Icons in Palm Springs: Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra
TWIN PALMS ESTATE
Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947, Sinatra originally wanted a Georgian-style home until Williams persuaded him to adopt the California Desert Style—synonymous with Palm Springs and now Old Hollywood. Located in the famous Movie Colony neighborhood, the Twin Palms Estate is around the corner from residences once owned by Cary Grant and Jack Benny.
Surrounded by manicured grounds, tall hedges, and palm trees, this 4,500-square-foot estate offers total seclusion while still being close to downtown. Guests will find exquisite period furnishings inside this 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom architectural gem, including Terrazzo floor tiles, St. Charles cabinets, and a perfectly fitted wraparound sofa. A vintage audio system and grand piano sit nearby as a wall of windows illuminates the space with natural light. Just off the living room is an elegant dining table that offers a unique experience—eat inside under Twin Palm's roof or dine alfresco when the oversized glass doors open to the large back patio.
Once known for its star-studded soirees, it's easy to imagine Sinatra singing "The Best is Yet to Come" while his guests dance the night away around the famed piano-shaped pool. Walk under the beautiful colonnade that stretches to the pool house, as well as Sinatra's original recording studio gifted to him by Columbia Records—although it's not for use.
At the end of the night, guests can retire to the 4 bedrooms—1 primary bedroom and 3 guest bedrooms, one room is accessible through an exterior entrance. Each dreamy bedroom features a private bathroom with an additional powder room off the great room. For all movie lovers, memorabilia can be seen throughout this restored residence that remains a stunning desert retreat to this day.
Although Sinatra passed away in 1998, his legacy lives on in Palm Springs. A stroll down any street will show you his influence on the style—from modernistic homes with vivid colors to classic cars lining the streets for Sunday brunch. He truly made his mark on this town, and he did it his way.
The unique history, lavish amenities, and architectural features make Twin Palms Estate a timeless combination of classic mid-century design and modern Palm Springs elegance. As one of the most famous houses in the area, Twin Palms continues to be an iconic symbol of old Hollywood glamour, which guests can experience just like Hollywood's biggest stars once did. Book now!
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