Frank Sinatra’s Gorgeous Palm Desert Home Can’t Find a Buyer After Nearly 14 Years

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This story was originally published on 5/6/2016; it has been updated to reflect new information and dates.

Frank Sinatra's iconic Twin Palms home (which can now be rented!) wasn't the crooner's only desert estate. Sinatra also had another property for when he needed an escape, which Realtor.com referred to as "Mr. Sinatra's Secret Hideaway." Officially named "Villa Maggio" (a nod to his character in "From Here to Eternity"), his dreamy Palm Desert property sits perched high on a mountaintop. With nine bedrooms, three kitchens, nine fireplaces, and a total of 12.5 bathrooms inside three buildings (main house, guest house, and a pool house!), this remote compound made a fittingly luxurious getaway for the music legend. However, despite its decadence, the home has not fared well on the market. After first being listed in 2007, it continues to struggle to find a buyer.

Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA

As property records show on the listing, Villa Maggio was listed for sale in 2007. With no luck, it was taken off the market and then relisted again a number of times under different agents over the years — it was never able to attract a buyer. Earlier this month, the property returned to the market for $4.25 million. Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services holds the current listing.

Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA

Located just off Pines to Palms Highway, this off-the-grid midcentury mountain home was designed for Sinatra in 1970 by architect Ross Patton. Wood, stone, and other natural materials make up the home's interiors while complementing the surrounding landscape. Large fireplaces make the expansive 6,428 square-foot home feel cozy, but the best feature (aside from the backstory of the home) might just be the sweeping mountain views.

Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA

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Other highlights of the home include the resort-style pool, the lighted tennis courts, and the outdoor dance floor. There is also a parking lot that can fit 24 cars, and for those who would rather fly in, there's a helipad, too. It was at this home that Sinatra would host members of the Rat Pack.

Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA
Photo credit: Sean Garrison / Shooting LA

Pretty impressive, right? Fingers crossed that this is the year that Villa Maggio gets a new owner —we'll keep you updated! But as for now, if you're looking to explore more of Sinatra's properties, you can check out his former Miami beach house which actress Mindy Kaling purchased for $10 million in 2020.

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