A swank desert compound once owned by music legend Frank Sinatra just can’t seem to find a buyer. Known as Villa Maggio, the remote Coachella Valley property listed in 2013, 2015, and 2016, but each time failed to sell.
Now, the 7.5-acre spread is back on the market, as the Los Angeles Times reports. The price has come down a bit too; it’s now asking $3.695 million—about $205,000 below the listing price this time last year.
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 from his more famous desert retreat in Rancho Mirage (he had already sold his E. Stewart Williams-designed Palm Springs residence by the time this property was constructed).
Perched high above the Palm Desert, the gated compound consists of three separate buildings: a five-bedroom main house, along with a guest house and pool house with two bedrooms. There’s also a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, and even a helipad (the listing notes that the home is 26 miles from the Palm Springs airport—”a short jaunt by helicopter”).
Interior features of the residence include planked walls, vaulted and beamed ceilings, and enormous stone fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. Glass sliding doors lead to long decks with views across the surrounding mountains.
Will the lowered asking price help the home finally find a new owner?
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- Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway is back on the market [Curbed LA]
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