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Daily AD Features Sinatra House in Modernism Week Article

Sinatra House was featured in the February 25, 2013 article entitled “Highlights from Palm Springs Modernism Week” along with other classic mid-century iconic establishments. Here’s a sample from the article: “Thousands of design junkies descended on the Palm Springs Convention Center last week for the gala preview of the Modernism Show and Sale, which brought together 80 exhibitors from across the United States. The mood in the cavernous hall was decidedly upbeat, buoyed by attendees who used the occasion to don their vintage poodle skirts, Hawaiian shirts, and other artifacts of 20th-century fashion.

Curbed.com Spends Time Touring and Partying at Sinatra House Cocktail Reception

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Sinatra House opened its doors and hosted a cocktail party during Palm Springs Modernism Week and Curbed.com featured their tour on their web site recently in an article entitled: Curbed Inside: Touring (and Partying at) Frank Sinatra’s Famous Twin Palms Here’s a sample from the article: “It’s Palm Springs Modernism Week and we’re touring a few of the beautiful buildings open to the public as part of the festivities. First up: Frank Sinatra’s old place, which hosted the opening party last night. Can you hear it? Look closely at the former desert retreat of Frank Sinatra and you may be able to hear the muted strains of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. The 1947 E. Stewart Williams-designed estate sits on a relatively non-descript block in Palm Springs’s Movie Colony neighborhood but contained within is a mid-century time capsule with period-appropriate interiors and the famous piano-shaped swimming pool. To kick off Palm Springs Modernism Week, the house was the site of a cocktail reception last night.”     View Article Online | View / Print PDF Version

Daily Press Features Twin Palms in Article “Touring Sinatra’s Twin Palms”

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The High Desert Daily Press, a daily newspaper for the High Desert Featured Twin Palms in Article “Touring Sinatra’s Twin Palms” written by Veronica Hill. Here’s a sample from the article: “Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the Palm Springs Movie Colony was home to Hollywood’s hottest stars, from Al Jolson and Cary Grant, to Elvis Presley and Jack Benny. Ole Blue Eye’s pad was among the most elaborate — complete with a piano-shaped swimming pool flanked by two palm trees. Today, Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs house — dubbed “Twin Palms” — is available as a luxury vacation rental starting at a jawdropping $2,600 per night (3-night minimum). This mid-century desert home, designed in 1947 by E. Stewart Williams, was where Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, hosted some of the Rat Pack’s swankiest parties.” View the Article Online | View / Print PDF

MId2Mod Features Sinatra House in Star style: Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms

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Mid2Mod, a blogging magazine catering to retrophiles and devotees of everything Mid-Century Modern, recently featured the Twin Palms Estate in their article entitled “Star style: Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms” Here’s a sample from the article: “In May of 1947, Frank Sinatra walked into the office of E. Stewart Williams and told him he wanted a Georgian-style estate built in Palm Springs, California, by Christmas, when he and his first wife Nancy Barbato planned to host a party. Horrified at the prospect of having to build a Georgian-style mansion in the middle of the desert, Williams nevertheless drew the plans, but he drew a second set of plans for a modern home. Fortunately, Sinatra loved the modern design, and construction began around the clock in an effort to meet Sinatra’s deadline. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom, 4,500-square-foot fully air-conditioned estate was completed in time for the Sinatras to host a New Year’s party. Sinatra immediately dubbed the estate Twin Palms…” Read the Article Online | View Print PDF  

 

 

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