Celebrity Homes

Frank Sinatra’s mountain retreat returns to the market

The former home of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra is on the market once again and already there is a flurry of interest in the exquisite desert getaway.

The 7.5-acre estate in Palm Desert, California has been on and off the market for a number of years after and the property which is listed at $4.25 million, is already receiving inquiries from around the world.

Sinatra enjoyed the rustic retreat for 14 years with his fourth wife, Barbara. It was eventually donated to Loyola Marymount University, then sold to a private buyer.

Sinatra bought the property in 1967 and completely transformed it into what it is today by 1970. His goal was that it would become e a place where he could relax and entertain friends, other celebrities, and even international royalty.

The home itself comprises a five-bedroom main house, three-bedroom guesthouse, and one-bedroom pool house. In total the property sleeps 16 adults, or eight couples and is about a two-hour drive from LA.

Most of the bedrooms are luxurious guest suites with their own bathrooms. In total, there are nine bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms on the property. Some suites, including the master suite, have fireplaces as well as balconies or adjacent decks.

Other features include an art studio, an elegant office, media room, gym, library, home theatre, and a lounge with a custom bar.

Listing agent, Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, believes the property is perfect for the current market climate.

“The property and the market are now in alignment.”

According to Mr Canter, the current owners, who are collectors of antiques and art, have spent quite a bit of time and effort to update the house, and to restore and renovate, rather than remodel.

The agent says it was important to them to keep the architecture pure and authentic to Sinatra’s designs, noting that wood, stone and other natural materials were sourced locally. All those features remain

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.

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