You can own Frank Sinatra’s Byrdview Estate for $21.5M

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Buy this $21.5 million Hollywood home

A mid-century home with a storied history and deep Hollywood connections is now up for grabs. Recently listed for a whopping $21.5 million, this Los Angeles compound is by no means your ordinary luxury home.

Frank Sinatra's estate
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Frank Sinatra’s estate up for grabs

Judy Garland held her wedding here. Marilyn Monroe once lived in the guest house. Frank Sinatra himself called it home for over a decade, throwing roaring parties for all of his Rat Pack friends, with names like Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin or Ava Gardner in attendance.

Frank Sinatra's front yard
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A hot Hollywood filming spot

In recent years, the estate, which goes by the name Byrdview,  served as filming set for popular productions like Mad Men, Dreamgirls and Californication, adding a few extra notches on its popularity belt.

Frank Sinatra's estate outside statues
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8,000 square feet of luxury

Now, the 8,000+ square-foot compound, along with the massive lot it stands on (close to 14 acres), are looking for new owners to capitalize on both the bragging rights and the rare opportunity to own such a large stretch of land in the Los Angeles area. The property is listed with Craig Knizek of The Agency and Barrie Livingstone of Sotheby’s.

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A rare gem

Built in 1949, Byrdview is one of only a handful of homes ever to be designed by the great American architect William Pereira, co-founder of famed architectural firm Pereira & Luckman.

Frank Sinatra's estate living room
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The architect’s other famous feats

Known for designing the Los Angeles International Airport Theme Building, Pereira and Luckman parted ways roughly 10 years after Byrdview was built and went on to create timeless structures like the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco (Pereira) and Madison Square Garden in New York City (Luckman).

Frank Sinatra's estate dining table
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A home fit for an heiress

The house was commissioned by Dora Hutchinson, heiress to the Chase Manhattan bank fortune, who then rented the property to Frank Sinatra.

 

Frank Sinatra's estate piano
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Marilyn Monroe and other famous guests

Old Blue Eyes lived in the sprawling home in the 1950s and ’60s and often hosted his famous friends here. In fact, Marilyn Monroe is said to have lived in the guest house for some time, and actress Judy Garland married Vincente Minnelli on the property.

Frank Sinatra's estate bedroom
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Other Sinatra estates

This is one of six homes Sinatra lived in throughout his life (he died at age 82), and one that bears a striking resemblance to his first house, Twin Palms, a mid-century home in Palm Springs that the crooner had built for himself and his first wife, Nancy.
Frank Sinatra's estate sitting room
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Sinatra’s Twin Palms estate

For those of us who can’t afford a multi-million dollar estate but still want to walk a mile in the crooner’s shoes, Twin Palms, Frank Sinatra’s initial mid-century home in Palm Springs is offered as a vacation rental on Airbnb.
Frank Sinatra's estate kitchen
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A quiet location

You’ll find the lovely home in Chatsworth, a suburban neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley.
Frank Sinatra's estate kitchen bar
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Glass walls and great views

To make the most of its unique location (atop a private promontory) and 360-degree views, the house has full-length glass walls which overlook the Chatsworth Reservoir nature preserve. The glass walls also flood the house with natural light which, paired with its crisp white walls, bright interior design and 16-foot ceilings, make quite an impression.

The living space amounts to 8,161 square feet spread across the property’s existing three structures, with a total of seven bedrooms, seven full baths and two half-baths.

Frank Sinatra's estate bar and entertainment space
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A sleek and organic-themed interior

Each and every space in the house pays homage to the time when it was built, characterized by uncluttered and sleek lines with gentle organic curves, liberal use of traditional materials like wood and non-traditional materials such as glass, plywood or Plexiglass.

The living areas, kitchen and bedrooms all exemplify mid-century design and stand as testament to the timeless quality of the style.

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14 acres of luxury

There’s also a gym, massage/steam room/sauna, as well as a 50-foot pool and a more than generous pergola lounge area.

Believe it or not, that’s not even the biggest draw. The property is being offered for sale along with adjoining parcels that total close to 14 acres, a massive stretch of land the likes of which we don’t see very often in the Los Angeles area.

In fact, the final tract map is approved for development of 11 individual home sites with separate entrance, situated below and not in view of the main residence.

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An iconic estate with endless possibilities

Byrdview (or Farralone, as the iconic home has often been called) sits at the end of a near-mile-long driveway atop a private promontory that overlooks the vast 1,325-acre Chatsworth Reservoir nature preserve.

It has previously been offered for sale, but the past listing did not include the massive adjoining parcels. This opens up a lot of possibilities for discerned buyers to further expand this iconic property. So not only does Byrdview have an illustrious past, but we’re looking forward to seeing what its future has in store.

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This article originally appeared on FancyPantsHomes.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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