A piece of American history is for sale in the celebrity playground of Palm Springs!

This beautiful mid-century home is not only gorgeous, but if walls could talk, oo-la-la! Home to the late Frank Sinatra, more celebrity guests have stayed and relaxed here than could ever be etched on a commemorative plaque. Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Lucille Ball, and Liza Minelli all spent down-time here between work on movies and television appearances.

Villa Maggio was designed by popular architect Ross Patton in 1967, and the 6400 square foot home has been meticulously maintained and preserved. This slice of California history can be yours for a cool 3.99 million. With seven bedrooms, and thirteen baths, this estate is perfect for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the Palm Springs peace and quiet…just as it was when it was built 40 years ago.

The sensible wide gravel drive sweeps toward this natural stone and redwood shingle home set snugly into the hillside. The California Spanish front doors open into a luxuriously rustic paneled living room with wrought iron chandeliers, natural stone fireplace, and beamed ceilings. Filled with natural light and surrounded by mountain views, the home is visually stunning. The gleaming hardwood floors complement the paneling, and vary from room to room from wide planks to a lovely herringbone parquet. The gourmet kitchen has been updated to include all the modern amenities, but kept the vintage flavor and charm. A fully-stocked wet bar with fridge helps separate the kitchen from the living and dining rooms and emphasizes the purpose of this luxury getaway.

The master suite includes tumbled stone tile floors, natural stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, stunning views, and a well-appointed bath with natural elements of wood, stone and glass on every surface. The other six bedrooms also feature natural surfaces, beautiful views and balconies, and baths with all the modern amenities. All the original decor has been carefully preserved and maintained, even the wall paper and tile mosaics. The wraparound balcony on three sides of this home offer outdoor access from all the bedrooms and living areas.

The property includes a sauna and pool house, 10 acres of carefully landscaped xeriscape gardens and California hills, a gorgeous curvy limestone patio cradles a fire pit and landscaped pool, and sits near a lighted tennis court, guest suite and a private helipad. Smart and sophisticated, smooth and laid back, just like Sinatra himself. This celebrity home is accessible to the LA workweek, as well as a wider variety of budgets than the average Hollywood historical homes!

For more pictures and information visit the listing broker’s website, Crosby Doe Associates.



  1. Jeff Dunning says:

    Wonder why we never heard of this home of FAS?

  2. Nancianne says:

    At almost 4 Million, I guess it’s a steal. I’ll think about it. “Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra” at http://www.live365.com/stations/nancyann3839.