PHOTOS: Frank Sinatra’s vacation home, where he entertained The Rat Pack

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(WFLA) – In 1967 Frank Sinatra built a home in Palm Springs, Calif. He named this vacation retreat Villa Maggio, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

Sinatra had been performing in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years at this point, the site says. Hee “wanted a place where he and his friends could hang out for an occasional hiatus from their fans in a private location,” Top Ten reports. “He was always torn between wanting a solitary place to escape but also somewhere to party with his friends and distract from the depression days.”

Sinatra entertained his friends, The Rat Pack, in the home.

Villa Maggio sits on a five-acre estate. It’s 4,300 feet above Palm Springs, according to Top Ten. The home was named after Sinatra’s character, Angelo Maggio, in “From Here to Eternity.” He won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for that role.

The main home is rustic and has seven stone fireplaces. There are two kitchens, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The quest quarters are attached to that main house. A pool house has two saunas. In addition to a pool, there’s a tennis court and a private helipad.

“The home, sited on a granite mountain plateau over Palm Springs, may have the strongest connection to the real Sinatra, built to his personal specifications to satisfy his unique inner needs. Although much of the home has been updated such as the commercial-grade kitchen, a number of Sinatra’s personal touches are still at the home including a secret doorway, bathroom wallpaper and a Ronson foodmatic. The current owner’s family were Sinatra friends and are the only occupants since he lived in the home,” Top Ten writes.

The home is on the market for $3.9 million.

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