A holiday hit list of Sinatra homes
If a Rat Pack-worthy home is on your shopping list this holiday season, you are in luck. A trio of houses tied to legendary singer Frank Sinatra is for sale in Southern California.
The properties suit different preferences in style as well as geographic location. For the beachgoer, there’s Sinatra’s onetime Malibu home on Broad Beach.
Built in 1992, the twostory estate served as a celebrity hangout for Sinatra and his friends. Stars such as Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck, Eydie Gorme, Robert Wagner and Dick Van Dyke are among those who visited the oceanfront spot.
Architect Ted Grenzbach worked with the Sinatras to design the house, which emphasizes open living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that take in ocean views. In 5,800 square feet, there are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including an expansive master suite with a lounge, fireplace, hair salon and sauna. Asking price: $12.9 million.
For the desert dweller, a retreat built for the crooner is back on the market in Palm Desert.
Spanning 71⁄ acres of desert valley, the scenic ’70s estate is named Villa Maggio — an ode to the late singer’s character in the Academy Awardwinning film “From Here
Three custom-designed structures fill out the gated retreat: a rustic lodge, a two-story guesthouse and a pool house. With nine bedrooms and 13 bathrooms across 6,400 square feet, there’s plenty of room for guests, which Sinatra took full advantage of when hosting members of the Rat Pack and other celebrities. Asking price: $4.5 million.
For the architectural aficionado, the Midcentury Modern-style home that Sinatra leased for a decade is up for grabs in Chatsworth.
Sinatra never owned the estate overlooking the Chatsworth Nature Preserve but leased the property for nearly a decade from bank heiress and original owner Dora Hutchinson. More recently, the property has served as a filming location for episodes of “Mad Men” and “Californication” as well as the film “Dreamgirls.”
Set on about 7 acres of grounds, the William Pereira-designed house features 16-foot-tall walls of glass, a wet bar, a denoffice, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Two swimming pools, a motor court, a guesthouse, lawn and landscaping make up the grounds. Asking price: $12.5 million.
NEW SCENERY BY THE BEACH
Actor Scott Eastwood has found a new setting in Encinitas, buying a custom home on a ridge about a mile from the ocean for $2.68 million.
Designed by architect Torgen Johnson, the hardwood-filled house holds four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms across about 3,700 square feet. Splash- es of color come in the kitchen, where powderblue cabinetry lines the walls. Murals decorate the living room.
Vaulted and beamed ceilings top most of the interior, including the expansive master suite.
Two outdoor spaces take advantage of the canyon views: a covered sun deck on the second story and an extensive patio with a fire pit and dining area.
The landscaped grounds, which cover just under an acre, also hold a swimming pool and grassy yard.
The son of famed actor Clint Eastwood, Scott has appeared in a handful of his father’s films, including “Gran Torino” and “Invictus.” More recently, he starred in “The Fate of the Furious” and “Pacific Rim Uprising.”
The home on Malibu’s Broad Beach was designed by architect Ted Grenzbach for Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara.
Frank Sinatra leased the William Pereira-designed home in Chatsworth for about a decade from a bank heiress and socialite.