A hol­i­day hit list of Si­na­tra homes

The Island Packet (Sunday) - - Real Estate & Homes - BY NEAL J. LEIT­EREG AND JACK FLEM­MING

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

to Eter­nity.”

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.


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.”

Mike Hel­frich/TNS

The home on Mal­ibu’s Broad Beach was de­signed by ar­chi­tect Ted Grenzbach for Frank Si­na­tra and his wife, Bar­bara.

James Moss/TNS

Frank Si­na­tra leased the Wil­liam Pereira-de­signed home in Chatsworth for about a decade from a bank heiress and so­cialite.

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