The Famous Palm Desert Getaway Frank Sinatra Created Lists Again
Known for a litany of things—his smooth baritone, baby blue eyes, and generation-defining songs—Frank Sinatra never quite made headlines for his contributions to architecture. Yet, the star’s homes were often ‘Too Marvelous for Words.’ A stunning midcentury modern he once owned just hit the market in LA, and now Villa Maggio, the Palm Desert estate Sinatra famously created, is for sale again. The compound is listed for the same price records show it was asking in late 2020: $4.25 million.
When Sinatra nabbed the desert property in 1967, nothing stood within its borders beyond flora, dust, and hills. But, there were epic vistas of mountains and valleys. In collaboration with his architect, Sinatra built this 6,428-square-foot compound in 1970. According to the listing, the estate then played host to the Rat Pack, royalty, and Hollywood stars in its years.
A favorite getaway for Sinatra until 1982, Villa Maggio sits on a stretch of land not too far from Palm Desert’s downtown. Comprised of main, guest, and pool houses, the property totals 9 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. It has had the same owner for 24 years and still embodies Sinatra’s style due to a careful renovation, but can now be a private hideaway for someone new. From the pool and tennis court to the spa-like sauna, the home is ripe for relaxation. It even has a helipad to make getting to the nearby Palm Springs airport a breeze.