Sinatra’s "Villa Maggio" Home Tour, Pinyon Crest, Palm Desert
$110 (1 hr)
This is the first and only opportunity to tour this exclusive property. "Villa Maggio", never previously open to the public, was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite personal residences, affectionately named for the character that earned him the Oscar for his performance as Cpl. Angelo Maggio in the movie From Here to Eternity and mentioned numerous times in Barbara Sinatra’s book Lady Blue Eyes, My Life with Frank, this secluded mountain retreat perched high above Palm Desert is a masterpiece with a rustic, midcentury-lodge style design on 7.5 acres of land that encompasses a 5 BR main house, a self-sufficient 3 BR guest house, a 1 BR pool house, a resort-style pool, a large exterior entertaining area with firepit, a lighted tennis court, a helipad and parking for 24 cars. The surrounding 360-degree sunrise to sunset mountain-valley view provides a timeless, surreal backdrop. The 6,428 SF interiors have been lovingly preserved and reflect Frank’s style and preferences, with few changes to the original interior/exterior of the main, guest and pool house.
Sinatra had a dual purpose in the design of the estate: a desire to escape the oppressive heat of the desert valley below and a need to provide his friends, which included traveling dignitaries, sports stars, elite power players and members of the Rat Pack, with the ultimate in luxury and comfort as well as the utmost in privacy and security.
Mr. Sinatra worked hand in hand with builder Duke Wild & designer Ross Patten who used locally sourced materials, including natural stone and hardwoods, the residence adds beauty to the surrounding environment. Wide overhanging eaves provide shade and reduce the ecological footprint. Hardwood floors, numerous fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams give the estate an understated and relaxing, down-to-earth atmosphere.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Free parking at check-in.
Guests will be shuttled to "Villa Maggio".
Please arrive 10 minutes before ticketed time as the shuttle ride will take 20 minutes
Please wear comfortable, flat, closed toed shoes.
Please bring a jacket as Pinyon Crest temperatures are typically 20 degrees cooler than the desert valley floor.
Please no pets, smoking, food or drinks allowed.
Restrooms are available at the Presbyterian Church.
This event is not wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church parking lot, 47-321 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Photo Credits: Markus Canter | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties
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