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70300 San Lorenzo Rd

Mountain Center, CA 92561
  • $4,500,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 26 Days
  • ID#: 24-350495
UPDATED: 38 min ago
$4,500,000
  • 9
    BEDS
  • 7.5
    ACRES
  • 12
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,428
    SQFT
  • $700
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1970
County:

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The **FRANK SINATRA DESERT HIDEAWAY**, "VILLA MAGGIO", built 1970. Step back in time to the wild and swinging 60s & groovy 70s, when Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack set Las Vegas ablaze with their electrifying performances. Sinatra, known for making women swoon and throwing their lingerie on stage, needed a place to escape the non-stop excitement. And so, Villa Maggio was born - a secluded hideaway perched atop a pinnacle in Palm Desert, California. Named after Sinatra's Academy-Award winning role in "From Here to Eternity," Villa Maggio was a place of refuge and relaxation for the legendary entertainer. When he wasn't out with his Rat Pack friends - Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop - Sinatra would retreat to his private paradise to escape the public eye. With 6,428 SF of interiors that have been renovated to reflect Sinatra's style, this mid-century mountain retreat remains as relevant today a destination for celebrities and power players seeking privacy, security, and luxury. Built in 1970 by builder Duke Wild and designer Ross Patten, Villa Maggio was designed to be Sinatra's ultimate escape - a place where he could be himself and unwind. The compound spans 7.5 acres and includes a 5 BR main house, a self-sufficient 3 BR guest home, a 1 BR pool house, a resort-style pool, a lighted tennis court, a helipad, and parking for 24 cars. The 4,300-foot elevation provides a temperate climate, and the unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, national monuments, and cityscapes are simply magical. With warm woods, local stone, and seven stone fireplaces in the main house, Villa Maggio has everything Sinatra and his guests needed to relax in comfort and luxury. The main house features a large catering kitchen, dining and living rooms, a den, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a deck with breathtaking views of the desert floor. The attached and detached guest quarters provide four additional bedrooms and first-class accommodations for Sinatra's guests, including traveling dignitaries, sports stars, and members of the Rat Pack. Nestled atop a hilltop surrounded by breathtaking views and boulders, Sinatra and his guests would engage in friendly games of single and doubles tennis on the villa's tennis court. Sinatra was the ultimate entertainer, and Villa Maggio was where he felt truly at home. In Barbara Sinatra's book "Lady Blue Eye, My Life with Frank", she frequently references the Villa as a haven for Sinatra and his guests. The estate is the only remaining Sinatra property that has not been altered, still showcasing its original design. Built with locally sourced materials, including natural stone and hardwoods, the Villa Maggio is not only a luxurious retreat but also a testament to sustainable design, with wide overhanging eaves providing shade and reducing its ecological footprint. The warm atmosphere of the estate is created by its hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams. The fully equipped kitchen with commercial-grade appliances are ready to host any occasion. "Pure Sinatra" embodies the grand vision and scope of the estate, which reflects Frank Sinatra's unique approach to life. Sinatra was hands-on in every aspect of the Villa's design. Villa Maggio, a cherished retreat, was built with the goal of providing friends and family with a private and otherworldly escape for fun, relaxation, and of course, legendary parties. Every detail of the villa reflects Mr. Sinatra's personal tastes and preferences, and the current owners have lovingly preserved its character and style, making it an unparalleled collector once-in-a-life-time opportunity. This is more than just a home, it's a piece of Sinatra history, where every detail tells a story and every room is a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Villa Maggio is now a piece of iconic American history, waiting for the next chapter to be written.

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Based on information from the Combined LA/Westside Multiple Listing Service as of 2024-03-03T23:42:32.457. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
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70300 San Lorenzo Rd Mountain Center, CA 92561

  • Price: $4,500,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 26 Days
  • Updated: 38 min ago
  • ID#: 24-350495
9
Beds
12
Baths
1
½ Baths
7.5
Acres
6,428
SQFT
$700
$/SQFT
1970
Built
Neighborhood:
Not In A Development
County:
Riverside
Area:
Palm Desert South
Property Description
The **FRANK SINATRA DESERT HIDEAWAY**, "VILLA MAGGIO", built 1970. Step back in time to the wild and swinging 60s & groovy 70s, when Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack set Las Vegas ablaze with their electrifying performances. Sinatra, known for making women swoon and throwing their lingerie on stage, needed a place to escape the non-stop excitement. And so, Villa Maggio was born - a secluded hideaway perched atop a pinnacle in Palm Desert, California. Named after Sinatra's Academy-Award winning role in "From Here to Eternity," Villa Maggio was a place of refuge and relaxation for the legendary entertainer. When he wasn't out with his Rat Pack friends - Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop - Sinatra would retreat to his private paradise to escape the public eye. With 6,428 SF of interiors that have been renovated to reflect Sinatra's style, this mid-century mountain retreat remains as relevant today a destination for celebrities and power players seeking privacy, security, and luxury. Built in 1970 by builder Duke Wild and designer Ross Patten, Villa Maggio was designed to be Sinatra's ultimate escape - a place where he could be himself and unwind. The compound spans 7.5 acres and includes a 5 BR main house, a self-sufficient 3 BR guest home, a 1 BR pool house, a resort-style pool, a lighted tennis court, a helipad, and parking for 24 cars. The 4,300-foot elevation provides a temperate climate, and the unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, national monuments, and cityscapes are simply magical. With warm woods, local stone, and seven stone fireplaces in the main house, Villa Maggio has everything Sinatra and his guests needed to relax in comfort and luxury. The main house features a large catering kitchen, dining and living rooms, a den, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a deck with breathtaking views of the desert floor. The attached and detached guest quarters provide four additional bedrooms and first-class accommodations for Sinatra's guests, including traveling dignitaries, sports stars, and members of the Rat Pack. Nestled atop a hilltop surrounded by breathtaking views and boulders, Sinatra and his guests would engage in friendly games of single and doubles tennis on the villa's tennis court. Sinatra was the ultimate entertainer, and Villa Maggio was where he felt truly at home. In Barbara Sinatra's book "Lady Blue Eye, My Life with Frank", she frequently references the Villa as a haven for Sinatra and his guests. The estate is the only remaining Sinatra property that has not been altered, still showcasing its original design. Built with locally sourced materials, including natural stone and hardwoods, the Villa Maggio is not only a luxurious retreat but also a testament to sustainable design, with wide overhanging eaves providing shade and reducing its ecological footprint. The warm atmosphere of the estate is created by its hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams. The fully equipped kitchen with commercial-grade appliances are ready to host any occasion. "Pure Sinatra" embodies the grand vision and scope of the estate, which reflects Frank Sinatra's unique approach to life. Sinatra was hands-on in every aspect of the Villa's design. Villa Maggio, a cherished retreat, was built with the goal of providing friends and family with a private and otherworldly escape for fun, relaxation, and of course, legendary parties. Every detail of the villa reflects Mr. Sinatra's personal tastes and preferences, and the current owners have lovingly preserved its character and style, making it an unparalleled collector once-in-a-life-time opportunity. This is more than just a home, it's a piece of Sinatra history, where every detail tells a story and every room is a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Villa Maggio is now a piece of iconic American history, waiting for the next chapter to be written.
Exterior Features

Building Type Detached Covered Parking 2 Direction Faces East Entry Location Foyer Guest House Detached Levels Two Lot Size Area 326700 Other Structures GuestHousePool House Parking Garage Auto Driveway GateCarportCarport DetachedControlled EntranceDriveway - GravelDriveway GateParking for GuestsParking for Guests - OnsitePrivate Patio Features Covered PorchBalconyCoveredDeck(s) Pool Description In Ground Pool YN Yes Spa In Ground Spa YN Yes Style Mid-Century Tennis Court Private Tennis Court Tennis YN Yes Total Parking 24 View Description CanyonCity LightsDesertHillsMountainsValley View YN Yes

Interior Features

Bathroom Features 2 Master Baths Bedroom Features 2 Master BedroomsMain Floor Master BedroomMain Floor BedroomMaster Suite Common Walls Detached/No Common Walls Cooling CentralAir Conditioning Den Yes Dining Room Yes Eating Areas Breakfast RoomDining Area Equipment Other Family Room Yes Fireplace Rooms DenFamily RoomGasGas and WoodGas StarterGreat RoomGuest HouseLiving RoomMaster BedroomWood BurningOtherFire Pit Fireplaces 9 Flooring CarpetHardwoodMixedWoodTile Furnished Unfurnished Heating Central Interior Features Built-InsCathedral-Vaulted CeilingsHigh Ceilings (9 Feet+) Kitchen Features Island Laundry InsideLaundry AreaRoom One Quarter Baths 0 Rooms Art StudioBarBonus RoomBreakfastBreakfast AreaDen/OfficeDining RoomDining AreaEntryFamily RoomGreat RoomGuest HouseGuest-Maids QuartersGymHome TheatreIn-Law SuiteLibraryLiving RoomLoftMaster BedroomMedia RoomPowderRec RoomRetreatSaunaSeparate Maids QtrsServants QuartersService EntranceStudy/OfficeTwo MastersWalk-In Closet

Property Features

Complex Name Pinyon Crest Community Association Disclosures As Is Fireplace YN Yes Hoa Fee Frequency1 Annually Hoa Fee1 1980.00 Hoa Yn Yes Number Of Units 0 Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Sale Type Standard Security Features Gated Sewer Septic Tank Source Living Area Other Source Lot Size Area Estimated Year Built Source Assessor Zoning R-1-2 1/2

Listing provided courtesy of Markus Canter DRE#01810156 of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Propert: 310-777-7800.


Based on information from the Combined LA/Westside Multiple Listing Service as of 2024-03-03T23:42:32.457. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
 
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