Twenty-four years after the singer’s passing, Frank Sinatra’s estate listed his incredible California estate dubbed “Villa Maggio” for $4.25 million.
The nearly seven-acre property in Palm Desert holds a total of nine bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms in its three structures. One structure is a five-bedroom main house. The guest house has three additional bedrooms itself. Expansive views of the Asbestos, Santa Rosa, and San Jacinto Mountains accompany the home as well.
It’s amenities include a private tennis court, a helipad, parking for over 20 vehicles, and a vast pool with a pool house.
People Magazine reports that the crooner’s home is listed by Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
Let’s take a tour of the multi-million dollar home:
“Let’s Get Away From it All”
During the 1960s, Sinatra and the rest of the “rat pack” took Las Vegas by storm. Sinatra’s shows were hugely popular but the fame wrought by performing never sat well with the crooner.
The local press printed stories about Sinatra’s every move. It didn’t help his case to be accompanied by other legends such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. No matter what Sinatra did, nothing seemed to deter his fans.
According to a report by Radaronline.com, an upcoming documentary by REELZ called Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Frank Sinatra suggests that the singer’s famous short temper and bouts of depression may have contributed to his death. Studies have shown that chronic anger is as much of a health risk as smoking cigarettes.
To help ward off his bouts of depression, Sinatra commissioned the home in the late 1960s. According to the home’s listing on Realtor.com, Sinatra’s hit song “Let’s Get Away From it All” could be the inspiration for the property. In fact, Sinatra called the home his “desert hideaway”.
From Here to Eternity
Sinatra named his famed estate after his 1954 Academy-Award-winning role as Private Angelo Maggio in the movie From Here to Eternity. Maggio was a member of the 219th Infantry Regiment and was stationed in Hawaii during World War II. He struggles with balancing his rugged life in the army with the tender feelings he has for a woman he meets on the island.
The struggle Maggio faces is similar to the struggles Sinatra faced in his own life. Sinatra loved to perform but his performances brought him more fame than he could handle.
In turn, Sinatra built Villa Maggio so that he and his friends could relax and be out of the spotlight.
Ironically, the surrounding Palm Desert area has recently become known as a celebrity stomping ground, according to Toptenrealestatedeals.com. Stars such as Kim Kardashian and Leonardo DiCaprio also own real estate in the area. Visitors can also expect to rub elbows with Katy Perry or Bella Hadid, the website says.