The far-flung desert retreat of Frank Sinatra made a return to the open market this spring. The property has had a long run in the for-sale category, with its first listing appearing in 2015. Currently, the Palm Desert getaway is asking $4.25 million.
Sinatra had the estate custom-built in the late 1960s. It’s a rustic escape, complete with a lodge-style main house that’s packed with glossy wood and stone, with raw ceilings overhead. The nine-bedroom property was intended to be a social hotspot, and was designed with a helipad and abundant parking. Amenities include a tennis court—lighted for night play—and a large pool.
Sinatra called the property Villa Maggio, making it a trophy with a definite provenance: his Oscar-winning supporting turn as Pvt. Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity, master director Fred Zinneman’s adaptation of James Jones’ great novel of American life and love on the cusp of WWII.