How the famous live: Villa Maggio, previously owned by Frank Sinatra, went up for sale for 90 million crowns.
He was born in America, to Italian parents and with a voice from God. World music legend and famous heartbreaker Frank Sinatra. He spent a large part of his life in the spotlight and longed for some privacy, which is why he had a secluded villa built in 1967. A hidden mountain retreat, Villa Maggio is located on a plot of about 3 hectares. And it's on the market again! Those interested in purchasing it will need to whip out over 90 million CZK. We're not surprised that this mansion was one of his favourites.
The multi-talented Frank Sinatra, who devoted himself not only to singing but also to acting, longed for a place where he could relax undisturbed every now and then. Yet at the same time, he loved company and exuberant parties. He kept both of these factors in mind when building Villa Maggio. Facilities that include a swimming pool, sauna or tennis court can match that of luxury hotels. Next to the main house, there is a two-storey guest house with three apartments. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, a bathroom, a private terrace and a fireplace. The residence is literally made for visits and epic parties. The name "Villa Maggio" was inspired by the name of Sinatra's character from the movie "From Here to Eternity", for which he won an Oscar.
Privacy comes first
Frank Sinatra's secluded retreat is located in Coachella Valley, California. Ideal for anyone who wants to get away from the daily hustle and bustle and enjoy unforgettable views. And it also happens to be a very tactical location. The villa is just 20 minutes away from Palm Desert’s renowned restaurants, as well as downtown El Paseo. Shopping enthusiasts certainly know why it is nicknamed "Desert Rodeo Drive". Palm Springs International Airport is only 42 km away - ideal for a short helicopter flight. For this purpose, the villa is equipped with a well-lit heliport.
Use of local resources
The materials used to build the residence come from local sources, just like the wood and natural stone, which can be found in the garden. Part of the garden is designed as a rock garden. Aesthetically, it fits perfectly into the desert environment. Wide, overhanging eaves provide enough shade and reduce the ecological footprint. The California climate makes having a pool a necessity, and you'll find one in the garden. The new owner will thus be able to have fun in the water during the hottest days.
Natural materials predominate throughout the house. Wooden floors, a fireplace and vaulted ceilings with wooden beams give the residence a cosy atmosphere. The interior is decorated in a rustic style and reflects the personality of Frank Sinatra. The residence was designed by architect Ross Patton, but the singer was responsible for the design. Because the interior has remained almost unchanged, you can almost hear immortal hits such as I Love You Baby, Somethin' Stupid or Killing Me Softly inside these walls.
Comfort on the first place
Big family? No problem! You can spend the night in one of the five bedrooms. Each of them comes with a private bathroom. You don't have to worry about not having your own space here. In every room, luxury goes hand in hand with comfort. Much like the other rooms, the bedrooms are decked in wood and the walls are adorned with period paintings.
Villa Maggio is located high above the valley. Due to the altitude at which it lies, the climate is milder than in the desert valley below and the sky is cloudless almost all day. The view from the window offers a vista of breathtaking scenery. No wonder that large windows are the dominant feature of every room! Equally interesting is the bathroom with a large bathtub and amazing views.
Sports and relaxation
Sports enthusiasts will really love the place. The complex has its own tennis court. And Sinatra knew well how important muscle relaxation was after sports. Therefore, in addition to the pool, the house includes two saunas.
"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
If the walls could talk, they would certainly share a lot of stories of the wild parties that Frank Sinatra used to hold here for his guests in the 1970s. Now Villa Maggio can become a welcoming haven for its future owner. As a bonus, he'll find Sinatra's spirit in it.