Archive for August, 2010
The San Francisco Chronicle, in their online newspaper, SFGate.com, featured the Twin Palms Estate in an article posted by Steve Rubenstein on January 17, 2010. The article was titled “Doing Palm Springs Sinatra’s way”. Here’s a sample from the article: “Thanks as well to the recession, staying in Sinatra’s four-bedroom house is now 25 percent off. The $1,950-per-night rate is marked down from $2,600. “It’s a large property, to go along with his large ego,” leasing agent William Sayegh said as he stepped into the master bedroom where Sinatra, in the 1940s and 1950s, spent quality time with Ava Gardner when he wasn’t spending it with Lana Turner. In the adjoining bathroom is the famous cracked sink, one of the home’s selling points. The crack was said to have been created when Gardner, after hearing about Turner, threw a Champagne bottle at Sinatra and, somehow, missed.”
The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper featured the Twin Palms Estate in their article entitled, It’s still Sinatra’s world, we just rent it, written by Dave LeBlanc on Mar. 14, 2009. Here’s a sample of the article: It’s quarter to three / There’s no one in the place, ‘cept you and me Actually there are three of us, but Larry Rener of property management company Homes Run is about to make like a tree, so my wife and I can get to livin’ large under those legendary twin palms. You know the ones: Fifty years ago, whenever Ol’ Blue Eyes was in residence, he’d hoist the cocktail hour banner up the pole between them, and, even though this was the outskirts of Palm Springs, celebrity friends came running. So set ’em up Joe / I got a little story I think you should know The story is that, in the summer of ’47, a young Frank Sinatra, flush with his first million, walked into Williams, Williams & Williams while chompin’ on an ice cream cone and asked architect E. Stewart Williams to design and build him a house in time for Christmas. Specifically, a huge honkin’ Georgian, but Mr. Williams, wisely, convinced The Voice that a long, low, modern affair would be better suited to the desert. After working furiously ’round the clock, the 4,500-square-foot, three-bedroom house – Mr. Williams’s first residential commission – was ready by New Year’s Eve.
The Desert Sun (mydesert.com) recently featured an article entitled, “Like Like a Star on Vacation” featuring Twin Palms Estate, in a July article The article was written by Monica Torline from The Desert Sun. Here’s a sample from the article: “The desert is dotted with homes where celebrities once lived and played. Today, some property owners are cashing in on that star-studded cachet.For a price, a tourist can relax poolside like Frank Sinatra once did, lounge in the same space where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned and puzzle over the hotplate Howard Hughes installed in his bathroom.” View Article in PDF format