Frank Sinatras desert hideaway cant find a buyer after 15 years – New York Post4 min read

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It may have been Frank Sinatra’s kind of town, but it doesn’t appear to be anyone else’s.

The late “Let’s Get Away From It All” singer’s Palm Desert, California hideaway — first listed in 2007 — is back on the market for $4.25 million.

The remote Coachella Valley property was then re-listed again — in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 — but each time has failed to attract a buyer.

The property most recently hit the market again on May 7. But its location “in the middle of nowhere” has made it difficult to sell in the last 15 years. 

Known as the “Villa Maggio,” Sinatra commissioned the estate in 1967, naming it after the character he played in “From Here to Eternity,” Angelo Maggio, and using the rustic home as a more secluded getaway. 

The home is situated on a 7.5 acre lot with panoramic mountain views.
The home is situated on a 7.5-acre lot with panoramic mountain views.
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The dining room opens out to a living space.
The dining room opens out to a living space.
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The tennis court.
The tennis court.
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The master bathroom with a vanity and stone walls.
The master bathroom with a vanity and stone walls.
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One of nine bedrooms with several venetian paintings.
One of nine bedrooms with several Venetian paintings.
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The midcentury mountain retreat is perched high above Palm Desert, and according to the listing, is a “James Bond lair-like compound” that is made up of five bedrooms and six bathrooms. In addition, the property has a separate three-bedroom, five-bathroom guest house and a one-bedroom pool house with two bathrooms and saunas. 

Frank Sinatra Palm Desert getaway lists for $4.25 million.
Frank Sinatra Palm Desert getaway lists for $4.25 million.
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Other amenities of the getaway include a resort-style pool, an expansive backyard with a fire pit, a lighted tennis court, a helipad and parking for up to 24 cars. 

The guest house.
The guest house.
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A sitting room with a terrace.
A sitting room with a terrace.
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The formal dining room looks out to the Palm Desert mountains.
The formal dining room looks out to the Palm Desert mountains.
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The secure gate that leads to the rocky driveway up to the compound.
The secure gate that leads to the rocky driveway up to the compound.
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An aerial view of the compound.
An aerial view of the compound.
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The property boasts a panoramic sunrise-sunset mountain-valley lights view.

Described as one of Sinatra’s favorite residences, the home spans a whopping 6,428 square feet and was renovated to reflect his style and preferences.

While isolated, the estate is only 20 minutes away from Palm Desert and El Paso shops and restaurants.  

The compound was known as one of Sinatra’s favorite getaways, but that doesn’t appear to be enough to entice a buyer.

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