million.
Sinatra and his closest friends were known for surprising fans with “unplanned” visits at each others Las Vegas shows, and after almost 20 years of appearances, Sinatra wanted a place in a private location where he and his friends could hang out away from the spotlight. The self-described “18-karat manic depressive” also wanted the location to be a solitary place for him when necessary.
In 1967, Sinatra built a home on five acres in Las Vegas that was 4,300 feet above Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, which he called “Villa Maggio” after his character in the film From Here to Eternity. Now, the home that often hosted the Rat Pack is listed by Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes for $3.9 million.
The Villa offered Sinatra the best of both worlds when he resided there for 12 years; it’s a quiet, private retreat, but is also perfect for entertaining. The 10-acre compound of three rustic-style buildings is surrounded by great views and boulders. The main home features two kitchens, dining and living rooms, a den, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. There is an attached guest house with two bedrooms, bath, living room with a fireplace and a full kitchen. The detached guest house offers two stories with a kitchen, bathroom, stone fireplace and a deck overlooking the view.
The property also has a pool house with a great room offering a stone fireplace, two bathrooms, two saunas, and a mini-kitchen that has views over the pool and tennis court. There is a private helipad to allow guests to fly in and out of the property, as well as parking for up to 25 cars.
The home has had many updates, including the commercial-grade kitchen, but some of Sinatra’s personal touches remain, including a secret doorway, bathroom wallpaper and a Ronson foodmatic.
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