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Twin Palms for Sale – Frank Sinatra’s Desert Bachelor Pad

Written by Christopher Alm • January 7th, 2009
Twin Palms for Sale – Frank Sinatra’s Desert Bachelor Pad

Twin Palms comes with a large pool perfect for cocktail parties

Frank Sinatra’s former desert hideaway “Twin Palms” in Palm Springs, California is up for sale. In the late 1940s old blue eyes had just made his first million and he wanted to celebrate in style, so he commissioned architect E. Stewart Williams to design a lush weekend getaway house for throwing parties and lounging by the pool to be ready before New Years eve 1948.

Now you have the chance to get your hands on this oasis in the desert. The price tag is a modest $3,250,000 but can also be leased at $14,000/month (cocktails not included). The house is also perfect for glamorous photoshoots and makes a great filming location, so anyone wanting to make some money off their purchase will most likely find Twin Palms a solid nugget.

Here’s an idea, let’s all put in $1,000 each and buy it collectively. I will even volunteer to host the first cocktail party!

Update (2017): The house can nowadays be rented or used for weddings and television usage, more information here.

Thanks Royalton

Above: The living room is perfect for entertaining

Above: The house massive windows makes you feel like you are outside already

Above: Old blue eyes once slept here (probably)

Above: The kitchen retains its mid-century look

Above: Play it again, Frank

Above: Postwar modernism architecture

Above: Check out that retro stereo hi-fi system

Above: It retains its original looks very well

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Attila

    I’m in if you have the other 3249 guys ready to pay. :)

  • Chris

    Details, details. Still working on it, will get back to you ;)

  • Joey Altruda

    Great Article. Your blog page is truly outstanding!

  • Diego

    Chris, would it be okay to pull a caper like Ocean’s Eleven to get the dough for this pad?

  • Chris

    If you can get in touch with Danny and he complies, sure why not! ;) I think Ocean’s 14 is long overdue.

  • flodeau

    Hi there …just discovered your blog… and it’s just great..

    Greets from France.


  • Chris

    Thank you Flo, you got a delicious blog also! Hope that things are nice down in France.

  • flodeau

    Hi there again, things are just fine over here. Thanks for dropping by my blog and speak to you soon.

  • Anne and Charles

    Somehow, I think this property will escape the california housing price crash. WOW!

  • Anonymous

    Still has that swank look about it…very nice…maybe I can talk to Don de Dondon and he can set me up with da 4 million. Watchu think? Only 75% interest and all the protection I need.
    Vinny de Beppo (a.k.a. radiowizard)

  • Keith

    That is so cool. I definitely wish I had the dough to buy that pad. Wow! That is one hip home.

  • revrev

    swingin’ but tasteful

  • Anonymous

    Does it come with all of Frank’s paraphernalia, Like the bathroom wall covered with photos of him and other stars who visited? And his piano, where many a song were pounded out? And, what about his model train room?

  • jamesvaughan

    Wow, talk about haunted… and what ghosts – ring-a-ding-ding!

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