Carol Ruth Weber
Swing Like Sinatra: Dream Stay in his Luxury Desert Estate
Reprinted from Medium article by Carol Ruth Weber
Take a step back to the early swinging 50’s when Hollywood was filled with glamorous icons that ordinary folks dreamed of emulating in their style of fashion and living. Perhaps one of the most idolized of those stars was the handsome “Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes led the pack with sophistication and fun.
Sinatra’s Plush Lifestyle for Rent
Photo courtesy of Twin Palms
Sinatra was as well known for his mannerisms and style as he was for his voice and movies. He was seen as having a fun life among his Rack Pack buddies dressed to the nines in elegance. Frank enjoyed living in high style. Whether a Manhattan Penthouse or a Palm Spring desert estate, he meticulously had his homes designed for enjoyable and comfortable living as well as ready to entertain the many Hollywood and political royalty to enter through the thresholds.
Live in the plush decor of Sinatra if only for a vacation. Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate in Palm Springs, Calif. has been lovingly restored to Frank’s original dream estate and is open to visitors wishing to rent a dream stay for a vacation or event. “Located in the famous Movie Colony neighborhood, just around the corner from residences once owned by Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Cary Grant,” perfectly describes the stunning local that the home is set in.
“Sinatra House includes a master suite, guest suite, guest bedroom, and an exterior entrance guest room. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with an additional powder room in the great room. The kitchen is the most recent restoration with Viking appliances and St. Charles modern cabinetry which closely resembles the original kitchen design, perfect for culinary creation and entertaining. Twin Palms is also wired with the latest technology, including wireless internet and iPod connectivity to the stereo system which plays sound both in the home and at poolside. Guests can enjoy listening to Sinatra tunes that are available for enjoyment. Memorabilia can be seen throughout the home that was Frank Sinatra’s original desert retreat from Hollywood.”
Relax into Luxury for a Special Vaca
Sink into the past mid-century, most splendid of time, estate lifestyle. Gather retro design inspiration from the Sinatra House originally designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. “The Twin Palms Estate is a spectacular example of mid-century architecture in the heart of Palm Springs.” The estate is furnished with period pieces and extensive Sinatra memorabilia.
The four bedrooms plus seven-bathroom home within 4500-square feet sleeps up to eight in luxury. The lovely restored residence showcases the vintage designer décor of its day. Most notable is the sound system restored to its like new quality when it was originally installed by Valentino Electronics in Hollywood. Among the delightful furnishings one will feel as if they stepped back into a simpler more elegant era. Take a dive into the uniquely designed famous piano-shaped swimming pool located as a centerpiece surrounded by the bedrooms and living areas.
Photo courtesy of Twin Palms
Frank Sinatra had the taste, style and grace that is worthy to be rediscovered for this century. Perhaps reinventing the old will bring back the simpler elegance of the past and rid us of some of the unnecessary opulence that is so evident in today’s lifestyle. Get out the top hat and cane and never be afraid to dance!