As Frank Sinatra once sang, “I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps/ And find I’m king of the hill, top of the list/ King of the hill, a number one.”
It may not be in the heart of New York, but Frank Sinatra’s California hideaway recently hit the market for $4.25 million. The house is located in a quiet part of Palm Desert, California. It’s where Sinatra spent around 12 years of his life. It’s easy to imagine people like Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford slipping in and out of the property.
It wasn’t the only property of the legendary singer, either. Very fittingly, Sinatra had owned property on New York’s Upper East Side. He also owned property in Twin Palms, which has the very infamous piano-shaped pool. Now people can rent out that home for vacations.
Frank Sinatra’s Desert Home
However, if you want to experience Sinatra’s gorgeous Palm Desert house up close, you may have to dish out over $4 million for the 3,880 square-foot home.
According to Architectural Digest, Frank Sinatra created this private retreat for himself in 1967. It’s a five-bedroom, six-bathroom house he happened to call “Villa Maggio” for short. It’s named after his infamous character in the film “From Here to Eternity” from 1953. The house has a rustic feeling with wood accents and cozy features. It even sits planted on the top of a plateau. This means Frank Sinatra had a gorgeous view of the mountains and was really the “king of the hill.”
In the past, the house had an asking price of $3.95 million in 2014. It’s no surprise that the value of the house is only going up. The amazing property has 10 acres of land, two kitchens, seven fireplaces, a guesthouse, a pool, tennis courts, a pool, a helicopter pad, and room for lots of cars.
Sinatra Digital Releases
On May 7, a collection of Frank Sinatra’s tracks were released digitally on “Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Volume 3.”
According to PR Newswire, the release has 15 different tracks. It follows the release of the first two volumes in December 2020 and February 2021.
The new volume will feature the song “The Game Is Over,” which was originally written by John Denver. There are also the piano-only versions of “Empty Tables” and “Send In The Clowns,” both of which feature his longtime pianist, Bill Miller. Disco-inspired songs “Night and Day” and “All or Nothing At All” also have a place in the digital release.
Besides releasing a variety of hits and becoming one of the most influential performers, Sinatra also started his own record label to help others do the same. His label, Reprise, brought his dream of allowing artists to create and control their own music to life. Artists like Dean Martin, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Green Day, and The Kinks all recorded albums for the label.