Twin Palms Estate – Sinatra House, Palm Springs

Twin Palms Estate – Sinatra House, Palm Springs

Designed by then-unknown Midcentury Modern architect E. Stewart Williams after Frank Sinatra made his first million dollars, this long and low structure became the unofficial prototype for much of the construction that followed in the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Despite being Williams' first privately commissioned home, he knew exactly what worked in a desert environment. While, initially, Sinatra had his sights set on a Georgian-style mansion complete with several stories, the architect patiently guided him in the direction of something more daring and more appropriate to living in California's sometimes harsh climatic conditions.

With guest quarters at 4,500 sq feet and post-war Hollywood glamor at full throttle, the house soon became the scene of countless star-studded, cocktail-flowing parties. It is even rumored that the famous crooner would put a flag in front of the estate so that neighbors would know when to come by for a drink (how very neighborly!).

Although Sinatra occupied the property for no more than 10 years, remnants of his personality remain to this day – from the grand piano-shaped swimming pool to the well-represented train collection and the numerous celebrity portraits lining the walls (two of which are of Marilyn Monroe).

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Sight Name: Twin Palms Estate – Sinatra House
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA (See walking tours in Palm Springs)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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